Kim Montgomery, Chief Operating Officer for Med-Trans, said the acquisition was finalized on 1 October. “Med-Trans is honored to work with the team at Hospital Wing,” Montgomery said. “Hospital Wing shares many of our organizational values, placing focus on quality patient care and safety, and will be an incredible extension of the Med-Trans family.”
John Butora, CEO of Hospital Wing, added: “We are very excited to enter the next chapter of Hospital Wing’s history with Med-Trans. Both organizations share an extreme devotion to providing the highest standard of care to our patients in the safest environment possible.”
Josh Steele, previously the Hospital Wing Director of Clinical Operations, is joining Med-Trans as a Regional Director. “Hospital Wing was formed in 1986 through a consortium effort with four healthcare systems,” Steele said. “Today there are five air medical bases. All locations fly the EC 130, and each crew consists of a highly skilled pilot, flight nurse and flight paramedic.”
Memberships will be transferred
In addition, the Memphis program features a helicopter for adult scene flights or interfacility transfers and a helicopter for pediatric flights. Individual memberships will transfer to the AirMedCare Network (AMCN).
Keith Hovey, Vice-President of AMCN, said no action is required for Hospital Wing members. “Individual members will automatically receive the AMCN membership benefits at no additional cost for their current membership term. Members will receive a renewal notice approximately 45 days prior to their annual renewal date.”
AMCN members are covered by 320 participating air medical locations across 38 states. Members have no out-of-pocket expenses in connection with all life or limb-threatening transports provided by Air Evac Lifeteam, Guardian Flight, Med-Trans Corporation and REACH Air Medical Services. An AMCN membership covers everyone who lives with the member at his or her primary residence.
In 2019, individuals from three Global Medical Response operations have been recognized for their remarkable contributions to the air medical and critical care ground transport community.