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STARS raises over $1M in one event

STARS raises over $1M in one event

30-Jan-2015Source: STARS

Despite a troubling economic forecast amid falling oil prices, Canada’s energy sector showed its support for STARS Saturday night by helping to raise more than $1 million, yet again. The long-running STARS and Spurs Gala, an annual fundraiser in Calgary presented by the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC), has raised more than $11 million... Read more

STARS stocks blood on board to perform transfusions on missions

STARS stocks blood on board to perform transfusions on missions

15-Dec-2014Source: Stars

STARS is the first helicopter air ambulance service in Canada to begin stocking blood in advance for life-saving transfusions on air medical missions. The STARS base in Edmonton is now the fourth to carry blood, following STARS locations in Regina, Saskatoon and Calgary. This initiative, in conjunction with Alberta Health Services Transfusion Services and Canadian... Read more

STARS stocks blood on board to perform transfusions on missions

STARS stocks blood on board to perform transfusions on missions

10-Dec-2014Source: STARS

STARS is the first helicopter air ambulance service in Canada to begin stocking blood in advance for life-saving transfusions on air medical missions. The STARS base in Edmonton is now the fourth to carry blood, following STARS locations in Regina, Saskatchewan and Calgary. This initiative, in conjunction with Alberta Health Services Transfusion Services and Canadian... Read more

STARS CEO one of top 100 most powerful women in Canada

STARS CEO one of top 100 most powerful women in Canada

27-Nov-2014Source: STARS

STARS air ambulance is pleased to announce that today STARS President and CEO Andrea Robertson has been named a Women’s Executive Network’s (WXN) 2014 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner. The Top 100 Awards recognize Canada’s strong, fearless female leaders who have become agents of change in reshaping Canadian organizations at the highest... Read more

STARS and Alberta Snowmobilers partner to spread safety awareness

STARS and Alberta Snowmobilers partner to spread safety awareness

26-Nov-2014Source: STARS

STARS air ambulance is looking to prevent injuries involving snowmobiles for the upcoming winter season. In 2013, the helicopter air ambulance service responded to 20 serious snowmobiling and related incidents. It’s about mass times velocity and the potential for injury with these machines now is huge,” agreed Chad Hegge, flight paramedic with STARS. “They are... Read more

STARS and Snoman partner to reduce risks

STARS and Snoman partner to reduce risks

26-Nov-2014Source: STARS

STARS air ambulance and Snoman (Snowmobilers of Manitoba) Inc. are partnering to promote snowmobile safety this winter, as more than 34,500 Manitoba snowmobilers get ready to hit the trails. There were seven fatalities in total last season, including five off-trail, and two on-trail incidents. Media are invited to the STARS Winnipeg base on Tuesday, Nov.... Read more

Business leaders raise almost $1 Million for STARS during annual CEO Rescue in the Rockies

Business leaders raise almost $1 Million for STARS during annual CEO Rescue in the Rockies

30-Sep-2014Source: STARS

STARS has announced that the annual CEO Rescue in the Rockies fundraiser has once again been a staggering success, raising $974,869.77 in one day. Since it started in 2010, the fundraiser has seen the Alberta community come together and raise close to $4 million for STARS. Earlier this morning, STARS partnered with influential business leaders... Read more

STARS and PotashCorp celebrate partnership to enhance patient care

STARS and PotashCorp celebrate partnership to enhance patient care

29-Sep-2014Source: Stars

Community leaders and dignitaries attended a celebration today recognizing the generosity of a Saskatchewan-based organization and their dedication to safety. PotashCorp, the world’s leading potash producer by capacity, helped STARS establish their life-saving organization in the province, and provided the AW139 helicopter and Saskatoon base, valued at $27 million, which were officially launched today. The... Read more

Rescue on the Island for STARS raises $200,000

Rescue on the Island for STARS raises $200,000

12-Sep-2014Source: STARS

More than $200,000 was raised by eight community and business leaders in one day at this year’s Rescue on the Island STARS air ambulance fundraising event on Elk Island, north of Victoria Beach on Sept. 10, 2014. “Manitoba is a very caring community,” said event participant Andy Dutfield, vice president of Lafarge Canada Inc. “I... Read more

STARS Horizons – Fall 2014

STARS Horizons – Fall 2014

1-Sep-2014Source: STARS

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Manitoba Health releases report on STARS Air Ambulance Service

Manitoba Health releases report on STARS Air Ambulance Service

5-Aug-2014Source: Manitoba

The Manitoba government has released the report and recommendations of the Clinical Oversight Committee on the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) air ambulance service, led by Dr. Brian Postl, Health Minister Erin Selby said today. “Our first priority is to deliver safe, high-quality care to Manitoba families.  We are confident these recommendations and the... Read more

STARS offers time, hope and life-saving transport to critically ill and injured patients.

STARS offers time, hope and life-saving transport to critically ill and injured patients.

24-Jul-2014Source: STARS

STARS officially introduced its new AW139 helicopter today during an unveiling ceremony at the STARS base in Saskatoon. The Saskatoon-based AW139 helicopter is the first of its kind for STARS in Saskatchewan. Two AW139 aircrafts are in operation at the STARS bases in Calgary and Edmonton. The new helicopter will enhance access to emergency pre-hospital... Read more

STARS stocks blood on board to perform transfusions on missions

STARS stocks blood on board to perform transfusions on missions

8-Jul-2014Source: STARS

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) is the first medical service in Canada to begin stocking blood in advance for life-saving transfusions on air medical missions. The STARS base in Saskatoon is now the third base to come on line. This new approach, spearheaded by Saskatoon Health Region’s Hospital Transfusion Lab staff, allows the... Read more

Rotary Club of Estevan purchases hospital helipad naming rights

Rotary Club of Estevan purchases hospital helipad naming rights

13-Jun-2014Source: Rotary Club of Estevan

Rotary Club of Estevan president-elect Charles Olsen presented a cheque for $20,000 to St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation executive director Becky Conly last night at Lobsterfest. It’s the first payments in our $120,000 commitment for the naming rights to the helipad at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Last night’s presentation included $10,000 from the Rotary Club of Estevan... Read more

STARS air ambulance not a good value in Manitoba, says union

STARS air ambulance not a good value in Manitoba, says union

23-Mar-2014Source: CBC

Manitoba’s contract with Alberta-based STARS came under fire on Wednesday, noting that the province did not follow proper tendering procedures when it signed the $159-million, 10-year service agreement in 2011.  See full story... Read more

STARS Resumes Service in Manitoba

STARS Resumes Service in Manitoba

10-Mar-2014Source: Manitoba Health

On the advice of medical professionals, the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) air ambulance will resume responding to calls for emergency service effective immediately, Health Minister Erin Selby announced today. “The decision to temporarily suspend STARS was a difficult one, but I rely on the advice of medical experts,” Minister Selby said.  “The medical... Read more

STARS Horizons – Spring 2014

STARS Horizons – Spring 2014

1-Mar-2014Source: STARS

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Banff hospital on priority list for helipad upgrade

Banff hospital on priority list for helipad upgrade

21-Feb-2014

STARS Air Ambulance’s donor-funded AW139s are forcing Alberta to upgrade priority helipads over the next two years   See full story... Read more

Gala raises nearly $1.1 million for STARS Air Ambulance

Gala raises nearly $1.1 million for STARS Air Ambulance

26-Jan-2014Source: CTV

Saturday’s gala raised in excess of $1 million, helping the total contributions from the 20 years of the gala to surpass the $10 million mark.  See full story... Read more

STARS expects to raise $10M with 21st annual lottery

STARS expects to raise $10M with 21st annual lottery

20-Jan-2014Source: STARS

The 21st annual STARS Lottery officially launches today with 3,217 prizes worth more than $5.6 million retail. The STARS Lottery raises over $10 million net each year and continues to be STARS’ single largest source of funding in Alberta, helping critically ill and injured patients across the province. “In 2013 STARS responded to more than... Read more

STARS provides update on Winnipeg base

STARS provides update on Winnipeg base

9-Dec-2013Source: STARS

As you may have seen in recent media reports, the Manitoba government, in consultation with STARS, has made a decision to temporarily place the Winnipeg base out of service. This has been done to allow the government to conduct a review of an interhospital transport mission that occurred on Thursday, November 28th. The care and... Read more

Rooftop pad opens at Regina General Hospital

Rooftop pad opens at Regina General Hospital

4-Dec-2013Source: Regina Qu’Appelle

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) is ready to land at Regina General Hospital now that Transport Canada has certified the new $3.4 million rooftop heliport for use. “Landing directly at Regina General will allow our emergency services to get patients in southern Saskatchewan to a critical care team about 15 minutes faster,” Health... Read more

Manitoba Minister of Health temporarily suspends STARS

Manitoba Minister of Health temporarily suspends STARS

3-Dec-2013Source: Manitoba Health

Following a recent patient transportation incident with STARS air ambulance service and advice from medical professionals, Health Minister Erin Selby announced today the temporary suspension of STARS. “On the advice from medical professionals, I’ve instructed my department to take this action.  Up until now, I’ve been assured that STARS is providing appropriate emergency care, but... Read more

Blood storage gives STARS Regina head start on transfusions

Blood storage gives STARS Regina head start on transfusions

7-Nov-2013Source: Regina Qu'Appelle Health

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) in Regina has become the first air medical service in Canada to begin stocking blood in advance for life-saving transfusions on air medical missions. This new approach, spearheaded by Regina General Hospital Transfusion Lab staff, allows the helicopter emergency medical service to begin a blood transfusion early. The... Read more

STARS officially unveils new AW139 at Calgary base

STARS officially unveils new AW139 at Calgary base

25-Oct-2013Source: STARS

STARS air ambulance officially announced the arrival of its new donor funded AW139 helicopter today during an unveiling ceremony at the STARS Calgary base. The Calgary-based AW139 helicopter is the second of two new donor-funded AW139s purchased by STARS for service in Alberta, with the first already in service in Edmonton (arrived in Dec. 2012).... Read more

Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation commits $549K to STARS

Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation commits $549K to STARS

10-Oct-2013Source: STARS

STARS air ambulance will unveil the Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation’s logo on the helicopter on Friday, Oct.11 at the Edmonton base. This logo unveiling will recognize the organization’s commitment of more than $549,000 to STARS. The logo will be revealed on the helicopter’s tailfin, a place reserved for donors who have pledged $500,000... Read more

Third annual STARS “CEO Rescue” raises almost $700K in one day

Third annual STARS “CEO Rescue” raises almost $700K in one day

8-Oct-2013Source: STARS

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) has announced that the annual CEO Rescue in the Rockies for STARS fundraiser has once again been a staggering success. Today, four prominent CEOs worked together to raise more than $696,314 in a single day. STARS partnered with influential business leaders in Edmonton and Calgary and dropped them... Read more

Ceremony marks opening of new helipad in Estevan

Ceremony marks opening of new helipad in Estevan

27-Sep-2013Source: Estevan Mercury

The helipad at St. Joseph’s Hospital is the first certified helipad in the province of Saskatchewan   See full story... Read more

Canada – Helipad upgrades begin at East Kootenay Regional Hospital

Canada – Helipad upgrades begin at East Kootenay Regional Hospital

15-Sep-2013Source: Interior Health

East Kootenay Regional Hospital’s heliport is receiving approximately $450,000 in Interior Health funded upgrades to maintain an important transport link for patients of the region. The hospital upgrades will increase the heliport size and elevate it to accommodate new Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) helicopters. “Interior Health relies on STARS helicopters to provide life-saving... Read more

Some STARS air ambulance missions under review in Manitoba

Some STARS air ambulance missions under review in Manitoba

15-Sep-2013Source: CBC

Health sources in Manitoba tell CBC News there is growing concern over the STARS air ambulance program and patient management, as several cases are currently under clinical review by the province.  See full story... Read more

County of Grande Prairie reaches $1M in support of STARS

County of Grande Prairie reaches $1M in support of STARS

11-Sep-2013Source: STARS

STARS air ambulance unveiled the County of Grande Prairie’s logo on the STARS helicopter on Sept. 8, during the County of Grande Prairie Sportsplex grand opening. This logo unveiling recognized the County’s commitment of more than $1 million to STARS. The logo has been upgraded from its original location on the helicopter’s doors to the... Read more

Saddle Hills County reaches $1M in giving to STARS

Saddle Hills County reaches $1M in giving to STARS

5-Sep-2013Source: STARS

Saddle Hills County has been supporting STARS since 2007. Their 2012 commitment of $450,000 over three years, which equals $61 per capita, pushed the municipality past the significant milestone mark. “We are a busy remote location with lots of oil and gas companies coming in to work, and response times on ground can be high,”... Read more

STARS hangar in Saskatoon close to completion

STARS hangar in Saskatoon close to completion

2-Sep-2013Source: STARS

STARS’ Saskatchewan vice president of operations Ron Dufresne said today that construction of the future STARS helicopter base in Saskatoon is progressing on schedule and expects the helicopter air ambulance service to move into its new home in November. “We’re very excited to move closer to having a permanent home for our Saskatoon team,” said... Read more

STARS Horizons – Fall 2013

STARS Horizons – Fall 2013

1-Sep-2013Source: STARS

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Grande Prairie Petroleum Association raises $397K in support of STARS

Grande Prairie Petroleum Association raises $397K in support of STARS

27-Aug-2013Source: STARS

STARS air ambulance unveiled the Grande Prairie Petroleum Association (GPPA)’s logo on a STARS helicopter on August 8, during the annual GPPA Golf Tournament, which took place at the Grande Prairie Golf & Country Club. This logo unveiling recognized the GPPA’s cumulative total contribution of over $397,000 to STARS. Funds were raised through the GPPA’s... Read more

Grande Prairie Petroleum Association raises $397K in support of STARS

Grande Prairie Petroleum Association raises $397K in support of STARS

23-Aug-2013Source: STARS

STARS air ambulance unveiled the Grande Prairie Petroleum Association (GPPA)’s logo on a STARS helicopter on August 8, during the annual GPPA Golf Tournament, which took place at the Grande Prairie Golf & Country Club. This logo unveiling recognized the GPPA’s cumulative total contribution of over $397,000 to STARS. Funds were raised through the GPPA’s... Read more

Parents sue STARS over Manitoba toddler’s injury

Parents sue STARS over Manitoba toddler’s injury

19-Jul-2013Source: CBC

The incident happened May 2, when a STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society) crew picked up Morgan in Brandon for a transfer to Winnipeg’s Children’s Hospital.  See full story... Read more

Hospital helipad construction underway in Regina

Hospital helipad construction underway in Regina

16-Jul-2013Source: Global News

Construction crews have a deadline: by November, the heliport at the Regina General Hospital should be operational. For STARS air ambulance, it can’t come soon enough.  see full story and pictures... Read more

STARS receives major gift from Young’s Equipment

STARS receives major gift from Young’s Equipment

18-Jun-2013Source: STARS

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) is excited to announce a $500,000 donation from Young’s Equipment Inc., a Saskatchewan agricultural equipment business. “We are committed to our customers and during our 25th anniversary year, wanted to invest in an organization that would make a meaningful difference to our customers across the province,” said Tim... Read more

Estevan helipad closer to reality

Estevan helipad closer to reality

6-Jun-2013Source: Estevan Mercury

Outside of a few finishing touches, the new helipad at St. Joseph’s Hospital is almost ready for use. (See Full Story)... Read more

RBC makes C$500K donation to STARS

RBC makes C$500K donation to STARS

16-May-2013Source: Leader~Post

Lacy Panno, a flight nurse with the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS), is excited. (See Full Story)... Read more

STARS launches second lottery in Saskatchewan

STARS launches second lottery in Saskatchewan

10-May-2013Source: The STARS Lottery

The STARS Lottery in Saskatchewan officially launches today with 2,206 prizes worth over $3.8 million. In its inaugural year in 2012, STARS generated more than $1.6 million – a significant source of funding to help keep STARS in the sky. “STARS’ success depends on the people across this great province. All proceeds from the lottery... Read more

Obituary – STARS founder John Panton

Obituary – STARS founder John Panton

8-May-2013Source: STARS

He was an engaging storyteller, a master at delivering puns and always good for a funny joke or two. John Panton’s dedication, devotion and admiration for STARS, however, were no laughing matter. “Without John’s support, and that of others from the Lions Club and community, STARS wouldn’t be here,” said Dr. Greg Powell, STARS founder.... Read more

STARS marks first anniversary in Saskatchewan

STARS marks first anniversary in Saskatchewan

2-May-2013Source: STARS

Today, STARS air ambulance acknowledges its one-year anniversary of providing helicopter air ambulance services in the province of Saskatchewan. Since beginning operations from its Regina base in April 2012, STARS has flown or rendered care to more than 300 patients in Saskatchewan. STARS currently operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week from bases... Read more

CAMTS Announces Accreditations

CAMTS Announces Accreditations

15-Apr-2013Source: CAMTS

Congratulations to the following medical transport services that achieved accreditation for the first time: Aeromed – a rotorwing service operating in Tampa, FL providing critical care since 1989. Air Methods Corporation operates and maintains the aircraft at 4 satellite bases. HALL CCT – a rotorwing and critical care ground service providing critical care in the... Read more

29-Mar-13 C-FKCM Eurocopter BK117 Calgary, Canada

29-Mar-13 C-FKCM Eurocopter BK117 Calgary, Canada

29-Mar-2013

Helicopter landed to pick up a patient.  While  rotors were still turning, co pilot observed fuel leak and immediately told pilot to shut down helicopter and switch off electric.  O-ring had failed in fuel line and was repaired on site.... Read more

British Columbia’s Air Ambulance audit raises questions

British Columbia’s Air Ambulance audit raises questions

26-Mar-2013Source: Canadian Taxpayers Federation

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today called on B.C. political parties to review air ambulance service in the province and support a transition to a cheaper, not-for-profit model in their election platforms. On Thursday, B.C. Auditor General John Doyle released a report on the air ambulance service, finding that “the B.C. Ambulance Service is unable... Read more

STARS Horizons – Spring 2013

STARS Horizons – Spring 2013

1-Mar-2013Source: STARS

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STARS begins night missions from Saskatoon base

STARS begins night missions from Saskatoon base

28-Feb-2013Source: STARS

STARS Air Ambulance begins 24-hour-a-day operations at its Saskatoon base. Since launching service in mid-October, the Saskatoon base has been providing service 12-hours per day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. “Safety is always our priority,” says Ron Dufresne, vice-president of Saskatchewan operations. “Now that the majority of clinical and aviation staff have had time... Read more

Phoenix Heli-Flight to acquire an EMS EC135

Phoenix Heli-Flight to acquire an EMS EC135

4-Feb-2013Source: Fort McMurray Today

Despite STARS being active in many parts of Alberta, Phoenix Heli-Flight is convinced that there is a market for 24×7 EMS services in other parts of the Province.  So much so, they are buying a Eurocopter EC135 for such operations (see full story)... Read more

STARS unveils second AW139

STARS unveils second AW139

17-Dec-2012Source: STARS

The much-anticipated addition of the new AW139 was made official Friday when the helicopter was unveiled in the hanger at the STARS base in Edmonton. The roughly 200 guests, including donors, crew and staff, were thrilled to see the gleaming red air ambulance in person. Its purchase was made possible thanks to the generosity of... Read more

Telecoms company Telus passes $1M barrier in STARS donations

Telecoms company Telus passes $1M barrier in STARS donations

25-Nov-2012

The Telus logo was added to the STARS helicopter in a ceremony on Wednesday morning for surpassing the $1 million mark in giving to the charity. (see full story)... Read more

Saskatchewan – temporary helipad for Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert

Saskatchewan – temporary helipad for Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert

2-Nov-2012Source: Prince Albert Parkland Health Region

Prince Albert Parkland Health Region maintenance staff will this week begin construction of a temporary helicopter landing pad at the Victoria Hospital, to accommodate flights from the STARS helicopter ambulance service. The helicopter landing pad will be built on the triangle of grassed land just east of the southeast corner of Herb Bassett Home and... Read more

STARS expanding flight hours in Manitoba

STARS expanding flight hours in Manitoba

29-Oct-2012Source: Winnipeg Sun

We understand the importance of the life-saving service that STARS provides and the need for this vital assistance to be available 24/7 (see full story)... Read more

Yorkton hospital getting helipad for STARS helicopter

Yorkton hospital getting helipad for STARS helicopter

11-Oct-2012Source: StarPhoenix

A helipad for the STARS helicopter air ambulance has moved from the drawing pad to plans for construction behind the Yorkton Regional Hospital. (see full story)... Read more

STARS Horizons – Fall/Winter 2012

STARS Horizons – Fall/Winter 2012

1-Sep-2012Source: STARS

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STARS begins night missions from Regina base

STARS begins night missions from Regina base

31-Jul-2012Source: STARS

July 30, 2012 – Today STARS air ambulance is beginning 24-hour-a-day operations at its Regina base. Until now, the STARS Regina base has only operated 12-hours per day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Now that the majority of clinical and aviation staff have had time to become comfortable with the terrain and providing service in... Read more

STARS founder steps down, but not away

STARS founder steps down, but not away

4-Jul-2012Source: Calgary Herald

Dr. Gregory Powell and wife Linda retire but remain ambassadors for pioneering Alberta emergency service (see full story)... Read more

Canada – Chinook Regional Hospital opens new helipad

Canada – Chinook Regional Hospital opens new helipad

29-May-2012Source: Alberta Health

STARS air ambulances are now able to land and take off from Chinook Regional Hospital’s new helipad, which was officially approved for use last week by Transport Canada. The helipad, located on the roof of the hospital’s parkade, is rated to handle 8,000 kilograms and will accommodate STARS’ current Eurocopter BK-117 helicopter, as well as... Read more

STARS officially launches operations in Saskatchewan

STARS officially launches operations in Saskatchewan

1-May-2012Source: STARS

Regina, SK, April 30, 2012 – As of noon today, the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) was ready to provide helicopter air ambulance services for critically ill and injured patients in southern Saskatchewan. Following a brief ceremony involving dignitaries and former patients, the organization opened its base in Regina. “This is a historic day for... Read more

Enerplus passes $500,000 milestone in donations to STARS

Enerplus passes $500,000 milestone in donations to STARS

27-Apr-2012Source: STARS

Enerplus Corporation, who have been strong supporters of STARS since 1992, have reached the $500,000 giving milestone. A celebration, which included a logo unveiling on the STARS helicopter, was held on April 25 for the independent oil and gas producer at the STARS Calgary hanger. “Enerplus has been in business for over 25 years, and... Read more

Politician promises to triple STARS funding if elected

Politician promises to triple STARS funding if elected

17-Apr-2012Source: Calgary Herald

Progressive Conservative Leader Alison Redford pledged $10 million in additional funding for STARS air ambulance at a campaign stop in Grande Prairie on Saturday afternoon. see full story... Read more

2012 STARS lottery winners announced

2012 STARS lottery winners announced

16-Apr-2012Source: STARS

Lucky Albertans are celebrating today after their names were pulled during the 2012 STARS Lottery draw. Top prize winners included: James Kotyk of Calgary Calgary show home worth $1.1 million retail Shari Macdonald of Delburne Sylvan Lake show home worth $905,100 retail Kenneth and Cynthia Fenwick of Red Deer Sherwood Park show home worth $856,000... Read more

STARS sets date for Saskatchewan start

STARS sets date for Saskatchewan start

12-Apr-2012Source: STARS

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) is pleased to announce it will launch its first Saskatchewan base on Monday, April 30 in Regina. Beginning at 12 p.m. (noon), STARS will be ready to provide safe, rapid medical transport for critically ill and injured patients in southern Saskatchewan. “We’re very excited that helicopter air medical... Read more

STARS Air Ambulance leadership change

STARS Air Ambulance leadership change

12-Apr-2012Source: STARS

More than 25 years after founding STARS to provide emergency medical transport and help save the lives of the critically ill and injured, Dr. Gregory Powell is continuing his work as founder of the non-profit, charitable organization, while Andrea Robertson takes on the responsibilities of president and CEO. “Dr. Powell has made an incredible contribution... Read more

CCS Corp donates $100,000 to STARS

CCS Corp donates $100,000 to STARS

29-Feb-2012Source: CCS

The essential, life-saving services STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society) provides will now be further supported in western Canada thanks to a $100,000 donation from CCS Corporation. “Many of our employees live and work in rural communities, so there is a natural link to support an organization such as STARS,” said John Gibson, president and... Read more

STARS launches in Manitoba with new crew of 14

STARS launches in Manitoba with new crew of 14

23-Feb-2012Source: STARS

A permanent Manitoba crew of 14 paramedics, nurses and pilots is now responding to emergency calls across the province with the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) helicopter ambulance, Health Minister Theresa Oswald announced today. “These paramedics, nurses and pilots are a critical link in patient care and their training and expertise will truly help... Read more

Perfect Turf to support STARS Fund-a-Flight program

Perfect Turf to support STARS Fund-a-Flight program

3-Feb-2012Source: STARS

Perfect Turf has supported the new Fund-a-Flight program for STARS, which makes one mission possible for a critically ill or injured patient. A donation of $5,400 – equal to one dollar per second of an average 90 minute mission – helps with the cost of medical and aviation crews, medical supplies and helicopter fuel needed... Read more

Gala raises $720K for STARS air ambulance

Gala raises $720K for STARS air ambulance

24-Jan-2012Source: PSAC

The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) today announced it has helped raise a total of more than $5.3 million for the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) over 18 years of presenting the annual STARS & Spurs Gala. This year’s gala brought in the highest total ever raised in the history of the event... Read more

STARS Lottery launches with prize fund of $5.2M

STARS Lottery launches with prize fund of $5.2M

17-Jan-2012Source: STARS

The 19th annual STARS Lottery officially launches today with 3,200 prizes worth over $5.2 million retail. The STARS Lottery raised over $10 million net during the 2011 campaign and continues to be the single largest source of funding to keep STARS in the sky. “STARS flies an average of four missions a day in Alberta,... Read more

Construction begins at STARS base in Saskatchewan

Construction begins at STARS base in Saskatchewan

14-Dec-2011Source: STARS

Saskatchewan Health Minister Don McMorris, STARS representatives and local media received a phase-one project briefing today at the site of the future STARS helicopter base at the Regina International Airport. Construction is progressing on schedule in advance of the anticipated spring 2012 launch of operations. “We’re very excited to move a step closer to introducing... Read more

STARS celebrating 5th anniversary in Grande Prairie

STARS celebrating 5th anniversary in Grande Prairie

25-Nov-2011Source: STARS

Former STARS patients, media, and members of the public are invited to a special five-year anniversary celebration at the STARS Grande Prairie base on Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 1 to 4 p.m. This event will acknowledge the incredible support from the community, while reflecting upon major milestones that have taken place over the past... Read more

STARS Foundation appoints Executive Vice President

STARS Foundation appoints Executive Vice President

19-Nov-2011Source: STARS

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) is very pleased to announce that Mr. Rod Gantefoer has accepted the position of Executive Vice President for the STARS Foundation. Reporting to STARS’ Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Gantefoer will provide leadership to the STARS Foundation team and work to develop community partnerships and fundraising initiatives to enhance... Read more

$400,000 contribution to STARS from FortisAlberta

$400,000 contribution to STARS from FortisAlberta

21-Oct-2011Source: STARS

FortisAlberta announced today a five-year pledge of $400,000 in support of the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) Human Patient Simulator Program (HPS), bringing the company’s contributions to $1.4 million over 15 years to 2016. “We are truly grateful for FortisAlberta’s very generous financial commitment to the STARS Human Patient Simulator Program (HPS),” says Andrea... Read more

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