Spring, TX– EagleMed LLC is adding 14 employees and a medically configured Beechcraft King Air B200 to a new critical care air medical transport operation located near Houston, Texas. The company has already begun flying fixed wing critical care transports in the Houston region from the new location.
“At EagleMed we are very pleased to add this important resource to a medical community that annually serves hundreds of thousands of patients with critical needs,” said EagleMed President Larry Bugg. EagleMed operates a fleet of 20 Beechcraft King Airs, 15 helicopters and six ground ambulances.
“When distance is a factor and time is essential in terms of patient outcomes, a 24/7 medically-staffed King Air B200 adds a vital transport modality to the region’s patient support infrastructure,” he added. The King Air medical transport capability will also be available to members of the AirMedCare membership network.
In addition to serving south Texas, the Houston operation will also conduct international critical care flights into Mexico. EagleMed’s 20th King Air is based in its own dedicated hangar at David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport in Spring, Texas.
The pressurized medically configured Beechcraft King Air B200 turboprop with twin upgraded Blackhawk engines and Garmin G1000 class cockpit with synthetic vision is capable of instrument flight during meteorological conditions at a speed of 310 mph and a range of approximately 900 miles round trip.
EagleMed’s experienced and proficient team of commercial instrument rated rotor and Airline Transport Pilot rated fixed wing pilots undergo industry-leading hands-on training every four months to include FlightSafety International simulation training. EagleMed’s expert staff of critical care paramedics and Certified Flight Registered Nurses has advanced training in pediatric and adult care and utilize METIman Human Patient Simulators (adult, pediatric, and infant) to maintain the highest level of competency and proficiency.
EagleMed is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services (CAMTS), which is the gold standard for patient care and safety across the operational spectrum of air medical transport services. EagleMed is one of only two Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 135 charter certificate holders in the FAA Central Region to achieve Safety Management System (SMS) Level 2 distinction. Additionally, EagleMed received the ARGUS International, Inc. Gold Rating based on pilot qualifications and a comprehensive on-site safety audit of its aviation and maintenance operations.
EagleMed leverages technology through its web-based Learning Management System and IS-BAO registered Baldwin SMSlite system to deliver regulatory, aircraft-specific, air medical resource management, SMS, risk management, just culture, threat and error management, OSHA safety compliance training and safety report data tracking and analysis. EagleMed maintains a technologically advanced Communications Center with satellite tracking/communications for 24/7 oversight and medical direction provided by a cadre of emergency physicians and highly trained communication staff that are certified emergency medical technicians. For more info go to flyeaglemed.com.
About EagleMed LLC
EagleMed LLC, headquartered in Wichita, Kan., is a privately owned and operated critical care air medical and ground transport service. A subsidiary of Air Medical Group Holdings, Inc., EagleMed has provided safe, world-class patient care to patients and communities in the Midwest for more than 30 years. EagleMed has more than 400 highly trained employees and operates an extensive fleet of 15 medically equipped Eurocopter AS350 B2/B3 helicopters, 20 Beechcraft King Air fixed-wing aircraft, and six ground ambulances in 14 States.
EagleMed’s senior aviation, maintenance, and safety leadership has a combined total of more than 150 years of aviation operational experience. Recognized as a leader in the industry, the organization and its employees received the 2013 Chairman’s Award and the 2010 President’s Award for Leadership and Safety from the Association of Air Medical Services. EagleMed also received the 2011 Safety Award from the Helicopter Association International, Best Practice in Just Culture from CAMTS; and the 2012 Pilot of the Year Award from the National EMS Pilots Association.
EagleMed is a membership-supported air ambulance service that is part of the AirMedCare Network. AirMedCare is America’s largest air medical transport membership network, providing emergency access to the highest levels of care for its 1.5 million subscribers. The AirMedCare Network combines the membership programs of four leading air ambulance operators: EagleMed, REACH, Air Evac Lifeteam and Med-Trans Corporation. For more information about memberships, visit joineaglemed.com.