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January 17, 2017

Angel MedFlight Makes a Stellar Connection: Astronaut Mark Kelly to Speak at Case Manager Conference

BY Angel MedFlight
Mark Kelly, spokesman for Angel MedFlight Air Ambulance.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (January 17, 2017) – Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance is proud to sponsor retired US Navy Capt. Mark Kelly as the keynote speaker at the American Case Management Association (ACMA) 2017 National Conference in Washington D.C. April 20-23. Kelly, a former NASA astronaut space shuttle commander, will speak on Friday morning, April 21 at the Gaylord National Resort. More than 1,400 case management professionals from across the country are expected to attend the annual conference. Angel MedFlight is the exclusive Educational Underwriter for the keynote presentation.

It is always an honor for the Angel MedFlight team to be part of a patient’s journey. To ensure every transfer is seamless, we partner with case managers at facilities around the world. These valuable healthcare professionals are committed to successfully bridging their patients’ transitions of care. We appreciate their dedication and their trust in Angel MedFlight.

In support of case managers and their continued professional development, Astronaut Mark Kelly — a member of Angel MedFlight’s Board of Directors — will provide the Keynote Presentation at an upcoming American Case Management Association (ACMA) National Conference.

To learn more about this opportunity for care management professionals to connect with Capt. Kelly, please continue reading below.

Kelly’s inspiring message will include highlights from his career including the 54 days he spent in space during four space shuttle missions. He will discuss achieving success and building strong teams in challenging environments. Kelly will also share his family’s personal tragedy and resilience after the 2011 assassination attempt on his wife, former US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The couple wrote about their harrowing experience, Giffords’ on-going recovery, and their optimism for the future in their book “Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope.”

An innovative leader, Kelly joined Angel MedFlight’s Board of Directors in the fall of 2015 as an aviation expert. Kelly is involved with Angel MedFlight’s efforts to educate healthcare professionals on air medical transport services.

“I’m excited about Angel MedFlight’s mission,” Mark Kelly said. “Angel MedFlight’s partnerships with Centers of Excellence has helped lead the charge of patient-centric care. I look forward to speaking to the dedicated group of healthcare professionals in D.C. Now, more than ever, we have an opportunity to put the focus of healthcare back on the patient. Angel MedFlight is proud to be a leader in this important cause.”

Angel MedFlight has a strong relationship with case management professionals across the country and has partnered with ACMA as a corporate sponsor since 2011.

“We are continually impressed by case managers’ commitment to successfully guide their patients’ transitions of care. It is an honor for Angel MedFlight to support the continued education of these dedicated healthcare professionals. Capt. Mark Kelly is a dynamic speaker who offers a unique perspective on teamwork and the healthcare system. We believe conference attendees will be able to apply Capt. Kelly’s strategies for operational excellence to their own careers,” said Jason Siegert, Angel MedFlight’s President and Chief Operating Officer.

About astronaut Mark Kelly

Mark Kelly is an American astronaut, retired United States Navy Captain, New York Times best-selling author, and experienced aviator with more than 6,000 flight hours in over 50 different aircraft. He flew combat missions in the first Gulf War and has made four trips into space; his final mission as the last commander of space shuttle Endeavour. Mark serves as an independent safety advisor for SpaceX and is a co-founder of World View Enterprises, an Arizona based aerospace company which is pioneering a frontier at the edge of space. He also serves on several corporate boards including the board of directors of Angel MedFlight.

In January 2011, Mark’s wife, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was shot in an assassination attempt. This tragic event forced Mark to learn more about air medical transport options as he searched for an air ambulance service to transfer Gabby to Houston for recovery and rehabilitation.

Mark understands all too well the needs of families facing the challenge of having to move a sick or injured family member across the country. He has reviewed Angel MedFlight’s best-in-class aviation and clinical safety protocols and is confident in the service that Angel MedFlight provides its customers. Find more information about Mark Kelly’s keynote presentation at