The annual tradition of the dedication and blessing of the Flight For Life Colorado staff and transport vehicles will take place on Tuesday, July 7, 2009. Mayo Aviation at Centennial Airport is hosting the event that is scheduled for 9 am.
All Flight For Life Colorado vehicles will be available for viewing including helicopters, orange and yellow Beechcraft KingAir fixed wing aircraft, and ambulances. Flight For Life crew members will be available to answer questions.
In October of 1972 Flight For Life launched its first helicopter on a rescue mission becoming the nation’s first medical air ambulance program. Today, in its 36th year, Flight For Life Colorado consists of 4 helicopters, 3 fixed wing aircraft and 3 critical care ground transport ambulances operating from a total of 7 bases, including 4 helicopter bases along the Front Range.
Flight For Life Colorado covers 92,000 square miles by helicopter and covers 9 states by fixed wing aircraft.
Founded by St. Anthony Central Hospital, Flight For Life Colorado routinely transports patients to the closest appropriate hospital. Additionally, a newborn/young child team is stationed at The Children’s Hospital and is available around-the-clock to transport from a nine state region to The Children’s Hospital.
A patient’s ability to pay is never questioned when Flight For Life is needed for an emergency.
Serving Colorado for more than 100 years, St. Anthony Central Hospital is a Level I Trauma Center with renowned programs in trauma, cardiovascular services, neurosciences, and orthopedics.
St. Anthony Central Hospital is part of Centura Health which operates 12 hospitals, eight senior residences, medical clinics and home care and hospice services across Colorado.
For more information on Flight For Life and St. Anthony Hospital, please visit www.stanthonyhosp.org.