LifeMed Alaska is operated independently as a standalone corporation, 50% funded by PHSA and 50% funded by YKHC. LifeMed Alaska is governed by an executive board consisting of 3 members from PHSA and 3 members from YKHC organization. The leadership team of LifeMed Alaska consists of a Chief Executive Officer, Vice President of Ground Services, Director of Administration, Logistics Administrator, and a full-time Clinical Education Coordinator. LifeMed Alaska also uses designated shift supervisors. Over all medical direction is provided Dr. Stephen Parker. LifeMed Alaska also has three specialty Medical Directors Dr. Deborah Lerner - Pediatric, Dr. Nelson Isada - OB, and Dr. Eric Johnson - Neonatal.
LifeMed was able to retain all the medical crews from both companies, so while LifeMed is a new company we have combined experiences of 33 years with air medical evacuation in the state of Alaska and internationally. Each flight team consist of one Nurse that has at least a minimum of 5 years ER or ICU experience and one Paramedic that has at least 3-5 years of active emergency response service. All crew members are currently certified in Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS), Basic Life Support (BLS), Adult and Pediatric Trauma support(TNCC/ENPC), Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS). All LifeMed medical crew and pilots maintain current passports and Russian multi-entry Visa's.
In July of 2010, LifeMed Alaska, LLC added to its family of healthcare professionals and expanded its core competencies into ground operations through the acquisition of TransCare Medical Services. LifeMed additionally now provides lift team services and a shuttle for ANMC as well as 35,000 wheelchair and van service transports annually. Offering door-to-door service allowed LifeMed to become the only provider managing its patients, permitting the company to gain control over the quality of service from the scene to the hospital. Establishing this capability was germane to LifeMed Alaska keeping its promise to provide optimum customer satisfaction and excellence in patient care in the Alaskan air ambulance and transportation service industry. – less–ZoomInfo