Montana is a rugged, massive and beautiful state. Those who live, work and play here often find themselves a great distance from the nearest hospital. When a medical emergency arises, time is of the essence and every moment matters and can make a difference. As a resident of our state, we feel that we deserve access to the best and highest quality of care immediately available should a need arise.
Because of the massive size of our state, air medical transport can drastically cut minutes off the time it takes to get a patient the care that they need. Additionally, patients are often able to begin receiving lifesaving care upon arrival of the highest level of clinician outside the hospital setting. Emergency air medical transport is critical to the safety and well-being of the residents of our unique and amazing state.
Over the past year, air medical transport has become a hot topic in Montana. As members of Montana’s hospital-based not-for-profit air medical programs, we believe that care of patient is always the center of our decisions.
As a result, a new alliance has formed between the hospital-based not-for-profit air medical programs within Montana – the Montana Air Medical Alliance (MAMA). The members of the newly formed alliance include Benefis Health System, Billings Clinic, Kalispell Regional Healthcare and St. Vincent Healthcare. The purpose of this new alliance is to ensure that our services are dedicated to: