For Immediate Release
Contact: Kate Teague
Boston MedFlight is proud to share the news that we recently provided critical care transport to our 60,000th patient since our founding 30 years ago. On December 31, 2015, a cardiothoracic patient was transported from Lowell General Hospital to Tufts Medical Center by our critical care transport team in our ground critical care ambulance.
While we are pleased to achieve this milestone we remain focused on our next patient and we remain committed to excellence in critical care transport by providing the highest quality regional critical care transport system.
Boston MedFlight was formed as a nonprofit air transport service through a cooperative effort of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston Medical Center, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. Originally created to rapidly transport patients with life threatening illnesses or injuries to the proper facility, Boston MedFlight has evolved into a critical care transport system for the most severely ill and injured patients in the region. Expansion of our helicopter service, creation of our ground and airplane services, and creation of our communications and simulation centers, have made Boston MedFlight an integral part of the region’s healthcare delivery system.
We now operate from three bases, located in Bedford, Plymouth and Lawrence, MA with three helicopters, five ground critical care vehicles and a fixed wing airplane while continuing to transport the sickest of the sick regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.
Each one of the patients we have cared for is someone’s parent, sibling, child, relative or friend, and so the number of lives our work has touched is immeasurable.
For more information about Boston MedFlight visit: www.bostonmedflight.org.