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AIR METHODS ANNOUNCES 22ND AIR MEDICAL CONTRACT AT WESTERGAARD GROWTH STOCK CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK

 NEW YORK, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Methods Corp. (NASDAQ-NMS: AIRM), the nation's largest exclusive provider of air medical systems and services, today announced the execution of its 22nd long-term air medical contract at the Westergaard Growth Stock Conference in New York. This newest contract is the second operating agreement with the Baptist Memorial Hospital System (BMHS) of San Antonio, illustrating Air Methods' strong working relationship with each of its 54 client hospitals.
 The addition of this new fixed-wing aircraft extends BMHS' air medical service area throughout all of Texas as well as internationally in Mexico and into Latin America. The medical service capabilities of both the Bell 412SP helicopter, under the company's existing contract, and the new jet aircraft evidence the continued market share expansion by Air Methods.
 The contract represents a historical step forward in the development of a mutually beneficial medical transportation market between Mexico and the United States. Air Methods is a leader in developing this international market, having recently announced the formation of a joint venture with Medica Movil, Latin America's largest provider of sophisticated ground ambulance services. This joint venture will integrate ground ambulance services with the company's sophisticated air medical capabilities. This new BMHS contract will now integrate the medical institutions and services of two neighboring North American countries through the addition of Air Methods medically retrofitted, long-distance jet aircraft.
 Air Methods Corp. is the largest exclusive provider of state-of-the- art emergency air medical transportation systems and services to hospitals in North America. Air Methods now serves 54 hospitals in 14 states under 22 dedicated, long-term operating agreements throughout America and will shortly begin providing similar emergency air medical services throughout Mexico, as recently announced. The company utilizes only Instrument Flight Rule (IFR)-certified pilots and aircraft, including 30 helicopters and 12 airplanes, to perform these services. In addition, Air Methods offers completely integrated airborne medical systems for administering intensive care to patients while flying to a trauma center or a tertiary care facility, either from outlying hospitals or the scene of an accident.
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 /CONTACT: W. Terrance Schreier, chairman and CEO, of Air Methods, 303-790-0587; or Malcolm E. McGuire of CCRI, 800-828-0406/
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CO: Air Methods Corp.; Baptist Memorial Hospital System ST: Colorado, Texas IN: HEA SU: CON

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