KNIGHT AEROSPACE MEDICAL SYSTEMS LLC adds Lieutenant General (Retired) Paul K. Carlton, Jr. to its Advisory Board.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  KNIGHT AEROSPACE MEDICAL SYSTEMS LLC adds Lieutenant General (Retired) Paul K. Carlton, Jr. to its Advisory Board. 

January 26, 2015, San Antonio, TX.  Knight Aerospace Medical Systems (KAMS) is pleased to announce the addition of Lt.General Paul K. Carlton, Jr. as an Advisor.  LtGen. Carlton retired after 33 years of commissioned service as a highly decorated leader in the US Air Force.  He   served as Commander of several USAF hospitals in various countries.  General Carlton also served as the Director of Medical Services and Training with Headquarters Air Education and Training Command at Randolph AFB, Texas, as Commander of the 59th Medical Wing at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland AFB, as Commander and Director of the Air Force Medical Operations Agency in the Office of the Surgeon General at Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C., and as the 17th Surgeon General of the Air Force until his retirement from the Air Force in 2002. 

Carlton is a fellow and former Air Force governor of the American College of Surgeons. He was named consultant in general surgery to the Air Force Surgeon General in 1981. He conceptualized and implemented the first Air Force rapid-response surgical team in Europe—the flying ambulance surgical trauma team. As a surgeon, he performed more than 4,000 operations as principal surgeon and 6,000 as first assistant. He has published extensively in the medical literature. An active flier, General Carlton holds Federal Aviation Administration commercial, instrument, multi-engine, glider and instructor ratings. During his command of the 1702nd Air Refueling Wing Contingency Hospital, he completed 32 combat support missions and 140 combat flying hours in the C-21, C-130, KC-10 and KC-135. General Carlton was awarded the Airman’s Medal for heroism by voluntarily risking his life at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. on 11 September 2001.

Knight Aerospace Medical Systems, LLC (KAMS) provides comprehensive air medical solutions for an increasingly complex global environment.  Its modular systems are designed for cargo aircraft such as the C-130, C-17 and various helicopters, allowing for increased flexibility and multi-role utilization.  Its five modular designs address varying needs ranging from stabilization and transportation to medical intervention and biological containment.  The modules, which can be rolled in, rolled out, and positioned in remote locations, create medically familiar environments to address military readiness, disaster relief and response, and international medical crisis such as the Ebola pandemic threat.

According to Bianca Rhodes, President of Knight Aerospace Medical Systems, “Adding Dr. Carlton to our team is highly impactful as he is attributed with the founding and innovation of much of the leading edge aeromedical evacuation solutions in the world.  His insight and expertise are unparalled and his contribution represents the culmination of a career dedicated to the saving of lives.”  

“Joining the KAMS team means I can finally see a dream come to fruition,” states Carlton.  “The necessity for its products is unquestioned and will absolutely change the way medical solutions are deployed for patients throughout the world.”

Contact:   Bianca Rhodes 210-433-9961; biancarhodes@knightmedmods.com

NIGHT AEROSPACE MEDICAL SYSTEMS LLC adds Dr. James H. Henderson II, MD to its Advisory Board.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  KNIGHT AEROSPACE MEDICAL SYSTEMS LLC adds Dr. James H. Henderson II, MD to its Advisory Board. 

December 4, 2014, San Antonio, TX.  Knight Aerospace Medical Systems (KAMS) is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. James H. Henderson II, MD as an Advisor.  Henderson is an active clinical member of the faculty of the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency Program in the capacity of Consultant, Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep Medicine since September 2011.  He is an active clinician and educator and is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine. He is presently Director of Inpatient Services and Chairman of the Clinical Competency Committee for the program, is an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the UTHSCSA Department of Family and Community Medicine, and serves as Vice Chairman of Medicine at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Westover Hills Hospital.  

 

Prior to his present position, Henderson served over 26 years in the United States Air Force Medical Corps, retiring in the rank of Colonel.  His extensive military service included the posts of Chairman of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine of the San Antonio Military Health System, Executive Board Member for Air Force Critical Care Air Transport, and Director of the Air Force Expeditionary Medical Skills Institute, USAFSAM, at Brooks City Base where he directed all Air Force advanced expeditionary training medical training at both civilian university trauma centers and military treatment facilities.  Henderson also served as the Commander of the 759th Surgical Operations Squadron where he directed personnel who filled over 50% of the Air Force critical care deployment positions while maintaining exemplary care resources for the Air Force’s only Level 1 trauma center.  

 

Henderson is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and whose medical education includes an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Wilford Hall Medical Center and completion of the Sleep Medicine Fellowship program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  He is author of various key medical publications and has an extensive repertoire of lectures and educational course studies.  

 

Knight Aerospace Medical Systems, LLC (KAMS) provides comprehensive air medical solutions for an increasingly complex global environment.  Its modular systems are designed for cargo aircraft such as the C-130, C-17 and various helicopters, allowing for increased flexibility and multi-role utilization.  Its five modular designs address varying needs ranging from stabilization and transportation to medical intervention and biological containment.  The modules, which can be rolled in, rolled out, and positioned in remote locations, create medically familiar environments to address military readiness, disaster relief and response, and international medical crisis such as the Ebola pandemic threat.

 

According to Bianca Rhodes, President of Knight Aerospace Medical Systems, “The addition of Dr. Henderson to our Board of Advisors adds significant talent to our medical team and provides us with the perspective we need to provide superior aeromedical care.  His body of work in this area is not only highly known and regarded by our Country’s military but his innovation and creativity will continue to contribute to the global medical community.”

 

Contact:   Bianca Rhodes 210-433-9961; biancarhodes@knightmedmods.com

KNIGHT AEROSPACE MEDICAL SYSTEMS LLC adds Air Force General (retired) William M. Fraser III to its Advisory Board.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  KNIGHT AEROSPACE MEDICAL SYSTEMS LLC adds Air Force General (retired) William M.  Fraser III to its Advisory Board. 

November 19, 2014, San Antonio, TX.  Knight Aerospace Medical Systems (KAMS) is pleased to announce the addition of General (retired) Will Fraser to its Advisory Board.  Fraser, who retired in July of this year, is a highly decorated Air Force Officer whose career culminated as one of nine Combatant Commanders.  A 1974 graduate of Texas A&M University, General Fraser’s vast experience makes him uniquely qualified to serve as an Adviser to KAMS.  During his 40 years of service, he led large-scale, diverse, global organizations where he earned a reputation as a motivational leader, strategic thinker and change agent who delivered solutions to the most complex challenges. 

In his most recent assignment as Commander of the US Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), he answered directly to the President of the United States and Secretary of Defense.  USTRANSCOM is the single manager responsible for global air, land, and maritime transport for the Department of Defense. He led over 130,000 personnel annually executing over $12 billion in business and completed the most comprehensive and collaborative strategic planning effort in the command’s twenty-five year history.

Fraser’s additional assignments included Commander of Air Combat Command consisting of over 130,000 personnel operating over 2000 aircraft at more than 300 locations worldwide and  Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, where he presided over the Air Staff and served as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Requirements Oversight Council and Deputy Advisory Working Group. He led the organizing, training and equipping of over 690,000 Airmen serving in the United States Air Force and provided oversight of a $120 billion annual budget.  As Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, he represented the Chairman or Vice Chairman in the White House, traveled internationally as the Military Advisor to the Secretary of State and served as the Middle East Peace Process Roadmap Monitor.  

Fraser held a variety of additional assignments throughout his career including command of two bomb wings and an aviation operations group. His extensive experience in wartime, contingency, and humanitarian relief operations includes Operation Southern and Northern Watch, Operation Desert Thunder, Operation Allied Force, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Knight Aerospace Medical Systems, LLC (KAMS) provides comprehensive air medical solutions for an increasingly complex global environment.  Its modular systems are designed for cargo aircraft such as the C-130, C-17 and various helicopters, allowing for increased flexibility and multi-role utilization.  Its five modular designs address varying needs ranging from stabilization and transportation to medical intervention and biological containment.  The modules, which can be rolled in, rolled out, and positioned in remote locations, create medically familiar environments to address military readiness, disaster relief and response, and international medical crisis such as the Ebola pandemic threat.

“We are ecstatic to have a person of such high caliber on our Advisory Board.  Will’s command of the issues and vast experience will be invaluable to KAMS as we seek to provide compassionate and superior aeromedical care,” said Bianca Rhodes, President of Knight Aerospace Medical Systems.

Contact:   Bianca Rhodes 210-433-9961; biancarhodes@knightmedmods.com

KNIGHT AEROSPACE MEDICAL SYSTEMS LLC provides Ebola patient transport solution.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  KNIGHT AEROSPACE MEDICAL SYSTEMS LLC provides Ebola patient transport solution.

November 4, 2014, San Antonio, TX.  Knight Aerospace Medical Systems (KAMS) provides comprehensive air medical solutions for an increasingly complex global environment.  Its modular systems are designed for cargo aircraft such as the C130, C17 and various helicopters, allowing for increased flexibility and multi-role utilization.  Its five modular designs address varying needs ranging from stabilization and transportation to medical intervention and biocontainment.  The modules, which can be rolled in, rolled out, and positioned in remote locations, create medically familiar environments to address military readiness, disaster relief and response, and international medical crisis such as the Ebola pandemic threat.

KAMS’ Aeromedical Biocontainment Module (ABCM) is specifically designed for the transport of multiple patients who may have been exposed to chemical biologic agents or emerging infectious diseases such as Ebola.  It is designed to physically separate the patient and medical crew from the airframe. An anteroom with direct visualization and audio capabilities allows for safety observers.  

KAMS was formed in July of this year to address the increased demand for aeromedical solutions.  Bianca Rhodes serves as KAMS’ President, CEO and CFO, together with Dr. Craig Manifold, its Chief Medical Officer, John Lane, the Company’s Chief Legal Counsel and Michael Knight, Executive Vice President of Strategic Alliances.  It is an affiliate of Knight Aerospace Products, Inc., (KAPI) which manufactures a variety of products such as VIP transportation modules and palletized systems for cargo transportation aircraft.  It has operated for almost 25 years and has provided products for more than 25 different countries.  Rick Knight, President of KAPI, serves as the Executive Vice President of Global Sales for Knight Aerospace Medical Systems.  According to Knight, “Our customers have expressed a need for enhanced medical alternatives.  This demand has received increased attention, especially in recent months.”

According to Rhodes, “We are pleased to bring a game-changing product to the market place.  We provide the only modular platform based on a proven structural design approved by Lockheed Martin and the US Air Force.  Our modules leverage the use of capital assets while improving medical outcomes and will serve the global market exceedingly well.”

 

Contact:   Bianca Rhodes 210-433-9961; biancarhodes@knightmedmods.com