Med Aire – Covers You World-Wide
For more than thirty-five years, MedAire has delivered the best possible remote medical, security and operational support to clients in the air, on land and at sea. At the core of MedAire are our medical, security and logistics experts.
In 1983 an emergency flight crew was dispatched to a rollover vehicle crash in the then-remote San Tan Mountains region. In mid-flight they were called off by paramedics already on the scene. After retreating to their base, the emergency flight crew was called back. The situation was worse than had been thought. Precious time was lost.
An 8-year-old boy named Tommy had been gravely injured and died in the arms of critical care flight nurse Joan Sullivan Garrett. Joan believed Tommy would have survived if her unit had received a better assessment earlier by someone with knowledge of his symptoms. She made it her life’s work to create a service that would provide access to quality emergency care no matter how remote the situation and provide airlines with better medical kits and life-saving equipment.
Founded two years later, MedAire has helped close to a million travelers since it began some 35 years ago. Since that day way back in 1985, the company Joan founded has become the most respected and experienced provider of remote medical and travel security services for the world’s most unique environments – in the sky and at sea.
Their mission is to help protect their clients’ passengers, crew and assets and to ensure their safety along the way, whether that be in flight, at sea, or at their destination.
In partnering with International SOS, the world’s largest traveler and security assistance company, MedAire provides corporate traveler protection and medical assistance globally. Their 24/7 global response center at Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix has a team of highly trained customer service executives who will collect basic information on the emergency and immediately get a doctor on the phone. They take in some 600 calls per day from all over the world.
It is almost overwhelming to consider that between one and two million people fly every day. Sometimes people get sick, so the services MedAire provides are essential. MedAire, the company founded by a compassionate flight nurse, is a gem among local businesses.