SkyLife Air Ambulance is a partnership between American Ambulance and Roger's Helicopters and provides rapid air medical transportation for the critically ill and injured trauma and medical patient. SkyLife started business in 1991 and has safely transported over 11,000 patients.
SkyLife utilizes two Bell 407 helicopters, one based at Fresno Yosemite International Airport in Fresno, CA and our South Valley aircraft stationed at Visalia Airport. Both aircraft are staffed 24 hours/day with a flight nurse, flight paramedic and EMS pilot. Additionally, SkyLife utilizes a King Air airplane (fixed wing air ambulance) for long distance hospital-to-hospital transfers during inclement weather, as a back-up resource as available.
Air ambulances provide critical time savings as well as high levels of patient care while inflight, reserved for the most critical patients. Medical helicopters are part of a team dedicated to provide that extra measure of support when it is needed most, when life is dependent upon quick, effective medical response.
Key points to SkyLife's mission are:
- Clinical Excellence through advanced procedures, employee selection and equipment.
- Operational Safety through uncompromised aircraft maintenance, pilot selection and training, paralleled with conservative operating procedures.
- Lifesaving to scene emergencies through maximum availability and accessibility, integration with co-responders, and rapid response and transportation.
- Value creation to payers by facilitating high-acuity patient repatriation to networked or contracted facilities.