BRYAN, TX, August 22, 2023 — Today, St. Joseph Health announced it has entered into a partnership with Med-Trans Corporation (Med-Trans) to continue air medical services in the Brazos Valley under the name St. Joseph Health AirMed 12.
The AirMed12 base operates round-the-clock and leverages the expertise of both organizations. St. Joseph Health provides the highly trained and experienced flight nurses and flight paramedics, while Med-Trans provides skilled pilots and aviation maintenance technicians. The Airbus H-135 operated at this base is medically configured with the latest avionics and safety features and is Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) capable, meaning it can operate in reduced visibility conditions.
“Our new relationship with Med-Trans will upgrade our current aircraft to the latest air medical helicopter available, increasing our ability to fly in marginal weather, increasing our ability to get to critical patients in the Brazos Valley,” said Billy Rice, St. Joseph Health Director of EMS and AirMed 12. “The combination of St Joseph Flight crews and Med-Trans' aviation expertise will make AirMed 12 one of the highest performing flight teams in the country."
St. Joseph Health was the first to bring air medical services to the Brazos Valley, opening its program in 2005 under the name AirMed 12. This new partnership between St. Joseph Health and Med-Trans leverages Med-Trans Corporation’s nationwide resources, ensuring comprehensive, state-of-the-art aviation resources.
“We are incredibly proud to partner with St. Joseph Health,” said Kim Montgomery, president of Med-Trans. “Our partnership will greatly enhance the ability of St. Joseph’s Health clinicians to provide critical care to patients in need, particularly those in life-threatening or time-sensitive situations."
This transition of aviation services to Med-Trans will be seamless with no disruption or change in service for patients or the public.
About Med-Trans Corporation
Med-Trans is a leading national air medical provider, focused on establishing professional relationships with leading health systems, medical centers and EMS agencies. Med-Trans offers a broad range of solutions to help its partners achieve successful patient outcomes. With
relationships in 26 states and operations from more than 125 base locations, more than 1,200 Med-Trans team members make a difference every day in the lives and communities they serve. For more info go to www.med-trans.net.
Med-Trans is part of Global Medical Response. With nearly 38,000 team members, Global Medical Response delivers compassionate, quality medical care, primarily in the areas of emergency medical services and patient relocation services in the United States and around the world. GMR was formed by combining the industry leaders in air, ground, mobile healthcare services, and community, industrial/specialty and wildland fire services.
For additional information, visit us on LinkedIn or at www.GlobalMedicalResponse.com.
About St. Joseph Health
St. Joseph Health is a member of St. Luke’s Health and part of CommonSpirit Health, the largest Catholic health system and the second-largest nonprofit hospital chain in the United States. Since 1936, St. Joseph Health has been the Brazos Valley’s leader in providing high-quality, patient-centered health care. Our expansive network encompasses five hospitals, including St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital in Bryan, College Station Hospital, Madison Hospital, Grimes Hospital, and Burleson Hospital; two long term care facilities; an assisted living facility and multiple clinics. Regional Hospital is the highest-level trauma center in the Brazos Valley, ready to provide the most comprehensive and state-of-the art trauma services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. St. Joseph Health was the first to bring air medical services to the Brazos Valley, opening its program in 2005 under the name AirMed 12, and was the first in the region to be accredited as a Chest Pain Center and Primary Stroke Center. St. Joseph Health is an academic and clinical partner of Texas A&M Health Science Center, working together St. Joseph Health and the Texas A&M Health Network employ over 100 primary care physicians, specialists and advanced practice clinicians. To learn more, visit St-Joseph.org.
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