Guardian Flight LLC, a 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, US.
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, an alliance of affiliated air ambulance providers. An AirMedCare Network membership automatically enrols participants in all participating providers’ membership programmes, 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.
Guardian Flight's parent company, AMGH, is the country’s largest provider of emergency 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.