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AIR METHODS RENEWS MAJOR LONG-TERM AEROMEDICAL CONTRACT WITH SAINT ANTHONY'S REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER OF ROCKFORD, ILL.

 Contract Renewal Ensures Sustained Revenue Growth and
 Continues Strong Tradition of Customer Satisfaction
 DENVER, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Methods Corp. (AMEX: ARF.EC), today announced its renewal of a multiyear long-term contract to provide emergency air medical transport services to Saint Anthony's Medical Center in Rockford, Ill.
 This program, Lifeline, operates primarily in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin and serves as the region's 24-hour airborne trauma center. Lifeline began operations in 1981 and is one of the nation's oldest air medical transport programs, now serving more than 500,000 people residing within the nine counties in their service area. Air Methods provides a medically dedicated IFR Bell 206 L-1 Long Ranger helicopter for the Lifeline Program. The helicopter is designed to function as an airborne trauma center capable of sustaining and stabilizing patients while en route to a regional medical center.
 W. Terrance Schreier, chairman and chief executive officer of Air Methods, noted, "We are extremely gratified by winning the renewed confidence of Saint Anthony's Medical Center. We look forward to a continued, healthy partnership with the Lifeline program in helping to provide the highest level of patient care and safety available for the people in the nation's heartland."
 Air Methods Corp. is the largest exclusive provider of state-of- the-art emergency air medical transportation systems and services to hospitals throughout the United States. Air Methods now serves 43 hospitals in 12 states under 19 dedicated long-term operating agreements. The company utilizes only IFR-certified pilots and aircraft, including 26 helicopters and four 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, or William H. Critchfield, executive VP and CFO, of Air Methods, 303-790-0587/
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CO: Air Methods Corp.; Saint Anthony's Medical Center ST: Colorado, Illinois IN: HEA AIR SU: CON

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