DENVER, Feb. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, announced today it has entered into an agreement to provide medical communication services via its DirectCall Transfer Center to KentuckyOne Health's 18 hospitals and ambulatory care centers in Kentucky. As part of the agreement, Air Methods' DirectCall Transfer Center will assist with inter-facility patient transports between KentuckyOne Health-affiliated hospitals and ambulatory care centers and non-KentuckyOne Health medical centers by managing all incoming and outgoing calls between the health system's hospitals, physicians and other hospitals based on established medical communication service policies and procedures. Aaron Todd, the Company's chief executive officer, stated, "We are very pleased to have reached this agreement and believe our proven transfer center service will not only streamline KentuckyOne Health's patient transfer process, but also assist in ensuring patients remain within their system." KentuckyOne Health is part of the Catholic Health Initiatives system and is an integrated comprehensive health system that includes hospitals, clinics, specialty institutions, home health agencies, satellite primary care centers and physician groups. It has more than 200 locations combined and a medical staff of 3,600 physicians across the Commonwealth. Air Methods Corporation ( www.airmethods.com ) is the global leader in air medical transportation. The Air Medical Services Division is the largest provider of air medical transport services for hospitals and one of the largest community-based providers of air medical services. United Rotorcraft Division specializes in the design and manufacture of aeromedical and aerospace technology. Air Methods' fleet of owned, leased or maintained aircraft features over 400 helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. The Air Methods Corporation logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=6955 Please contact Christine Clarke at (303) 792-7579 to be included on the Company's e-mail distribution list.
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