April 19, 2016

ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders Selects Angel MedFlight As Its Preferred Air Ambulance Provider

ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health names Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance its preferred air medical transport provider. ACUTE is the only specialized medical stabilization program in the U.S. equipped to manage the life-threatening medical complications of severe eating disorders. Due to the fragile and severe nature of their illness, many patients require urgent hospital-to-hospital air ambulance transfers to receive the life-saving care that only ACUTE offers. Angel MedFlight provides the critical care capability to quickly and safely transport these high-risk patients using its fleet of medically configured jets. Angel MedFlight has partnered with ACUTE to establish specific care guidelines, ensuring continuity of care throughout the patient transfer and hospitalization.

“ACUTE is thrilled to partner with Angel Med Flight for the safe transportation of our patients,” said Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani, the medical director at ACUTE. “Through our collaboration on specialized training and transfer protocols, Angel MedFlight’s team is well equipped to handle the unique medical and emotional needs of our delicate patient population. Sometimes, life or death depends on how quickly patients can get to ACUTE, and we trust Angel MedFlight to transport them here safely.”


Founded in 2008 by Dr. Phillip Mehler, the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders is the first medical inpatient eating disorder treatment program in the nation. Located at Denver Health, ACUTE patients benefit from the resources of a major medical hospital while receiving care from a team of healthcare professionals who specialize in providing eating disorder treatment and conducting revolutionary research. ACUTE patients are typically below 70 percent of their ideal body weight and suffer from serious medical complications as a result of their eating disorder. ACUTE’s evidence-based program provides patients customized care through highly individualized treatment plans.

“We are honored to partner with ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders to help patients receive specialized care at an outstanding facility unlike any other in the country,” Jason Siegert, President and Chief Operating Officer for Angel MedFlight said. “With our combined expertise, Angel MedFlight and ACUTE can ensure that patients across the U.S. safely transfer to Denver for the life-saving treatment that they desperately need.”

ACUTE is led by the country’s first internal medicine physicians to earn the Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) designation. This dedicated focus has led to positive patient outcomes and short inpatient stays, with the average length of hospitalization between 14 and 21 days.


About ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders

ACUTE-Logo-webPhilip S. Mehler, MD, FACP, FAED, CEDS, founded the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders in 2008 as the first and only medical stabilization program in the country for patients with severe eating disorders. Located in a dedicated medical unit at Denver Health, ACUTE has unique access to the benefits of a major medical institution, including on-site sub-specialty referrals, intensive care unit services, surgical teams and more.

Inside the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders, the world’s leading experts provide life-saving medical stabilization for patients suffering from severe eating disorders and the resultant medical complications.

To learn more about ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders, go to ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders or visit ACUTE on Facebook.

For more information on ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders, contact

Rachael Harriman
ACUTE Program Manager
777 Bannock St, MC 8105
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 602-5550

For Hospital Admissions and Medical Evaluations, call 877.228.8348 or email at ACUTEinfo@dhha.org.


About Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance

Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance provides domestic and international air medical transportation services using a fleet of medically configured jet aircraft. Committed to a One Touch Promise®, Angel MedFlight’s compassionate team of medical, aviation, and insurance professionals simplify the coordination of air ambulance transfers for patients, their families and the healthcare professionals who care for them.

Available around the clock, the Angel MedFlight team coordinates every detail of Bedside-to Bedside® air medical transports to ensure seamless service on the ground and in the air. Angel MedFlight’s operational excellence in patient care and safety is accredited by NAAMTA, an ISO 9001:2008 organization.

Follow Angel MedFlight on Facebook or on its blog at https://blog.angelmedflight.com/.


Angel MedFlight
17851 N. 85th Street, Suite 350
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
(877) 264.3570


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April 4, 2016

AMF and the RIC Introduce the First Series of Educational Classes

Angel MedFlight and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Introduce the First in Series of Educational Classes for Healthcare Professionals.


“Rehabilitation Following Catastrophic Injuries: Where Do We Go From Here?”

Presented by Rebecca Brashler, LCSW

Director of Global Services at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago


American Case Management Association (ACMA) National Conference
April 5, 2016, Breakout Session 3F at the Tampa Convention Center, Florida

Most of us are familiar with car accidents, whether it’s a parking lot fender bender or a multi-car pileup.

Emergency responders arrive and the damaged vehicle is hauled away to an auto body shop where the dents are pounded out and the twisted metal is replaced. The chassis is sanded, painted and restored to its original condition. Good as new.

But few of us truly understand how humans recover from such an accident. Some small collisions can induce whiplash with long-lasting symptoms for the victim, while others miraculously walk away from horrific crashes. An accident survivor may appear physically unscathed yet have a severe traumatic brain injury.

Every injury is different and every recovery is unique. That’s why it is so crucial for patients to receive the best possible care as they heal. Rarely does a “one size fits all” treatment exist. The appropriate rehabilitation therapy can significantly improve a survivor’s quality of life. However, selecting a rehabilitation program is not as simple as choosing a collision repair center. That’s why patients and their families rely on healthcare professionals to assess their therapy needs and guide them to facilities with the staff expertise and resources to customized care for optimal outcomes.

Angel MedFlight and Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) have teamed up to provide healthcare professionals with valuable information on the rehabilitation process with their first class in an educational series collaboration. The session is titled, “Rehabilitation Following Catastrophic Injuries: Where Do We Go From Here?” and will be presented by Rebecca Brashler, LCSW. Ms. Brashler is the Director of Global Services at RIC, helping patients around the world reach the renown facility for treatment. The class will debut at the American Case Management Association National Conference (ACMA) on April 5, 2016, in Session 3F at the Tampa Convention Center in Florida.

The class will help healthcare professionals strengthen their skills in evaluating patients’ rehabilitation needs, assessing available treatment options, and supporting family involvement. Those in attendance will also learn about the coordination of critical care ground and air ambulance transfers for their patients as well as strategies to work with their patients’ health insurance to secure pre-authorized benefit approvals.

After May 1, 2016, the sessions will be available online through two case management organizations. Professionals can find the first class of the series at the Pre-Approved Continuing Education (PACE) directory on the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) website at ccmcertification.org. Members of the American Case Management Association (ACMA) can also earn continuing education credit for taking the class online at the website acmaweb.org.

Rehabilitation from a catastrophic injury can be complex, understanding the process doesn’t have to be. Angel MedFlight and RIC are providing valuable insight to healthcare professionals so that they may guide their patients to appropriate rehabilitation programs because every patient deserves a chance to be good as new.