Wednesday, May 20, 2015
REACH Air Medical Services to Acquire Summit Air Ambulance
REACH Air Medical Services has announced its planned acquisition of Summit Air Ambulance from Texas Next Capital, based in San Antonio, Texas.
Summit is headquartered in Meridian, Idaho, and uses medically configured helicopters and airplanes to transport injured patients from accident scenes and community hospitals to higher levels of care. Flight medics and nurses provide an ICU level of care during patient transports. Summit and its affiliated companies have been providing critical care air medical services for 16 years and have transported more than 7,000 critically ill and injured patients in Nevada and Montana. Summit operates a total of eight AgustaWestland helicopters and Pilatus PC-12 airplanes from six bases in four locations in Nevada and Montana, with a new base opening in La Junta, Colo. in June.
REACH Air Medical Holdings, based in Santa Rosa, Calif., operates from 27 bases throughout California, Oregon and Texas, with helicopters, planes and ground ambulances. REACH has transported more than 100,000 patients since its beginnings in Northern California in 1987.
Patients who are currently part of Summit’s Membership Plan will continue to receive the benefits of membership. Over the next few months, Summit Membership Plan participants will transition to REACH’s AirMedCare Network, and will receive expanded benefits and reciprocal coverage with a number of other air transport programs.
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