BROOKSVILLE — With as many as 300 medical flights a year to destinations worldwide, Global Jetcare Ambulance ICU has grown into a renowned air ambulance system. And it has built a presence that hasn’t gone unnoticed.

That’s why the Hoffman Family of Companies announced Aug. 18 that is was acquiring Global Jetcare, which sits on 11 acres in Brooksville with a 20,000-square-foot aircraft hangar and 6,000-square-foot office. The Hoffmann Family of Companies includes Hertz Arena and the Florida Everblades minor league hockey team, The Bevy restaurant, The Naples Princess & Miss Naples boats, and Naples Transportation & Tours.

The Naples-based firm identified core competencies in Global Jetcare, adding to the “growing company portfolio of travel, hospitality, and tourism-related companies.”

Bart and Christina Gray, owners of Global Jetcare, opened the business in 2009. It now employs more than 40 professionals including pilots, flight physicians, registered nurses, paramedics and aircraft mechanics. It also features a fleet of five medically equipped long-range Learjets.

Global Jetcare is an air ambulance transport system that flies medically fragile patients where requested, for surgery or treatment, or home to finish out their final days as requested by their families. The company has scheduled as many as three trips a day, depending on need. And it is always on high alert if a flight is needed.

Lifesaving, meaningful medical transports are coordinated almost daily for patients of all kinds of nationalities, injuries or medically fragile conditions. And they begin and end with a Global Jetcare aircraft out of the Tampa Bay Regional Airport Hernando.

Global Jetcare is at 15421 Technology Drive, Brooksville. For more information, visit www.globaljetcare.com or call 352-799-7771.