Viejas Partners with REACH Air to Provide Medical Transport Services to San Diego County

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 2:27 pm PDT



The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians and REACH Air announce the newest helicopter base in Alpine, CA.

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians and REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) recently opened a new helicopter base on the Viejas Reservation. Helicopter services will provide life-saving medical support to local communities, as well as offer secondary support to REACH bases in San Diego, Imperial, and Riverside counties.

“We value our partnership with REACH and we are thankful for the opportunity to play a part in expanding medical services to San Diego families,” commented Viejas Tribal Chairman Robert Welch.

REACH is a part of the AirMedCare Network–the nation’s largest air medical transport membership program–which covers out-of-pocket expenses for members in the event of an emergency air transport by REACH or another AirMedCare Network service provider. For a low-cost annual fee, individuals and companies may join more than 1.7 million members who receive coverage from more than 220 air transport locations in 32 states coast to coast.

About the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay

The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, one of the remaining 12 bands of the Kumeyaay Indian Nation, resides on a 1,600-acre reservation in the Viejas Valley, east of the community of Alpine in San Diego County, California.

The Tribe owns and operates the AAA Four Diamond Viejas Casino & Resort featuring world-class gaming with thousands of slot machines, exciting table games that include Blackjack, Baccarat, and Pai Gow, a modern and elegant bingo room, and an off-track betting facility. Viejas Casino & Resort also features a variety of restaurants including the AAA Four Diamond Grove Steakhouse, The Buffet, and The Café.

The Viejas Outlets, located across the street from the casino, offer visitors a unique shopping experience with highly acclaimed stores, numerous eateries, Viejas Bowl, and Southern California’s largest outdoor ice rink. Viejas Hotel features 203 luxury rooms and 34 VIP suites, including a lush, spacious pool and lounge area, and nine indoor-outdoor meeting spaces, including the magnificent Oak Ballroom.

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The event will feature aircraft on display from Reach Air as well as several dignitaries from the Tribe and Reach Air speaking to the partnership. (Graphic: Business Wire)
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