Island Air Will Continue Medevac Services

Posted April 25, 2016 at 5:48 am by


Island Air's Cessna 208 Caravan with (left to right) EMT Dan Bacon, flight nurse and director of clinical operations Trish Fenstermacher, and pilot and owner Jackie Hamilton. Gabe Conway - photo

Island Air will con­tin­ue to make its mede­vac ser­vices avail­able with­out charge to res­i­dents of the pub­lic hos­pi­tal dis­trict through the end of 2016, giv­ing us time to con­sid­er the pur­chase of a membership.

Begin­ning next Jan­u­ary 1st the cost of a fam­i­ly mem­ber­ship will be $39 per year, or $119 for three years, the same as what res­i­dents of oth­er islands have been pay­ing. This pro­gram shields par­tic­i­pants from the cost of med­ical­ly nec­es­sary flights not cov­ered by insurance.

The con­trac­tu­al arrange­ment with San Juan Emer­gency Med­ical Ser­vices (EMS) end­ed on April 1st and since that time Island Air own­ers Jack­ie and Will Hamil­ton have been research­ing ways of keep­ing the busi­ness finan­cial­ly sus­tain­able with­out mak­ing med­ical evac­u­a­tion a finan­cial hard­ship for mem­bers of the community.

Their newest med-evac air­plane, a Cess­na 208 Car­a­van, oper­a­tional since Jan­u­ary of 2015, is an all-weath­er air­craft which improves their win­ter-time capability.

As in the past, every med-evac flight will have on board a flight nurse and an EMT or a paramedic.

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One comment...

  1. Hal­lelu­jah!

    Comment by Amy Wynn on April 25, 2016 at 10:37 pm

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