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MedjetAssist, Take Trips - Not Chances! Be covered!

December 28, 2013


John Gobbels, the Chief Operating Officer/Vice President and transport expert for MedjetAssist, the premier global air-medical transport membership program for travelers including college students once again joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care Information Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest John Gobbels discuss the following:

  • Explain how Medjet works as a membership program and why the service serves as a good supplement to travel insurance? Is a Medjet membership mutually beneficially for both business and leisure travelers?
  • Can you tell us a little bit about the different types of membership options that Medjet offers? And what is the cost of an annual individual membership and an annual family membership?
  • What are some of the different types of transports that Medjet deals with? Do you see all types of health emergencies?
  • How much do travelers (ones who do not have a Medjet membership) face, on average, in transfer costs to get from wherever they become sick or injured to their home?
  • As 2014 kicks off and consumers start to head out of town for their New Year’s plans, how can a Medjet membership provide peace of mind for their health?

Duration: 8:04

John Gobbels brings over 23 years of pre-hospital and hospital service and management experience to his role as vice president and COO of MedjetAssist. Since joining the premier medical evacuation membership program in 2006 as director of transport operations, Mr. Gobbels has been responsible for complete oversight of all transport and repatriation operations.



Before moving from his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Medjet’s headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama, Mr. Gobbels spent 13 years with STAT MedEvac, the air ambulance arm of the renowned University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). During his tenure, he played integral roles in almost all aspects of the program, from base operations to communications and clinical operations.

For six years Mr. Gobbels served as clinical director of STAT MedEvac, overseeing compliance with the Commission on Air-Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS), as well as the continuing education requirements for all clinical staff. Previously, he was a flight nurse and paramedic. Mr. Gobbels began his career with UPMC in 1991 as a critical care nurse.

Mr. Gobbels holds a Masters degree in Management and Information Technology from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA., as well as multiple degrees in health care.


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