25-Apr-2010 Source: Clarian Health
Indianapolis, Ind. — To optimize the delivery of care to those who are critically ill or injured, air medical transport is the preferred mode of transportation. In LifeLine Critical Care Transportâ€™s continued commitment to provide comprehensive quality care during the transport process, it has purchased new aircraft to replace its aging fleet.
LifeLineâ€™s new EC 145 will be the only medical aircraft of its kind operated in Indiana, and offers more cabin space for specialized transports and easy patient access to perform life-saving measures.
LifeLine, owned by Clarian Health, Indianaâ€™s most comprehensive academic health center, is the only transport service in the state associated with the Indiana University School of Medicine â€“ the nationâ€™s second largest medical school and global leader in medical education and research â€“ and affiliated with Methodist Hospital, the largest Level I Trauma Center in the state, and Riley Hospital for Children, the regionâ€™s only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center.
In July 2009, LifeLine celebrated 30 years of service and the achievement of 32,000 flights. Since its inaugural flight in 1979 with one helicopter based in Indianapolis, the fleet has grown to include five helicopters, three mobile intensive care unit ambulances and one King Air 90 airplane. LifeLine is one of the largest transport services in the nation performing more than 1,500 flights annually.
LifeLine offers six base locations in Indianapolis, Lafayette, Muncie, Columbus, Kokomo and Terre Haute, and ensures accessibility to critical care transport for the entire central Indiana community.
Special features of LifeLineâ€™s new EC 145 aircraft:
About Clarian Health
As a preeminent leader in clinical care, education, research and service, Clarian Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive academic medical center and one of the busiest hospital systems in the United States. Based in Indianapolis, Clarian is comprised of multiple hospitals and health centers throughout the state and maintains a strong partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicineâ€“the nation’s second largest medical school and a global leader in medical education and research. Learn more at www.clarian.org.