SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Aviation West Charters, parent company of Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance, announced that Jim Adams, former CEO of REACH Air Medical Services, has been elected to Angel MedFlight’s board of directors.
Adams was the Chief Executive Officer of REACH Air Medical Services from 2001 to 2012 where he transformed the privately owned emergency services company into a rapidly growing regional provider of rotor-wing, fixed-wing, and ground ambulance services. Adams was instrumental in the growth of REACH to 20 operational bases across Oregon, California, and Texas. In 2012, Adams coordinated the sale of REACH to Bain Capital/Air Medical Group Holdings.
Prior to REACH, Adams served as an Area Vice President of Operations within the hospital industry. Adams extensive background in the air medical industry is coupled with clinical expertise and a registered nurse background. As a registered nurse Jim has a unique background, understanding, and skillset across the aviation healthcare continuum.
“We are excited to have Jim further strengthen our board’s breadth of aviation and healthcare knowledge and we are delighted to have him help guide Angel MedFlight’s growth,” said Andrew Bess, Angel MedFlight’s President and COO.
“Jim’s experience and background is matched by few, and we are delighted to have him on our board,” said Brian Karr, Angel MedFlight’s CFO. “I’m confident that Jim is going to make an important and positive impact on our company.”
“I have had the opportunity to watch Angel MedFlight grow over the years and see their dynamic leadership team help shape the industry for the better, and I am honored to be joining their board,” said Adams. “I have tremendous respect for the other board members, and I look forward to working with them and taking Angel MedFlight to the next level.”
Adams graduated from Pacific Union College with a nursing degree, and earned his Master of Public Administration in Healthcare from the University of San Francisco.
More about Jim Adams:
Jim Adams is President of Endeavor Quest, Inc., a consulting and advisory firm focused on operational enhancements in the healthcare sector. Since 2013 Jim has assisted private equity firms in the evaluation and acquisition of healthcare organizations, including service as Interim CEO during management transitions – some of the PE firms include KKR, Cerberus, Flex Point Ford, and Texas Next. From 2001 to 2012 he was Chief Executive Officer of REACH Air Medical Services. Prior to REACH Jim was Area VP of Operations for a regional hospital system. As a registered nurse Jim has a unique background, understanding, and skill set across the healthcare continuum.
About Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance
Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance Services partners with healthcare providers to safely transport patients from anywhere in the world for the life-changing care they need. Our in-house patient advocates manage the complete insurance preauthorization process, and our team of flight coordinators are available 24/7 so patients can reach the highest quality of care as soon as possible. Angel MedFlight and their aviation Part 135 partners use a Learjet fleet of medically-configured aircraft for critical care and smoother, faster travel. Visit Angel MedFlight.com to learn more.
For more information, please contact:
Vice President of Business Development
17851 N. 85th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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