Medevac Operation Expands to Fairbanks
Fairbanks, Alaska - September 14, 2009 - LifeMed Alaska has expanded its medevac transport services to Fairbanks. The new base commenced operations on September 8, 2009 with a Lear 35 jet aircraft and 24/7 medical crew and pilots ready to transport patients to hospitals in Anchorage, Seattle and Portland. In addition, the new base operation is poised to respond to medevac needs on the North Slope.
"This new base aligns with our mission to provide quality medevac services to the entire state of Alaska," explains Scott Kirby, Interim CEO of LifeMed Alaska. "We're pleased to expand services to Fairbanks and we look forward to working with the community and the local healthcare providers."
The new base is located at the Fairbanks International Airport. LifeMed Alaska also has bases in Anchorage, Soldotna and Palmer and operates a fleet of 6 fixed wing and 2 rotor wing aircraft.
LifeMed Alaska, LLC has over 32 years combined experience flying medevacs in Alaska and provides superior response time, state-of-the-art technology, and highly-trained and experienced medical teams. LifeMed Alaska was formed from the unification of LifeGuard Alaska and Aeromed International on November 1, 2008. LifeGuard Alaska was owned and operated by Providence Alaska Medical Center and served the state of Alaska for 22 years, providing both helicopter and fixed wing emergency services. Aeromed International was owned and operated by Yukon-Kuskokwim Healthcare Corporation and served the state of Alaska for 10 years providing fixed wing emergency services.