"My personal goal every day is to give someone something they never would have gotten otherwise without my help."
Jeremy T. Freer
Chief Executive Officer / President / Founder
Jeremy Freer was raised on a dairy farm on the outskirts of a rural town in Ohio. From an early age, he learned the correlation between hard work and success, laboring long hours on the farm before and after school. Although Jeremy could easily have built a career on his family’s farm, the high school honor student chose instead to become the youngest volunteer fireman in Fredericktown, Ohio. He earned his paramedic credentials while he was still a teen.
Jeremy’s pursuit of a profession in healthcare brought him to Arizona where he was quickly promoted to a flight paramedic. He continued to work while attending college at Midwestern University's Glendale, Arizona campus, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences with a summa cum laude distinction. He observed first-hand the overwhelming amount of details case managers must coordinate with every air medical transfer. He also witnessed the despair that patients and their families endure as they incur massive medical bills and are sometimes denied air ambulance benefits to which they are entitled. He recognized a need for improvement and saw an opportunity to provide better patient care and to increase efficiency.
Jeremy formulated a clear vision of how a full-service company could streamline medical transportation, providing the highest standards of patient care with bedside-to-beside service and he called it the One Touch Promise TM . Angel MedFlight’s One Touch Promise TM outlines the company’s commitment to offering a single source of contact for care and assistance through the entire medical transfer process. Jeremy carefully studied the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) which governs employer-provided insurance policies to determine how to expedite insurance claim approvals and appeal benefit denials. He had seen too many patients languish waiting for medical flight requests to be granted by their insurance companies. He knew that patients deserved better.
Fueled by his conviction that he could revolutionize the industry, Jeremy left medical school early and prepared to launch Angel MedFlight. Those in the industry doubted his resolve and scoffed at his innovations which included using licensed nurses and case managers as flight coordinators and adding a legal department to handle insurance benefit claims for patients. Fortunately, his passion was visible to his patients and hospital case managers. His genuine desire to help critically ill or injured patients soon earned him a reputation for compassion and integrity, leading to the growth of his business. In 2010, Jeremy was named one of Phoenix Business Journal’s “Forty under 40,” a prestigious award which honors young executives who are shaping Arizona’s economic landscape through their business acumen and community leadership. He was named a semi-finalist in the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program for Orange County and Desert Cities. And in 2013 was a finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the Mountain Desert Region.
Jeremy is passionate about helping people and he proves it every day.