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2008-09-08 15:01:08

Arizona Physicians IPA (APIPA) and Flagstaff Medical Center today announced an agreement that will provide beneficiaries of Arizona's Children's Rehabilitative Services program (CRS) with access to the medical center and its affiliated facilities and physicians. Bill Hagan, CEO of APIPA, which was awarded a contract by the State to manage the CRS program beginning next October 1, said, "We are pleased that CRS beneficiaries and their families across northern Arizona will continue to have...

2008-07-02 00:00:28

By AMANDA LEE MYERS and CHRIS KAHN FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - A helicopter ferrying a patient with a medical emergency from the Grand Canyon collided into another chopper carrying a patient near a northern Arizona hospital, leaving six people dead and critically injuring a nurse. The collision Sunday east of Flagstaff Medical Center was a few hundred yards away from a neighborhood that was spared the falling debris. Officials said they were unable to provide an account of what preceded the...

2008-07-01 09:01:10

By Amanda Lee Myers and Chris Kahn Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The fatal collision of two helicopters in Flagstaff was the ninth accident involving emergency medical aircraft this year, the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday, calling it a "disturbing trend." "This has been a serious issue. We're very concerned about that," NTSB chairman Mark Rosenker told reporters in Flagstaff. "We're going to work very, very hard to make sure we understand exactly...

2008-06-30 09:00:29

By Amanda Lee Myers Associated Press PHOENIX -- Two medical helicopters collided in midair Sunday afternoon near an Arizona hospital, killing at least seven people and critically injuring three, a federal official said. All three people on one of the helicopters were killed in the Flagstaff collision, including a patient and the pilot, said Ian Gregor, spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration. Four others were killed and three critically wounded, Gregor said. He wasn't sure if...

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