Through our partnership with Air Methods, the Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) MedEvac helicopters are operated and
dispatched by the world's largest air ambulance operator. Headquartered in Colorado, Air Methods operates more than 400
aircraft at nearly 300 bases that serve 48 states, and employs close to 4,000 professionals nationwide. Under our partnership,
Air Methods employs MedEvac's pilots and mechanics and the clinical staff are employees of LVHN.
As the most experienced air medical operator in the industry, Air Methods uses its leadership position responsibly to encourage safety improvements within the air medical community and directly to the MedEvac program. The company not only supports safety concepts and the value, but has demonstrated the commitment during the past six years by investing more than $100 million in advancing and incorporating safety programs and technologies into its operations.
Air Methods was the first helicopter air medical operator to participate in the FAA's SMS voluntary implementation program, and one of only nine commercial air operators (including HEMS operators and Part 121 major commercial U.S. airlines) in the nation to earn an exit Level 2 SMS status acknowledgement letter. All MedEvac helicopters are under the watchful eye of Air Methods' Operational Control Center. The center operates around the clock, every day of the year, and provides support for our pilots before and during a flight. MedEvac pilots also participate in Air Methods' rigorous training program, which is one of the most thorough, if not the most thorough in the industry. This includes access to mobile flight training devices. MedEvac helicopters are dispatched through Air Methods' national communications center, the only center of its size and scope in the nation.