Meridian-based air ambulance company sold

Reach Air Medical Services of California has acquired Meridian-based Summit Air Ambulance, which uses special helicopters and airplanes staffed with medical personnel to transport injured patients.

Summit had been owned by Texas Next Capital of San Antonio. It started 16 years ago and has transported more than 7,000 critically ill and injured patients in Nevada and Montana, with a new base opening in Colorado in June, according to a press release.

Reach is based in Santa Rosa, has transported more than 100,000 patients since 1987 and operates 27 bases in California, Oregon and Texas, the release said.