Uvalde Memorial Hospital Receives Plaque from Methodist AirCare

First AirCare patient is reunited with members of original flight crew

On Wednesday, May 19, 2010, Uvalde Memorial Hospital (UMH)’s Emergency Room (ER) received a plaque from Methodist AirCare in appreciation for facilitating its first transport.

UMH’s Emergency Room Director Jan Morris accepted a plaque from Methodist AirCare’s Base Manager Arian Killebrew that read Methodist Air Care would like to thank you for providing us our first patient mission.   UMH’s Chief Nursing Officer Cynthia Hite was also on-hand for the presentation and accepted an accompanying framed photo of the unique transport helicopter.

Methodist AirCare’s first transport was Isabela Rodriguez, daughter of Rosa Gomez.  Rosa Gomez is a nurse in the UMH ER. 

In attendance on behalf of Methodist AirCare were Damen Beavers, RN; Jessica Schroder, RN; Arian Killebrew; and Jason Church. 

Beavers was one of the crew members who assisted in Isabella’s transfer.

In addition to Uvalde, Methodist AirCare is licensed to respond to emergency response calls in Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, La Salle, Maverick, Medina, Real, Val Verde, Wilson and Zavala counties. 

Following the presentation, guests were treated to refreshments.