We are exceptionally pleased to be affiliated with Cleveland Clinic as their fixed-wing partner
Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) October 12, 2008
Award-winning air ambulance company, AirMed International (http://www.airmed.com ), has announced it was chosen as the fixed-wing operator for the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, consistently ranked as one of America's best hospitals. AirMed opened its fifth base of operations in Cleveland, Ohio to support the Cleveland Clinic operations.
Two Beechjet 400 medical aircraft will be based at Cleveland's Burke Lakefront airport, and AirMed will manage all dispatch, flight and maintenance for the new fixed-wing component of the highly regarded Cleveland Clinic Critical Care Transport (CCT) program. AirMed's will also operate and serve the hospital's Organ Procurement Program teams. CCT currently operates helicopter and ground ambulance services staffed with teams of Cleveland Clinic medical professionals. CCT will maintain the clinical aspect of the new fixed-wing component and have long-range capabilities through AirMed's current fleet of medical jets.
"We are exceptionally pleased to be affiliated with Cleveland Clinic as their fixed-wing partner," said Jeff Tolbert, President and CEO of AirMed International. "The Cleveland Clinic knows of our firm commitment to safety and excellence in all aspects of patient transport and care, and we are honored to be chosen as the air carrier for their air medical programs."
About the Air Ambulance Company AirMed International
AirMed International is the country's leading air ambulance service, offering unparalleled medical care and bedside-to-bedside transportation on a worldwide basis. AirMed flies more than 2,000 transport missions each year and manages the fixed-wing operations for two of the nation's top hospitals. With company-wide CAMTS accreditation, AirMed is a preferred carrier for the U.S. Department of Defense and operates a fleet of fully customized fixed-wing aircraft from its headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama, with additional bases in Hawaii, Minnesota and Hong Kong. AirMed is the 2007 recipient of the prestigious "Air Ambulance Provider of the Year," an international award recognizing industry excellence on a global scale. For more information about AirMed, see our website at http://www.airmed.com or call Sarah Hanley at 1-800-356-2161 or 205-443-4840.
About Cleveland Clinic:
Cleveland Clinic, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is a not-for-profit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation's best hospitals in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" survey. Approximately 1,800 full-time salaried physicians and researchers at Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Clinic Florida represent more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties. In 2007, there were 3.5 million outpatient visits to Cleveland Clinic and 50,455 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 80 countries. Cleveland Clinic's Web site address is http://www.clevelandclinic.org.