One of county’s largest employers, Eagle Air Med, to move headquarters
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In an effort to centralize management resources, the air medical management team that directs several air ambulance companies, including Eagle Air Med, based in Blanding, will be relocating to the Salt Lake City area, beginning in March of 2010.



This move will not affect the day-to-day operations of Eagle Air Med medical operations. Officials state that local hospitals using Eagle Air Med services will only benefit from the move and will notice no decrease in quality of service.



The move will affect Joseph Hunt, Jim Hunt, Cheryl Bowers and the support personnel they require to run the air medical management operations. It will also include the Eagle Air Med Communications Center, which will expand into a Central Communications System.



“This move has been a topic of debate for a long time,” says Joseph Hunt, President of Eagle Air Med. “It is a move that concerns us because of how it will impact the people we work with, their families and the place we have called home for many years.



“But from a business perspective, our administration needs to be located where we have additional resources and where we have opportunities that will benefit our organizations now and in the future.”



Eagle Air Med has served the Four Corners Area for more than 25 years and will maintain its base operations in Blanding. This includes maintenance, business development, equipment and supplies, compliance, and other administrative personnel necessary to continue operating Eagle Air Med as an effective and efficient air ambulance company.



Eagle Air Med has bases throughout Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico and is licensed to operate in all Four-Corner states. Eagle Air Med is recognized in its industry as a leader in safe, compassionate and efficient air medical transportation.



“Eagle Air Med has been serving the people of the Four Corners Area for more than 25 years and we provide a critical and life-saving service to the area,” added Hunt. “We have developed great working relationships with the local hospitals, and with our goal of constant improvement in mind, we hope to continue serving the place we call home for another 25 years.”



While the decision has been made to relocate the management team, specifics on which personnel will be moving and which personnel will be staying in Blanding is still being determined.



“We have delayed this inevitable relocation because of the impact it will have on our Eagle Air Med family and the community,” added Hunt. “But, our goal is to use the resources afforded by this move to strengthen Eagle Air Med, increase opportunities, and continue making Eagle Air Med and its sister companies examples of success in the air medical community.”
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