Donald Mixon, program director for the Air Evac Lifeteam based in Jesup, recently was named senior program director for the company. Mixon will continue to serve as the Jesup program director and also will supervise program directors in Cordele, Statesboro and Douglas.
Mixon began working for Air Evac Lifeteam in March 2012. He worked in critical care for 20 years before joining the air ambulance company.
“I started out as an x-ray technologist in 1988 and graduated from nursing school in 1992,” Mixon said. “I’ve worked in critical care since 1992 for the intensive care unit at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup, and I managed the ICU for 10 years.”
Mixon said he is blessed to be able to help offer Air Evac Lifeteam as a resource to the community where he lives and works.
“It is no doubt a lifesaving medical intervention in the rural community,” he said. “We work with local EMS agencies and hospitals to help save lives and diminish disabilities. I saw it from the outside before I came to work for Air Evac. Now I get to be a part of it from the inside.”
Air Evac Lifeteam, an air medical service, provides rapid access to health care for those who live in medically underserved areas. Flight crews — consisting of a pilot, flight nurse and flight paramedic — are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to emergencies and provide transportation between medical facilities.