RENO — American Medflight, a provider of fixed-wing air ambulance services serving Nevada and the region, announced Monday that it has named Bret W. Frey, MD, as its new physician medical director.
In his capacity as medical director, Dr. Frey will provide medical direction to the company’s flight nurses and paramedics, as well as update medical treatment protocols, establish a new continuous quality improvement program and perform chart audits. He will meet regularly with the company’s medical staff to perform case reviews and provide continuing medical education. In addition, he will observe flight crews during patient missions and travel to rural health care facilities to collaborate with hospital staff regarding their air ambulance needs.
Dr. Frey is a longtime Nevadan with a passion for emergency medicine. After obtaining his bachelor of science degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, he embarked on a seven-year career in research at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He went on to obtain his medical degree from the University of Nevada in 2000. Board certified in emergency medicine, he returned to serve Nevadans in 2003 following his residency training at the University of Connecticut. In addition to working as an emergency department physician at Renown Regional Medical Center, Dr. Frey is the president of the Nevada Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, as well as legislative liaison for emergency medicine in Nevada.
“We’re truly excited to have a physician of Dr. Frey’s caliber assume the role of medical director,” said Greg Klick, medical program director for American Medflight. “This is yet another milestone in the company’s evolution as we look to enhance our position as the region’s leading provider of aeromedical care and transportation.”
American Medflight provides scheduled and emergency response critical care fixed-wing air ambulance services for acute care hospitals, critical access hospitals, medical clinics, insurance companies and municipalities. The company owns and operates a fleet of twin-engine, high-speed, all-weather aircraft dedicated to air ambulance operations from