Boston MedFlight passes 85,000 patient milestone

Boston MedFlight passes 85,000 patient milestone

13-Aug-2021 Source: Boston MedFlight

Boston MedFlight, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides critical care transport by air and ground has announced that it recently surpassed the 85,000 patient transport mark since its founding in 1985.  Boston MedFlight’s headquarters is located at Hanscom Field in Bedford, Massachusetts.

Boston MedFlight cares for more than 4,600 patients annually, including the most critically ill and injured infants, children and adults.  This past year Boston MedFlight teams have been on the front lines of caring for the sickest and most vulnerable COVID-19 patients, having transported as many as 12-15 patients a day during the peak of the pandemic from community hospitals to larger tertiary care facilities.

“We are so proud of our teams who have selflessly and courageously served those in need for the past 36 years,” said Maura Hughes, CEO of Boston MedFlight.  “Boston MedFlight has developed into the largest critical care transport organization in our region and a nationally recognized leader with a reputation for clinical excellence and the highest standards of safety and training.  We are honored and humbled to have reached this milestone and to have had such a positive impact on the lives of our patients and their families.”

During the organization’s history as a nonprofit organization, Boston MedFlight has become an integral part of New England’s healthcare delivery system and a community resource for training of local healthcare professionals and first responders.   As a nonprofit, Boston MedFlight provides over $5 million in free and unreimbursed care annually to patients in need with little or no medical insurance. 

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