Angel MedFlight President Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 Award Finalist

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., (June 17, 2010) – Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance is proud to announce that the company’s president, Jeremy Freer, is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award in the Orange County/Desert Cities Program.  According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.  Jeremy Freer was selected as a finalist from over 60 nominations by a panel of independent judges.  Finalists will be honored at a special gala event tonight, June 17th at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine, CA.

Jeremy Freer, Angel MedFlight President

“I am truly honored to be named a finalist in Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year program,” said Freer. “It was a pleasure to meet all the Ernst & Young representatives, the panel of judges and my fellow nominees. I found their success stories and community involvement inspirational. It seems we all share the same desire to be responsible, innovative leaders in our respective fields.”

“When I founded Angel MedFlight in 2006, I built an air medical transportation company dedicated to providing exceptional patient care through advanced medical and aviation practices without cutting any corners. Others in the industry laughed and said that I was too idealistic, but Angel MedFlight has proven that an ethical company committed to excellence can succeed.”

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Angel MedFlight transports critically ill or injured patients in dedicated, medically configured jets across the country and around the world. The company is known for its perfect safety record and commitment to patient care. Last month, the Better Business Bureau of Central, Northern and Western Arizona presented Angel MedFlight with the 2010 Business Ethics Award for the company’s ethical business practices, including customer service, internal policies and community involvement.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program celebrates its 24th anniversary this year.  The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world.  Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year national program.  Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 13, 2010.  The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

About Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance

Angel MedFlight, founded in 2006 and based in Scottsdale, Ariz., coordinates and provides air medical transportation services, commercial medical escorts, ground ambulance services and discretionary insurance benefit assistance. Angel MedFlight’s One Touch Promise™ assures patients and their families that every detail is handled with seamless service from start to finish by a compassionate team of experts in the fields of medicine, aviation, insurance law and case management. www.AngelMedFlight.com


About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards Program

Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.

Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited located in the U.S.

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Angel MedFlight: 2010 Winner, BBB of Greater Arizona Business Ethics Awards

Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance was presented with the 2010 Business Ethics Award by the Better Business Bureau of Central, Northern and Western Arizona on Wednesday, May 12.  Here is the video, prepared by Cox Communications,  recognizing Angel MedFlight as an Ethics Awards Winner.  Enjoy!

Angel MedFlight Wins Better Business Bureau’s 2010 Ethics Award

PHOENIX, Ariz. May 13, 2010  —  Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance was presented with the 2010 Business Ethics Award by the Better Business Bureau of Central, Northern and Western Arizona on Wednesday, May 12. During the ceremony held at the Arizona Biltmore, Angel MedFlight was recognized by the Better Business Bureau for its ethical business practices, including the company’s customer service, internal policies and community involvement.

“We are delighted to have received this award and to be recognized by the Better Business Bureau for our ethical standards,” stated Kelly LoCascio,Angel MedFlight’s CEO. “Most consumers are unfamiliar with air ambulance service until they need it. We provide medical transportation for patients across the country and around the world. When a family selects Angel MedFlight, they are entrusting us with the life of a loved one. Our BBB Business Ethics Award assures our patients and their families that we are an honest, dependable company that is dedicated to exceptional patient care. We greatly appreciate this honor.”

Angel MedFlight Employees with their Torch Awards

Television and radio personality, Pat McMahon, served as the master of ceremonies for the dinner event and well-known Phoenix businessman, Jerry Colangelo, was featured as the keynote speaker. The evening was the culmination of a five-month long process including Angel MedFlight’s initial nomination, lengthy application submission and staff’s personal interview.

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View more photos from the awards ceremony

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Angel MedFlight CEO Talks “Business for Breakfast”

Earlier this month, Angel MedFlight was named a finalist for the BBB Business Ethics Awards.  On Tuesday, April 27, Financial News Radio 1510 AM spoke with a number of the finalists, including Kelly LoCascio, Angel MedFlight CEO, on their morning show, Business for Breakfast.  At 6:45am, Kelly went live on the air.  Hit the play button below to listen to the entire interview.

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