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Growth prompts management restructure for Vanderbilt LifeFlight

Growth prompts management restructure for Vanderbilt LifeFlight

Exponential growth over the last several years is fueling a management restructuring for Vanderbilt LifeFlight, which will increase the program’s director or management positions to better handle current and future growth. Vanderbilt LifeFlight, which has more than 175 employees, provides critical care air transport, as well as ground ambulance and event medical services. It has… Read more »

Source: Vanderbilt LifeFlight, 24-Jan-17

Vanderbilt LifeFlight names two new Medical Affairs Managers

Vanderbilt LifeFlight names two new Medical Affairs Managers

Two veteran Vanderbilt LifeFlight paramedics have been named Medical Affairs Managers.  Bo Phillips, B.S., CCP, FP-C, IC, and Eric Newman, CCP, FP-C, will be responsible for overseeing education, relationships and customer service with medical and emergency service providers. They replace Liz Reeves, B.S., RN, AEMT, IC, who recently transitioned to a new role with Air… Read more »

Source: Vanderbilt LifeFlight, 29-Jun-16

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight to open base at Cookeville, Tennessee

Vanderbilt LifeFlight to open base at Cookeville, Tennessee

In partnership with Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Vanderbilt LifeFlight will soon be expanding its footprint to serve the Upper Cumberland region by adding an emergency helicopter base in Cookeville, Tennessee.  Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) CEO Paul Korth said the addition of the helicopter is a “win-win” for everyone,… Read more »

Source: Vanderbilt, 29-Apr-16

Vanderbilt LifeFlight Opens Base in West Tennessee

Vanderbilt LifeFlight Opens Base in West Tennessee

Vanderbilt LifeFlight has expanded its footprint into West Tennessee by adding an emergency helicopter base at the Henry County Airport. Henry County Medical Center (HCMC) CEO Thomas Gee said he and his team at HCMC were very excited to have Vanderbilt LifeFlight in the county. “We are excited to welcome Vanderbilt Lifeflight to Paris,” Gee… Read more »

Source: Vanderbilt, 03-Sep-15

Air Methods starts 10-year agreement with Vanderbilt LifeFlight

Air Methods starts 10-year agreement with Vanderbilt LifeFlight

Air Methods Corporation (NASDAQ: AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, announced today that it entered into a partnership with Vanderbilt University to acquire certain assets utilized in connection with the Vanderbilt LifeFlight Program, including medical equipment and three Airbus Helicopters EC-145 aircraft, as well as a 10-year agreement restructuring the program under Air… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 07-Apr-15

LifeFlight’s blood transfusion practices affirmed by new study

LifeFlight’s blood transfusion practices affirmed by new study

Research soon to be published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS) shows that airlifted trauma victims who receive blood transfusions in the helicopter before arriving at a trauma center have a higher chance of survival – a practice Vanderbilt LifeFlight has followed since 1994. Vanderbilt LifeFlight is the only critical care… Read more »

Source: Vanderbilt, 05-Mar-15

PARIS TN: Hospital picks Vanderbilt for air ambulance

PARIS TN: Hospital picks Vanderbilt for air ambulance

If everything goes as planned, a Vanderbilt Medical Center Life Flight helicopter will be based permanently at Henry County Medical Center by early spring. See Full Story

Source: PI, 02-Mar-15

Vanderbilt LifeFlight extends plasma trial

Vanderbilt LifeFlight extends plasma trial

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is participating in a national trial to see if outcomes for critically injured patients with uncontrolled bleeding can be improved by administering plasma to these patients while in flight to the hospital. Randomized patients who are at risk of hemorrhaging could receive two units of plasma, which can improve a patient’s… Read more »

Source: Vanderbilt, 27-Feb-15

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Vanderbilt and Air Evac Lifeteam bid for Henry County Tennessee

Vanderbilt and Air Evac Lifeteam bid for Henry County Tennessee

Henry County Medical Center is likely to see an air ambulance based here sometime this year. The question is which of the two entities petitioning the hospital’s board of trustees will be chosen. See Full Story

Source: PI, 02-Feb-15

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Vanderbilt to study use of plasma on LifeFlight

Vanderbilt to study use of plasma on LifeFlight

Vanderbilt University Medical Center will participate in a national trial to see if outcomes for critically injured patients with uncontrolled bleeding can be improved by administering plasma to these patients while in flight to the hospital. In a first-of-its-kind study, randomized patients who are at risk of hemorrhaging and flown to Vanderbilt University Hospital via… Read more »

Source: Vanderbilt University, 30-Oct-13

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight adds EC130

Vanderbilt LifeFlight adds EC130

Vanderbilt LifeFlight has added a new aircraft to its fleet, in an effort to better serve the residents of Middle Tennessee. The new helicopter now brings the total to six, with five of those staffed around the clock. The sixth helicopter is used as a backup when others are out of service for maintenance. A… Read more »

Source: Vanderbilt LifeFlight, 06-Jun-12

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LifeFlight changes flight helmets to mirror Vanderbilt football

LifeFlight changes flight helmets to mirror Vanderbilt football

Vanderbilt LifeFlight has changed its flight crew helmets to mirror those worn by Vanderbilt University football players. LifeFlight crew member’s helmets provide safety, hearing protection, and are also part of the communication system onboard the helicopter. Previous helmets were solid white. The new helmets are designed with Vanderbilt gold, a white stripe down the middle,… Read more »

Source: Vanderbilt LifeFlight, 03-Jul-11

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight offers new service to EMS

Vanderbilt LifeFlight offers new service to EMS

Ambulance services that come to Nashville hospitals from outlying counties often have to return home leaving valuable equipment behind that is still being used to stabilize patients. Spine boards, straps and head immobilization devices are just some of the thousands of pieces of equipment left at Nashville area emergency departments. Getting this equipment back is… Read more »

Source: Vanderbilt LifeFlight, 05-Mar-11

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight names new leaders

Vanderbilt LifeFlight names new leaders

Vanderbilt LifeFlight, one of the nation’s premier integrated air ambulance and critical care transportation systems, has announced four new leadership positions. Jeanne Yeatman, MBA, RN, EMT, director of LifeFlight, said the new positions would mark a new milestone for the program, which began in 1984. “This is the beginning of a new era for our… Read more »

Source: Vanderbilt LifeFlight, 30-Oct-10

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight replaces BK117s with two new EC135s

Source: Venderbilt Medical Center, 26-Jul-09

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