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Arizona Lifeline 3 closed its base at the Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital after ten years of service. Program Director Ed Brouse has commented that the decision to close was due to numerous factor and has been ongoing for several years. The Nogales community will still be served by Lifenet 6, working from the Tubac Fire… Read more »
From its booth #321 at the 2011 Air Medical Transport Conference, American Eurocopter announced today that Indiana University Health LifeLine will add its fifth EC145 to the fleet of four that were purchased in late 2008. The first four went into service throughout 2010 and the fifth is expected to go into service this week…. Read more »
American Eurocopter, 17-Oct-11
Longtime air medical transportation provider and helicopter completion specialist, Metro Aviation, Inc. will feature an Indiana University (IU) Health LifeLine critical care transport Eurocopter EC145 during the AMTC hosted in St. Louis, Missouri from 17-19 October 2011.Â The sophisticated critical care transport helicopter includes an extensive patient care cabin configuration and single pilot IFR capability… Read more »
Metro Aviation, 17-Oct-11
Lifeline helicopters get special clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration.Â It means they can land directly at ten regional hospitals including a Rockford one.
That change means patients needing to be airlifted to other hospitals will once again have to wait on a helicopter to arrive from another location. While it will add time to a patient’s wait, it won’t negatively affect patient care, officials said.
Star Press, 04-Nov-09