Everyone at Angel MedFlight is thrilled to learn that our fearless leader has been recognized as one of the best young leaders in the Phoenix metro market. Jeremy Freer, Angel MedFlight Founder and President, will be featured in the upcoming issue of the Phoenix Business Journal honoring 40 Arizona professionals under 40.
2010 marks the 10th year of the Forty-Under-40 program – and its long run proves its value to the Business Journal readers, community and to those honored each year. We couldn’t be more excited and proud of Jeremy for receiving this prestigious honor.
When Jeremy was nominated for the Forty-Under-40 Award he had to provide “his story” in 500 words or less! With such a tremendous story, this was no easy task, but he got it done and we would like to share it with you.
Jeremy Freer’s Story:
(told in just 498 words)
In 1999, Jeremy Freer started his career as a part-time volunteer firefighter in Fredericktown, Ohio. Today, he’s President/Managing Director of Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance Services.
After obtaining his EMT-paramedic certificate, working as a firefighter in Columbus, OH and working at a nearby medical center, Jeremy relocated to Arizona to attend Midwestern University and obtain his Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine. Jeremy applied for a critical care flight paramedic position soon after the move and was thrilled when offered his dream job.
Jeremy went on to work for a few other air medical transport companies and has numerous stories about how he helped with life-saving missions to transport critical care patients to get them the medical attention they needed. This was his dream job, but something was missing. The industry overall seemed emotionless; as if the health care professionals were only focused on seeing a certain number of patients a day and only treating superficial symptoms. Jeremy knew there was a need for a more complete and compassionate care system for patients, and he decided he would be the one to make that happen.
Jeremy worked to expand his knowledge as a flight paramedic. He also began to study insurance law and decided that his air medical transport company would include an in-house legal team to further ensure patients received the care they rightfully deserved. Under Jeremy’s direction Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance Services is now operating and providing superior air medical transport services by taking care of every detail, bedside to bedside, with a team of flight nurses and an in-house legal team to help patients understand their insurance policies.
To Jeremy, it was a matter of doing what was right – starting this new company allowed him to provide critical care patients with a team of people who truly care and who work around the clock to lessen the burden and improve each situation.
Jeremy’s passion for the air medical business and helping people in need extends beyond medical crises. He believes in always looking for opportunities to give someone something that they never would have gotten otherwise without his help – this can be illustrated by Angel MedFlight existing and providing air medical transports to those in need; it can also be illustrated by Jeremy’s selfless commitment to giving to charity. Jeremy serves on the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association of Arizona and has donated funds to several causes including Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Stepping Stones of Hope in Arizona, HOPE Worldwide, and even the Fredericktown Community Fire District. In addition to the everyday community events, Jeremy has donated medical flights to those in need who were told they didn’t qualify for the service under their insurance plan and could not otherwise afford the flight; this was most recently done for a St. Joseph’s pediatric patient.
Serving patients throughout the world in need of critical medical care or donating to nonprofit organizations, Jeremy always finds a way to raise the bar and provide for the community.