DENVER, Feb. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), America's leader in air medicine, today announced the appointment of two key executives, David Stratton and Chris Myers. David Stratton joins Air Methods as senior vice president of Payer Strategy, and Chris Myers as senior vice president of Patient Business Services (PBS).

David Stratton most recently served as national vice president of Payer Strategy & Operations (PSO) for Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI). During his tenure at CHI, Stratton built and led the PSO team that dramatically increased CHI's revenue from payers. Prior to CHI, he worked at United Healthcare for 15 years in Health Plan Financial Management, Healthcare Economics, and Reimbursement Services. In Stratton's new role at Air Methods, he will develop and implement reimbursement strategies for the Company's air medical services operations.

Prior to joining Air Methods, Chris Myers served as senior vice president of Revenue Cycle Management for Trident USA Health Services, the largest national provider of bedside radiology and laboratory services. At Trident USA Health Services, Myers oversaw all aspects of billing, reimbursement, provider enrollment, and payer relations. Prior to Trident, Chris worked at AmerisourceBergen, Pharmerica and HealthSouth in various executive roles. Myers will further develop and lead Air Methods' revenue cycle office, focused on continuing to reduce Days Sales Outstanding (DSO) and drive the cash flows of the company.

"Air Methods is proud to welcome David and Chris to our leadership team," said Aaron Todd, chief executive officer at Air Methods. "They both bring a wealth of experience to two critical roles at Air Methods, and they share a passion aligned with our Company's purpose of providing lifesaving care to those in need. I am confident that they will be strategic contributors to our long-term growth and success, and we are excited to welcome them to the fold."

Air Methods Corporation ( is the global leader in air medical transportation. The Air Medical Services Division is the largest provider of air medical transport services in the United States. The United Rotorcraft Division specializes in the design and manufacture of aeromedical and aerospace technology. The Tourism Division is comprised of Sundance Helicopters, Inc. and Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, which provide helicopter tours and charter flights in the Las Vegas/Grand Canyon region and Hawaii, respectively. Air Methods' fleet of owned, leased or maintained aircraft features over 450 helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.

CONTACTS: Christina Brodsly, Director, Corporate Communications (303) 256-4122 or Please contact Christina to be included on the company's e-mail distribution list.


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