Air Methods Enters Agreements With HCA MidAmerica Division and HCA North Florida Division

Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:01pm EST

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DENVER, Feb. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader
in air medical transportation, announced today it has entered into agreements with HCA MidAmerica
and North Florida Divisions. Air Methods will provide medical communication services through its
DirectCall Transfer Center for the MidAmerica Division, and has established a preferred provider
agreement with the North Florida Division for air medical transport services.

As part of the MidAmerica Division agreement, Air Methods' DirectCall Transfer Center will assist
with inter-facility patient transports between the MidAmerica Division's 18-affiliated hospitals
and other surrounding medical centers. Air Methods' DirectCall Transfer Center will manage all
incoming and outgoing calls among the health system's hospitals, physicians and other hospitals
based on pre-established medical communication service policies and procedures. The MidAmerica
Division has hospitals located in Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Missouri. Operations are
expected to begin in first quarter of 2013.

Effective immediately under the agreement with the North Florida Division, Air Methods is the
preferred provider for air medical transport services for its Florida affiliated hospitals located
in Lake City, Gainesville, and Ocala. The Company's existing air medical bases in Cross City and
Lake City will work together with the North Florida Division to facilitate the interfacility
transfer of critically ill and injured patients requiring air transport.

Aaron Todd, the Company's chief executive officer, stated, "We are very pleased to have reached
partnerships with two of HCA's Divisions to provide these valuable health care services. We
believe our industry leading transfer center service will assist this Division in keeping patients
within their system, and our existing North Florida air medical system will ensure local
communities have continued access to air medical transportation."

Air Methods Corporation (
) is the global leader in air medical transportation. The Air Medical Services Division is the
largest provider of air medical transport services for hospitals and one of the largest
community-based providers of air medical services. United Rotorcraft Division specializes in the
design and manufacture of aeromedical and aerospace technology. Air Methods' fleet of owned,
leased or maintained aircraft features over 400 helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.

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