Valley Med Flight changes name to Guardian Flight
SOUTH JORDAN — Valley Med Flight, a provider of air medical services in the upper Midwest, announced it will now operate under a new name: Guardian Flight. The title matches that of Valley Med Flight’s parent company, Guardian Flight, and is a more substantial reflection of the organization’s operations, service, and expertise.
“We are excited to announce our rebranding efforts for all nine Valley Med Flight bases in Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota and Michigan,” said Vicky Spediacci, air chief operating officer for Global Medical Response. “Valley Med Flight has been a valued brand since 2011, but this transition will unify our teams and operations under the Guardian Flight name and allow us to continue our mission of saving lives and caring for the communities we serve, but as one.”
Teams from Valley Med Flight’s nine bases will transitioned to Guardian Flight on Sept. 1.
Robert Miller, regional director for Guardian Flight, said, “We look forward to continuing to provide high-quality care and service to our communities under our new name – Guardian Flight.”
The nine air medical bases are staffed by flight crews consisting of highly trained and experienced pilots, clinicians, and aviation maintenance technicians. The fleet is comprised of Pilatus PC-12 airplanes and Airbus AS350B3e helicopters, which are medically configured with the latest avionics and safety features. Each aircraft can transport one patient at a time, two medical crew members, and one pilot.
Guardian Flight operates throughout the western United States with air medical bases located in 15 states. It is accredited by the National Accreditation Alliance Medical Transport Applications (NAAMTA). NAAMTA accreditation is a standard-bearer for the medical transport industry. It offers procedures that include guidelines for developing a system focused on transport safety, patient care, quality management, and continuous improvement.