ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders Selects Angel MedFlight As Its Preferred Air Ambulance Provider
ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health names Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance its preferred air medical transport provider. ACUTE is the only specialized medical stabilization program in the U.S. equipped to manage the life-threatening medical complications of severe eating disorders. Due to the fragile and severe nature of their illness, many patients require urgent hospital-to-hospital air ambulance transfers to receive the life-saving care that only ACUTE offers. Angel MedFlight provides the critical care capability to quickly and safely transport these high-risk patients using its fleet of medically configured jets. Angel MedFlight has partnered with ACUTE to establish specific care guidelines, ensuring continuity of care throughout the patient transfer and hospitalization.
“ACUTE is thrilled to partner with Angel Med Flight for the safe transportation of our patients,” said Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani, the medical director at ACUTE. “Through our collaboration on specialized training and transfer protocols, Angel MedFlight’s team is well equipped to handle the unique medical and emotional needs of our delicate patient population. Sometimes, life or death depends on how quickly patients can get to ACUTE, and we trust Angel MedFlight to transport them here safely.”
Founded in 2008 by Dr. Phillip Mehler, the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders is the first medical inpatient eating disorder treatment program in the nation. Located at Denver Health, ACUTE patients benefit from the resources of a major medical hospital while receiving care from a team of healthcare professionals who specialize in providing eating disorder treatment and conducting revolutionary research. ACUTE patients are typically below 70 percent of their ideal body weight and suffer from serious medical complications as a result of their eating disorder. ACUTE’s evidence-based program provides patients customized care through highly individualized treatment plans.
“We are honored to partner with ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders to help patients receive specialized care at an outstanding facility unlike any other in the country,” Jason Siegert, President and Chief Operating Officer for Angel MedFlight said. “With our combined expertise, Angel MedFlight and ACUTE can ensure that patients across the U.S. safely transfer to Denver for the life-saving treatment that they desperately need.”
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