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Sacramento, CA. and South Jordan, UT., May 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) today announced that Guardian Flight (Guardian) operations has joined the REACH family of companies.
Integrating these two air ambulance providers presents substantial opportunities for operational synergies, which will result in increased service and enhanced care to the communities they serve.
Sean Russell, President of REACH Air Medical Services, said, "Built upon foundations of excellence in patient care, customer service, and safety, this change brings together two of the most well-respected brands in the air medical industry and will result in service that is reflective of our combined expertise."
"We are excited about the opportunities this merger will create for our patients, as well as our customers and associates," said Randy Lyman, Senior Vice President of Operations for Guardian Flight. "Together we will be will be able to bring enhanced services to communities in all sixteen states we serve."
The companies will continue to operate under their respective brands and will be uniting under one executive leadership team, with combined operational leaders. Sean Russell, President of REACH, will assume the Presidency of both organizations. Randy Lyman, SVP of Operations for Guardian, will become the Chief Operating Officer of both organizations. Vicky Spediacci, Vice President of Flight Operations for REACH, will be appointed Vice President of Aviation, for both organizations. The new executive/operational leadership team for the combined companies will be announced during the transition period.
REACH and Guardian are part of the Global Medical Response (GMR) family of companies. GMR is the industry-leading air, ground, specialty and residential fire services and managed medical transportation organization through its family of brands: American Medical Response (AMR), Rural Metro Fire, Air Evac Lifeteam, REACH Air Medical Services, Med-Trans Corporation, AirMed International and Guardian Flight. With more than 38,000 employees, GMR teams deliver compassionate, quality medical care, primarily in the areas of emergency and patient relocation services, in the United States, the District of Columbia and around the world.
About REACH Air Medical Services
REACH Air Medical Services, headquartered in Sacramento, CA, provides critical care air and ground transport service to communities throughout California, Oregon, Nevada, Montana, Texas, Colorado, and Hawaii. REACH employs hundreds of highly trained nurses, paramedics, pilots and aircraft maintenance technicians to provide service to patients using their fleet of medically equipped helicopters, airplanes, and ground ambulances. REACH is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS), which is the gold standard for patient care and safety in the medical transport industry. For more information, visit www.REACHAir.com.
About Guardian Flight
Guardian Flight (GF) is a leading provider of air medical services, management, and experience in the air medical industry. GF has developed a proven business model that allows our programs to experience success in caring for and transporting patients in rural settings and hospitals to large tertiary care facilities in metropolitan areas. We utilize the most advanced equipment, quality aircraft, and most importantly, trained and experienced staff to accomplish our mission of saving lives and caring for the communities we serve. GF currently operates in Alaska, Hawaii, Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Michigan, Minnesota, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and California. For more information, visit www.GuardianFlight.com.
Robyn Dondero REACH Air Medical Services (310) 633-1858 Robyn.Dondero@REACHAir.com