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[April 07, 2014]

Global Rescue Partners with Wilderness Medical Society

LEBANON, N.H. --(Business Wire)--

Global Rescue, a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to corporations, governments and individuals, today announced its selection as the official medical and security evacuation provider for the Wilderness Medical Society.

Founded in 1983, the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) is the world's leading organization devoted to wilderness medical issues and challenges, exploring health risks and safety issues in extreme situations such as mountains, jungles, deserts, caves marine environments, and space. With a long-standing commitment to education and research, the Society covers wilderness medicine topics including expedition and disaster medicine, dive medicine, search and rescue, altitude illness, cold- and heat-related illness, wilderness trauma, and wild animal attacks.


"The Wilderness Medical Society selected Global Rescue as our official medical and security evacuation services provider for all our adventure travelers," said Loren Greenway, PhD, CEO of WMS. "Over the years, the Wilderness Medical Society and its membership have had experience with Global Rescue and the breadth and depth of their capabilities. I'm happy that this agreement has come to pass."

"The Wilderness Medical Society is the worldwide authority on wilderness medicine," said Global Rescue CEO Dan Richards. "We believe our partnership is an outstanding fit."

Global Rescue will participate in the Wilderness Medicine Conference & Annual Meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, August 1-6, 2014.

About Wilderness Medical Society

The Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) was founded in 1983 by physicians for physicians and allied health professionals. The WMS is the world's leading organization devoted to wilderness medical issues and their challenges. The Society supports research and outreach with its many programs. Yearly Research Grants are funded by the Society and awarded to young investigators at the Annual Meeting. The WMS encourages community involvement and public service, mentoring, and recruiting medical students by way of our many active Student Interest Groups.

About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to corporations, governments and individuals. Founded in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine, Global Rescue's unique operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to potential threats. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to clients during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. Memberships start at $119 and entitle members to rescue and transport services to their home hospital of choice.

For more information, call +1-617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.


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