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AMGH set to acquire AMRG
On 18 April, Texas, Air Medical Group Holdings, Inc. (AMGH) announced that it has agreed to acquire has agreed to acquire Air Medical Resource Group (AMRG).
Based in Utah, AMRG has operations in 15 US states, including Alaska and Hawaii. Texas-based AMGH, which already has hundreds of critical care aircraft in operation, said that with the acquisition of AMRG it will add 62 bases and new geographies to its customer service footprint.
AMGH CEO Fred Buttrell commented: “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 US. 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.”
Hunt said: “We are joining one of, if not the finest, medical transport organisations in America, and we very much welcome the opportunity to continue to grow as a significant part of that organisation. 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, Hawaii Life Flight, Guardian Flight, Gallup Med Flight, MedStar, Aeromed, Valley Med Flight, Alaska Regional LifeFlight, MountainStar AirCare, AeroCare Medical Transport and Wiregrass Life Flight. Subsidiary companies of AMGH include Air Evac Life Team, AirMedCare Network, AirMed International, Lifeguard Ambulance, Med-Trans Corporation and Reach Air Medical Services.
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