Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 19, 2018 – Guardian Flight LLC, a leading air medical transport company, is the new rebranded name of the former Air Medical Resource Group (AMRG), headquartered in South Jordan, Utah, near Salt Lake City.
Guardian Flight, recently acquired by Air Medical Group Holdings Inc. (AMGH), operates a fleet of approximately 100 fixed and rotor wing aircraft dedicated to air medical flights in the Upper Midwest, Mountain West, Southwest, Alaska and Hawaii. With more than 800 professional staff, including clinical providers, pilots, mechanics, trained communicators and support staff, Guardian Flight’s aircraft and associated medical crews are at 55 bases in 13 states that serve a total of 15 states.
“The change to Guardian Flight reflects the new legal structure of all of our entities and eliminates potential confusion between AMRG and AMGH,” said Guardian Flight President Fred Buttrell, who also serves as CEO of AMGH. “Importantly, the rebranding of our Guardian Flight umbrella company provides an opportunity to build a reputation for providing the finest possible servant care of the patients we transport,” he added.
All of the Guardian Flight companies are active in AirMedCare Network, the largest alliance of affiliated air ambulance providers. An AirMedCare Network membership automatically enrolls participants in all participating providers’ membership programs providing necessary transport at a nominal membership fee. It has three million members in 38 states.
Guardian Flight companies include Eagle Air Med serving parts of Arizona, New Mexico, South Dakota, Colorado and Utah; Hawaii Life Flight in Hawaii; Guardian Flight in Alaska and Wyoming. Companies also include Gallup Med Flight and MedStar in New Mexico; Valley Med Flight in North Dakota, Michigan, Montana, and Minnesota; Alaska Regional LifeFlight in Alaska; MountainStar AirCare operating in Utah; and AeroCare Medical Transport serving in Arizona. For information on Guardian Flight LLC go to www.guardianflight.com.
Guardian Flight’s parent company, AMGH, is an industry leader in aviation safety with standards that exceed FAA and other regulatory agency minimums for training and aircraft equipment. AMGH provides high quality patient care in a safe and compliant manner. AMGH is the country’s largest provider of emergent air medical services with more than 100,000 patient transports annually. Across the country, the company has more than 330 air base locations in 38 states with a fleet of more than 400 aircraft. Its team of more than 7,000 professionals is focused on safely transporting and caring for critically ill patients 24/7/365.
Air Medical Group Holdings, Inc. (AMGH), a leading medical transport and emergency medical service provider, has agreed to acquire Air Medical Resource Group (AMRG) of South Jordan, Utah. AMRG has operations in 15 states, including Alaska and Hawaii.
Lewisville-based AMGH already has hundreds of critical care aircraft in operation. With the acquisition of AMRG it will add 62 bases and new geographies to its customer service footprint.
“AMGH is delighted to add AMRG’s unique and widespread rotor and fixed-wing operations and markets such as Alaska and Hawaii, enabling us to partner to provide medical transport solutions to even more regions of the U.S.,” said AMGH CEO Fred Buttrell. “AMRG’s President Joseph Hunt and his leadership team have built an enviable record of customer engagement at the local level that will work nicely with existing AMGH operations and we look forward to their service contributions in the future.”
AMRG President Hunt said, “We are joining one of, if not the finest, medical transport organizations in America, and we very much welcome the opportunity to continue to grow as a significant part of that organization. Our commitment to AMGH is to continue to successfully meet and exceed patient expectations for providing the ultimate in medical care in a safe environment in their emergent time of need.”
AMRG companies include Eagle Air Med serving parts of Arizona, New Mexico, South Dakota, Colorado and Utah; Hawaii Life Flight in Hawaii; Guardian Flight in Alaska, Wyoming and Utah; Gallup Med Flight and MedStar in New Mexico; Aeromed in Puerto Rico; Valley Med Flight in North Dakota, Michigan, Montana, Wisconsin and Minnesota; Alaska Regional LifeFlight in Alaska; MountainStar AirCare operating in parts of Idaho, Wyoming and Utah; AeroCare Medical Transport serving the Navajo Nation in Arizona and the Four Corners region; and Wiregrass Life Flight serving Alabama.
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