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In January, Monroe County voted to buy a third helicopter for their Trauma Star air ambulance program, so that residents would not have to pay the high costs of using the private company LifeNet. However, LifeNet is still campaigning to remain in the Lower Keys. They recently sent out a letter, bypassing county officials by… Read more »
Trauma Star ended 2016 by transporting four critically injured people from a collision at Mile Marker 16 to Miami. This marked the end of a record year. They were able to fly 528 patients in 2016 alone, breaking the old record of 397 a year. 114 of the flights were trauma related, 18 were heart… Read more »
Monroe County is looking into purchasing a third Trauma Star helicopter as the continuity of business with LifeNet is being questioned. The privately operated air ambulance has a contract with Monroe County’s Lower Keys Hospital, which started in 2007 but ends March 1 2017. LifeNet has received pressure to lower their prices of $50, 000… Read more »
Monroe County is looking into purchasing a third helicopter to add to their Trauma Star service. FL Keys News reports that the two main points of discussion for this decision are whether the privately run LifeNet helicopter ambulance service will renew their contract with Low Keys Medical Centre in March, as cost-per-flight charges have gone… Read more »
The Monroe County Commission has appropriated more than $1 million from its Fine and Forfeiture Fund to fund another six months of TraumaStar, the Sheriff’s Office air ambulance.