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November 11, 2013

PHI opens base in Monticello

PHI Air Medical Press Release

LEXINGTON — PHI Air Medical announced today the November 1, 2013 opening of its newest base of operations at the Wayne County Airport located in Monticello, Kentucky. The new base will serve the region with premium air ambulance services and leading industry practices and technology. PHI Air Medical made the decision to relocate the Owen County base to Monticello in order to more effectively impact and serve the community and greater Kentucky.

“We are proud of the expanding role we continue to be asked to play across our state and region,” explained Erik Rohde, Regional Director, PHI Air Medical. “We have worked extremely hard to provide the highest level of professionalism, care and compassion to those we serve across Kentucky. We are genuinely excited for what this means to the community and to PHI.”

After a thorough review of its operations in Owen County, the company made the decision to relocate its assets and focus resources and attention on opportunities and need in and around Monticello. The benefits to the community, as well as PHI Air Medical, were extremely compelling. The crews and employees who will service the new base are looking forward a successful program for the Monticello community.

PHI Air Medical, a leader in the air medical industry, continues to be at the forefront of the industry with its leading technology and safety protocols. Additionally, the company is committed to serving as a real resource for the local community – through its services, as well as education and community outreach.

“We continue to invest in our operations and the community and this move reinforces our commitment to operating in the safest possible environment with the greatest need for the community,” said Rohde. “We look forward to being an even more important part of the solution for our community. We are grateful for the opportunities this move will have not only on our company, but the entire area.”