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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT: Camille Crim Office: 972-339-4217 Fax: 972-988-3144 [email protected]

JOHNSON COUNTY, TEXAS EXTENDS CAREFLITE'S CONTRACT AS ITS 911 EMERGENCY SERVICES PROVIDER

August 9, 2005 ­ Grand Prairie, Texas ---- CareFlite is pleased to announce that its contract with Johnson County, Texas as the 911 emergency services provider has been extended for two years through September 30, 2008. An agreement was reached yesterday between CareFlite and the Johnson County Commissioners Court. "We are pleased that our relationship with Johnson County will continue for two more years," said Jim Swartz, president and CEO of CareFlite. "Our employees are dedicated to providing excellent patient care and customer service. We appreciate the support we have received from Judge Harmon, the Johnson County Commissioners and the emergency response agencies in Johnson County and look forward to continuing our contribution to the strength of the local emergency response system." CareFlite began serving the citizens of Johnson County as the 911 emergency services provider in October 2003. Serving the community since 1979, CareFlite, the only nonprofit and CAMTS accredited, full service medical transportation provider in North Central Texas, provides emergency medical helicopter transport to more than 100 counties within a 150-mile radius of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and fixed wing air ambulance service

nationwide. Other CareFlite programs include ground ambulance service, specialty care ground transport, 911 emergency services, continuing education programs, and a community service bicycle team. CareFlite is sponsored by Baylor Health Care System, Methodist Health System, Texas Health Resources, JPS Health Network, Parkland Health and Hospital System, and Medical Cities of Dallas. For more information, please call Camille Crim, director of marketing, 972-339-4217, or visit www.careflite.org. ###

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