By: AngelMedFlight Contributor
As a young flight paramedic and Biomedical Sciences student, Jeremy Freer recognized a need for a more efficient way to air-transfer patients. What did he do about it? At age 25 he started his own company, Angel MedFlight and has built it into the world’s leading air ambulance service.
It’s this kind of vision that has earned him a nomination for the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Mountain Desert Region. Freer was a semifinalist in the 2010 program for Orange County and Desert Cities.
Years ago, potential investors couldn’t see past Jeremy’s youth and scoffed at his innovations. Undeterred, Jeremy found venture capital through personal credit cards, accumulating almost a million dollars in debt. But his passion and genuine desire to help patients soon earned him a reputation for compassion and integrity, leading to the phenomenal growth of his business.
Working as a flight paramedic, Jeremy could see how stressful the air ambulance process could be for patients and their families. So he revolutionized the industry, creating systems that make the process simple, comfortable and safe.
Born was the One Touch Promise (TM), where patients can make one call for all ground and air transport needs. When a call comes into Angel MedFlight, our flight coordinators answer medical questions, coordinate the right equipment for the flight and arrange all the details from bedside-to-beside. Yes, the same medical crew stays with the patient from the hospital beside, on the ambulance (ground to air) to the bedside at the receiving hospital.
Another of Jeremy’s innovations include an in-house legal team to assist its patients with insurance benefit coverage. The attorneys work diligently to ensure that each patient receives all the health insurance benefits to which he or she is entitled.
In perhaps the finest display of his business leadership, Angel MedFlight has grown and succeeded despite the economic turmoil of the last three years. This comes through Jeremy’s commitment to operational excellence and his refusal to cut corners.
Jeremy’s caring doesn’t stop with Angel MedFlight’s patients. He gives back and invests in our community with unparalleled charitable work. Under his direction, Angel MedFlight makes financial contributions to numerous charities and has offered corporate sponsorships to pediatric care, Veterans services and cancer research.
Following Jeremy’s lead, Angel MedFlight employees have volunteered for many organizations such as: walking to raise awareness for juvenile diabetes and cooking dinner for homeless teens.
Jeremy Freer. He founded this company from a patient’s point of view and has brought compassion back into the healthcare industry.
We at Angel MedFlight salute Jeremy for this well-deserved nomination.