The City of South Padre Island will continue to have access to air medical services for all of its residents and visitors with the introduction of Air Evac Lifeteam (AEL) to the Rio Grande Valley.
AEL is a subscription based company that will open an air ambulance base in McAllen and is scheduled to begin operations on Oct. 20. The base will be located on the campus of the McAllen Medical Center, but will serve all hospitals and communities within a 70-mile radius including the Island.
AEL is the largest independently owned air medical provider in the United States, who provides on-the-scene medical care and rapid medical transport, as well as transfers between medical facilities. The company has been in business for 26 years with its focus on provide air medical services to communities in rural America.
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