About Us

Who is Arizona LifeLine?

We have over 20 years of service in Southern Arizona with permanent bases of operation in Saint David, Douglas, and Coolidge. Arizona LifeLine’s mission is to provide the standard for safety and excellence in air medical transport to the critically ill or injured adult, child or infant regardless of the patients’ race, creed, sex, color, religion, national origin, handicap or ability to pay. 


Arizona Lifeline’s Mission

Arizona LifeLine’s mission is improving the lives of those we serve by professionally providing value to our partners built on a family-based culture. Our vision is to excel as the superior leader in customized solutions, making a difference in the lives we touch. In order to achieve excellence, we base our decisions on our shared values of agility, partner relationships, and family culture. In applying these concepts to Arizona LifeLine, we view our organization as primarily a specialized medical service that uses aircraft to get our resources to the key location and move patients in a timely manner. To truly provide the best medical care to each of our customers, we must define what each of their requirements are. We define how to solve the problem set and support our customers in terms of time, space and resources. In terms of time, our customers expect us to support them 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and to be at the critical location and have the patient moved to a higher level care within the golden hour. Individual crewmembers have the greatest influence on response time if they have the required resources. As a program, we will ensure they have the personnel, equipment, facilities, and training that they require. It is the culture at the base that further pushes to minimize response time and provide the best professional care. South East Arizona is massive in terms of geographical space. Arizona LifeLine operates primarily in four counties in SE Arizona, Pima, Pinal, Cochise, and Santa Cruz, which cover over 22,000 square miles and have a population over 1,603,032 combined. The extreme distances between population centers requires the use of aeromedical assets to provide critical care and timely delivery of patients to our customers which then allows critical ground assets to remain in the remote population centers. Resources are the final leg of the problem-solving triad and contain your personnel, equipment, facilities, supplies, and budgets. After visualizing the operating environment and identifying the key locations to place our bases and assets, we believe we will provide your community with our critical capabilities and can continue to evolve to meet changing demands.

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Our Leadership

 

 

Program Manager

 

 


Stacy West

BASE MEDICAL MANAGER – ARIZONA LIFELINE ONE

Originally from the Midwest, Stacy came to southern Arizona on short term travel contract in a local Emergency Department. More than a decade later, she now considers Tucson home. Prior to that she has worked across the United States as a nurse in multiple Emergency Departments and Intensive Care Units. She started her air medical career in 2012 here in Southern Arizona. She took some time off when her second child was born in 2015, but excitedly returned to flight nursing in 2017 when she joined the Med-Trans family. Originally hired as a float RN, Stacy enjoyed working at all three Lifeline bases in southern Arizona. She also served as base educator before settling into her current role as base medical manager in St. David. Outside of work she keeps busy with her husband and two small children, and enjoys anything outdoors. They can often be found hiking, biking, snowboarding or swimming, and especially love traveling whenever they have the chance.


JEFF WARTNER

Base Aviation Manager – Arizona LifeLine One

 


BRANDON RITENOUR

Base Medical Manager – Arizona LifeLine Two

Brandon has over 10 years of experience serving the people and communities of southern Arizona. As a Flight Nurse, Critical Care Ground Transport Nurse, Emergency Department Nurse, and Emergency Paramedic, he has worked in both the Tucson area and rural communities of Southern Arizona providing care for critically ill and injured patients. Brandon is the Base Medical Manager and a Flight Nurse at Arizona Lifeline 2 in Douglas, Arizona. He resides in Cochise County with his family. Off the job he enjoys riding motorcycles, writing music, and reading.


SAM VOSBURG

Base Aviation Manager – Arizona LifeLine Two

Sam brings a wealth of knowledge to our team.  He transitioned from the Army in October 2015 after 31 years of flying experience.  His combat and military leadership combined with his years of flying give him the opportunity to provide a valuable service to the people of Cochise County.  He is passionate about the people he works with and the people of the community.


 

MARK OVERTON

Base Medical Manager – Arizona LifeLine Four

I joined the US Army Reserve in the fall of 1985 and was trained for Combat Medicine. I was assigned to the 8th/40th Armored Battalion, where I served a total of 8 years (this unit since then, has been decommissioned). This started my career in EMS by starting out as an EMT in AZ and becoming a Paramedic in 1991 with Rural/Metro. With Rural/Metro, I served as a line Paramedic and became a Paramedic Supervisor. Rural/Metro also allowed me to become certified as an AZ State Fire Fighter II. It was in 1998 that I come into the world of Flight Medicine. I was hired by UMC Air Care as a Flight Paramedic. Since then, I have worked in both the Rotor and Fixed Wing aspects of flight, treating various “types” of patients (adult, pediatric, High Risk OB, Neo-natal, balloon pump, etc.) Flight has been a very rewarding career for me and I look forward to still serving this industry to see it move forward And have a bright future.


David Bostick

Base Aviation Manager – Arizona LifeLine Four

 

About Med-Trans

med-trans-logoMed-Trans Air Medical Transport: Safely creating custom air transport solutions for over 35 years.

Med-Trans Corporation (“MTC”), headquartered in Denton, Texas, is a leading national air medical provider focused on establishing partnerships with hospital systems, medical centers, and EMS agencies through more than 90 bases across 25 states.

Med-Trans offers customized air ambulance programs through alternative delivery/shared resource models, community-based models or traditional hospital-based models. We operate a fleet of 100+ aircraft comprised predominantly of Bell 407’s, H135’s and H145’s. Pressurized twin-engine fixed-wing are also available.

We provide the standard for safety and excellence in Air Medical Transport

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