Six years ago, at a bar in a tiny Minnesota village, an aircraft mechanic met a critical care nurse and flight medic; the meeting was fate. The first meeting was something out of a movie. The nurse was performing CPR on a bar patron who was in cardiac arrest, and the mechanic watched in awe as she saved a life. He then decided he needed this gal to join his team at Med-Pac, Inc.

Fast-forward six years, and this team of Ralph Braaten and Elizabeth Hoadley has brainstormed and created many new interiors, cabinets, lifts, and medical accessory options for their loyal customers. The team is a perfect fit of creativity, drive, dedication, and ingenuity.

“We love working directly with our customers to create their dream medevac interiors for their operations,” said Hoadley. “Customization is becoming one of our specialties. It sets us apart from the competition. Ralph is an amazing engineer. The two of us have become an unstoppable designing team. He creates medevac interiors and accessories from little more than a sketch or idea from me. Before I know it, I have a prototype.”

“No two medevac providers operate the same, so why only provide the same medical interior for them all?” added Hoadley.

“Although customers start with the Med-Pac 400, Pro, and EMS Lite stretcher systems, with our accessories, they can create what they wish for their operations,” said Braaten.

Hoadley continued, “They need more oxygen? We have that. Need more mounting options for equipment? We have that. Need an electric lift? We have that. More storage? We have that.”

As Med-Pac approaches its 20th anniversary next year, its focus is to continue to develop lightweight, quick-change solutions that can be tailored to each customer.

“We’ll work with them,” said Hoadley. “We’ll make their dreams come true. We keep true to our motto: ‘Customer-Focused and Quality-Driven.’ We’re lighter, faster, and more cost-effective than our competitors.”

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