1-Aug-2014 Source: Adena Health System
Adena Health System is pleased to announce it is enhancing critical care patient air transportation in the region by entering into an agreement with MedFlight. To ensure the fastest response time, MedFlight will base a helicopter in Ross County by fall 2014 to better serve the area; and to compliment two other MedFlight aircraft located in southern Ohio.
“When a patient needs critical care transport, by ground or air, time and expertise is crucial,” said Adena’s President and CEO Mark Shuter. “By partnering with MedFlight, our community and region will have a complete network of locally-based medical helicopters and Mobile Intensive Care Units (MICU). MedFlight’s response time and their mobile and air intensive care service made them stand above the rest.” Last fall, Adena contracted with MedFlight’s ground transportation service, MedCare.
MedFlight President and CEO, Rod Crane added, “We are honored to serve Adena, its affiliated hospitals and patients with the highest level of complete patient transportation in the country. Adena’s decision to partner with MedFlight will result in better care and transport solutions for patients and caregivers. We look forward to being a larger part of the Ross County community through education, outreach and service.”
For decades, MedFlight has served many regions of Ohio with a high level of non-profit critical care transportation, via helicopter and ground MICU services. In 2012, the company was awarded the Vision Zero Award as the nation’s top air and ground transport operation for safety. MedFlight crews average more than nine years’ experience in helicopter transport medicine, and continue to be state and national leaders in the field of air medical transportation solutions and education.
MedFlight is a shared, non-profit service owned by the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University and Columbus-based OhioHealth. MedFlight has preferred provider agreements with many Ohio hospitals and EMS agencies to create seamless “A-Z” patient-focused transport solutions for communities in need.
In addition to its transport service, MedFlight offers area residents with MedFlight Advantage membership services to reduce patient and family expense if air or ground medical transport is needed. More information about MedFlight Advantage is available at www.medflight.com.