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ROTORCRAFT EMS


BY LINDA AHMADI PHOTOS: REACH AIR MEDICAL SERVICES


A History of


Air Medical Services


REACH


Beginning in 1987 with one helicopter, the company now employs more than 300 people in California, Oregon and Texas.


Privately owned and operated,


REACH Air Medical Services is known not only for its mission-driven patient care, but also by its distinctive red aircraft, innovative safety initiatives, employee- and customer-centricity tenets and industry leadership.


THE FOUNDER Passionate in his beliefs and fearless in


his mission to, “Always do what is right for the patient,” the spirit of founder Dr. John L. McDonald lives today in REACH.


Dr.


McDonald’s overriding passion for patients to receive timely, needed emergency care helped overcome personal and political obstacles, allowing REACH to become a rec- ognized leader and innovator in air medical services. Whether issues were financial (whether getting paid for a transport or not) or political (having his medical license threatened for “breaking a county regula- tion” that was in the best interest of the patient’s life), thousands upon thousands of people have benefitted from Dr. McDonald’s commitment.


REACH TODAY REACH, originally an acronym for


“Redwood Empire Air Care Helicopter” is headquartered in Santa Rosa, California, where their original base is still located today. The company operates 12 bases with two more bases opening in the coming


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