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EraMED and LifeFlight of Maine Renew Aviation Management Service Contract

EraMED and LifeFlight of Maine an- nounced today the renewal of their con- tract naming EraMED as LifeFlight of Maine’s provider of aviation management services. The two companies have worked together providing air emergency medical services since July 1998.

LifeFlight of Maine owns two Agusta 109E helicopters; one based at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine, and the other based at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine, which cover all of Maine and its offshore islands. The aircraft transport patients pri- marily to the three trauma centers in Maine: Eastern Maine, Central Maine and Maine Medical Centers. Patients are also transported to hospitals in New Hamp- shire, Vermont and specialty centers lo- cated in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2008, the National Association of Air Medical Services presented the Pro- gram of the Year award to LifeFlight of Maine at the Association’s annual meet- ing. The award recognizes an emergency medical transport program that has demonstrated a superior level of patient care, management prowess, quality lead- ership through visionary and innovative

approaches, customer service, safety con- sciousness, marketing ingenuity, commu- nity service and commitment to the medical transport community, as a whole. LifeFlight Executive Director Tom Judge said, “We operate in a challenging environment and expect world class per- formance for the people of Maine. As one of the world’s leading aviation companies, EraMED’s operating philosophy and fo- cus on safety, consistency, cost value, and quality performance fit well with our ethos of just culture. EraMED operates our Agusta aircraft at 98% availability, we continue to build an innovative low level IFR system, and we have been able to in- tegrate our management systems and op- erations performance improvement. We expect world class performance and Er- aMED consistently delivers.”

EraMED Vice President and General Manager, Terry Umfleet said, “EraMED is pleased to have the opportunity to con- tinue our long standing relationship with LifeFlight of Maine. The proactive ap- proach to sound operating practices and the positive safety culture within their pro- gram is a testament to their commitment to quality service.”

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About LifeFlight of Maine

LifeFlight of Maine is a nonprofit, statewide critical care helicopter service. Since 1998, Maine’s only such service has safely transported more than 10,000 criti- cally ill and injured patients from nearly all of the state’s communities and offshore islands. LifeFlight is Maine’s only li- censed Scene Response Air Ambulance and is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It complements and supports the work of local physicians, mid-level providers, nurses, and EMS squads in car- ing for the critically ill and injured.

About EraMED LLC

EraMED is an innovative air medical service company, providing medical in- stitutions with around-the-clock flight ser- vices that include pilots, maintenance, communications support and a diverse fleet of sophisticated twin-engine turbine helicopters. EraMED offers fleet manage- ment services to medical providers who own their own aircraft, as well as provid- ing aircraft leasing arrangements for he- licopter services. For more information, please visit: www.eramedllc.com. ❚ Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52
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