America West ‘Route to Recovery’ Grant Recipients

America West Airlines announced today that four hospitals in the airline’s
hub markets of Phoenix and Las Vegas would receive grants as part of the
airline’s Route to Recovery program. America West established the Route to
Recovery program in 2000 to provide travel assistance to patients and
their families. Through Route to Recovery, partner hospitals use donated airfare to assist
patients with travel to specialized medical treatment programs. For
patients with unique medical conditions requiring treatment at remote
facilities, insurance frequently does not cover travel expenses. Further,
patients may find themselves alone in a strange city and away from family,
so Route to Recovery donations may also be utilized for family members to
travel to treatment facilities.

“Route to Recovery provides patients with an opportunity to receive the
best medical treatment possible,” said Julie Coleman, America West
director of community relations. “America West is pleased to offer a
resource to our friends in the medical field and we are proud to offer a
program that facilitates the recovery process by reducing the stress on
patients and their loved ones.”

Route to Recovery currently provides support to one Las Vegas and three
Phoenix-area hospitals. Following is a list of partners who received the
two- year, $5,000 per year, grant:

John C. Lincoln Health Network - Trauma Accident Services
//  Phoenix Children’s Hospital - Neonatal Intensive Care Program
//  University Medical Center (Las Vegas) - Trauma/Burn Program
//  Scottsdale Healthcare - Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center

America West Airlines is the nation’s second largest low-fare airline and
the only carrier formed since deregulation to achieve major airline
status. America West’s 13,000 employees serve nearly 55,000 customers a
day in 93 destinations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica.