Air Ambulance/Medevac

The Air Ambulance/Medevac program provides emergent medical air transport needs for patients within the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation service unit.

Air Ambulance/Medevac staff consist of registered nurses, EMTII, and physicians who have special training in air ambulance processes. BBAHC provides medially equipped fixed wing aircraft with commercial pilots capable of accessing our communities.

There are limitations to remote air travel in rural Alaska which are factored into each flight and the time of day that the flight is needed - such as runway lengths, runway lights, runway conditions, and unpredictable weather. Our program may roll Flights to another air carrier if needed to expedite transport of critical patients. In cases where there is suspected loss of life, limb, or eye sight, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) will be contacted if no other flights are available.

Air Ambulance/Medevac Management


Tiffany Bennett RN BSN, Nurse Manager-Medevac/EMS/Training

Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation manages Kanakanak Hospital, a critical access facility, which is Joint Commission accredited, receives Health and Human Services funding, and is covered through the Federal Tort Claim Act with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including liability for medical malpractice claims, for its officers, board members, employees, and certain health profession contractors and health profession volunteers. Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation is recognized by the US Government and State of Alaska as a tribal organization under PL 93-638.