The best thing to happen, on the worst day of your life.
Author: AirMedCare Network
An AirMedCare Network membership automatically enrolls you in all provider membership programs, (Air Evac Lifeteam, REACH Air Medical Services, and Med-Trans Air Medical Transport) giving you membership coverage in over 260 locations across 32 states. All AirMedCare Network service providers work cooperatively to provide the highest levels of care for you, your family, and your community. In the event you are flown by an AirMedCare Network participating provider for a life or limb threatening emergency, we will work with your benefits provider to secure payment for your flight. Whatever your benefits provider pays will be considered payment in full. Even with medical insurance, an air medical transport can leave you with unexpected out-of-pocket expenses, burdening your finances & family.
Thanks to the support of over 2.6 million members, AirMedCare Network providers can provide financial peace of mind for you and your family…while providing this vital service to our community.
Our spotlight turns now to Chris Willis, Membership Manager for ‘The Shoals’, Tuscumbia, AL Air Evac Lifeteam Base #16. Chris has been part of the family now for 7 years.
From childhood as a Boy Scout he fell in love with caring for others and offering first aid when needed. At age 18 he enlisted in the Alabama National Guard as a Combat Field Medic. In 1993 he went on active duty to Ft. Meade Maryland where he had his first introduction to helicopters while in Air Assault School.Air Assault School teaches soldiers how to repel from helicopters into situations to provide security and render aide. It was a major highlight when he went to Korea in 94 to be a medic on a Blackhawk helicopter with the Quick Reaction Force. In 1999 Chris volunteered to go to Bosnia for a 9 month rotation. While in Bosnia he worked as a Medic in the ER, Cat Scan, Lab, Sick Call and Ambulance Section. Every day patients were brought into the hospital via Blackhawk helicopters as Chris and his team raced to get them from the bird into the hospital. After Bosnia Chris gave up his military service to focus on starting a family.
Due to life’s full circle Chris has found his dream job! Taking care of people with the helicopter he grew to love with his Army time. Sharing how life can change and the beautiful product he had access too. With passion driving him he quickly rose to the occasion and started being a successful Sales person.
From Chris: ” I sold from the heart, that’s the beauty of what we do with AMCN. I love what I do!
I believe in our service, I believe in our Teams and Crews. No selfishness, just taking care of people from their health concerns to their pocket books. I have my dream job and I could not be more proud to be a part of such an amazing Family!”
Our spotlight shines on Jeff Miller this week, our Membership Sales Manager representing Air Evac Lifeteam #108 in Mayfield, Kentucky.
Jeff has been with us since the summer of 2015. Before joining the AirMedCare Network team Jeff was in retail and has over 15 years of management experience.
Jeff is proud of his Kentucky roots and lives where he was born and raised in Benton, Kentucky with his wife Deanna, son Brady, step-son Ethan and their dog Buttercup. Jeff loves sports and is a fan of everything involving the University of Kentucky Wildcats, especially basketball. If he’s not working or spending time with his family you can more than likely catch Jeff on the golf course.
From Jeff- “I love my job. I meet all kinds of people on a daily basis and I enjoy hearing all of the stories of how our company has saved someone’s life or how the membership has given them financial peace of mind in case they are flown. I enjoy educating everyone on the benefits of our membership program and I am very proud to represent a company that has such an impact on the communities we serve. My son Brady who is 4 years old loves to count all of the membership stickers he sees on vehicles when we are driving.”
Our spotlight shines on Kevin Fear today, who has been with Air Evac Lifeteam / AirMedCare Network since 2008! What seems like just yesterday, has been nearly ten years!
Kevin was born and raised in Southern IL, and we’re proud that he represents us at AEL #35—Marion, IL & AEL #138—Harrisburg, IL.
Kevin has been married to his best friend, Heather, since June of 2013; They are parents to Kevin’s step-daughter Emily, age 17 and one extremely energetic fur baby, Sophie, a 3 ½ year old boxer.
Kevin enjoys being outdoors, working on odd jobs around their property and house. This past summer, Kevin and his brother-in-law decided to take up skydiving as a hobby. They survived and were immediately hooked!
From Kevin: “The most enjoyable aspect of working for AMCN is the wide variety of people I have met over the past eight years. I have formed many good friendships with my coworkers and members alike. I am truly proud to represent a company that provides such a valuable service to rural America and, at the same time, offers a means to eliminate the financial burden on our members. I am excited to see what kind of growth we will experience in the years to come.”
In this edition of our spotlight, we look to the hills of Tennessee.
Steven Beckett proudly represents our provider, Wings Air Rescue, at the Johnson City and Morristown, Tennessee locations.
Steven has been with us since July of 2015. He has been married to the love of his life for 31 years, and together they have three sons, two grandsons, and one granddaughter.
From Steven: “It wasn’t long after starting with the company that I fell in love with the company, the staff and the invaluable services we provide to the public. Speaking with families that had received the benefits of our service, some members and others not, I quickly realized that what we are doing isn’t merely a job… but a calling, and I very much wanted to be an integral part in this incredible company. After working for AirMedCare Network for 18 months, I cannot imagine doing anything else with my life.”
Rhonda became a part of AMCN in April 2015 covering AEL-115 and AEL-55 which covers 5 counties in Texas.
Rhonda is a native Texan, married to husband David and together they have 3 daughters and one granddaughter. Rhonda and family love spending time together, traveling and COWBOYS football. 🙂
Rhonda has several fans in the main office, winning everyone over with her thoughtful and pleasant disposition! We’re lucky to have her!
From Rhonda: “I love that every day brings new people and new information to learn and to share. There are no better people to work with than those I work with daily; bases, my area 5 teammates, area director and headquarters personnel. All are superior. Making it all worthwhile are the positive comments/feedback received daily from those purchasing and especially those who have been flown. ”
Our spotlight shines on Horace Taylor today, a veteran Membership Manager based out of Kerrville, Texas.
Horace has over 40 years of experience in Aviation and Logistics, and has even owned a small airline! Horace is also a Veteran of the Vietnam Era, and is married with two sons.
Horace joined the company in 2008, and has excelled at raising awareness for our membership ever since!
From Horace: ” I love my job and our mission. My crew makes my job enjoyable and easier. I consider myself as an educator not a Salesperson. My mission is to educate everyone in my seven counties and to see an Air Med Care Sticker on every automobile that I pass.”
Last night kicked off the The Little State Fair in Georgetown, OH, and kick-off with a bang it did! Melissa McElroy, Membership Manager for the Brown County, OH AEL base brought out her helicopter float, which made quite the impression!
Find the week’s schedule of events here The Little State Fair. If you’re in the area, come on out and enjoy the fun!