Mike Patterson of Sierra Lifeflight announced at the Inyo County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, Nov. 1 that Sierra Lifeflight is in process of being acquired by the REACH Air Medical family of air transport services.
Our two organizations have been dedicated to the safe and efficient transport of critically injured and ill patients for decades. Sierra Lifeflight will continue providing the same great service under the same name, with the same great group of professionals that have been serving our local area.
This exciting union will bring a wider network of aircraft options to serve the emergent transport needs of the communities we serve. We look forward to our continued partnerships with our community, Emergency Medical Services Providers and Hospitals.
This agreement has been signed and now the two companies are working toward combining their services. The Acquisition is expected to close in January. Sierra Lifeflight will continue providing the same great services at the same level we have for the past twenty-four years, with very little noticeable change.
Facts about REACH
REACH was founded in 1987, in Santa Rosa, CA.
REACH has a membership program that will greatly reduce the impact of an air ambulance bill to its members. The membership program is good for 220 air base locations across the United States. Members Incur no out of pocket flight expenses when flown by any of the network’s participating programs.
REACH was named Program of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services. This award is on of the air medical industry’s highest honors and is presented each year to one company whose program most clearly exceeds industry standards for leadership, community service and patient care.