This is a significant milestone for the region’s provider of critical care transport to the most critically ill and injured infants, children and adults in the New England area.
As a key part of the region’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Boston MedFlight teams have recently been on the front lines of caring for the sickest and most vulnerable patients, having transported more than 600 Covid-19 patients from community hospitals to larger tertiary care facilities, as many as 12-15 a day.
During the organization’s history as a non-profit 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 non-profit, Boston MedFlight provides over US$4 million in free and unreimbursed care annually to patients in need with little or no medical insurance.
Maura Hughes, CEO of Boston MedFlight, said: “We are so proud of our teams on achieving this milestone. Since 1985, our teams have helped us build our non-profit critical care transport system, ensuring that everyone in our region has access to the critical care they need, when they need it. We are honoured and humbled to have made a positive impact on the lives of our patients and their families. Thanks to all of our crews over the years who have been a part of our non-profit mission over the past 35 years.”
Boston MedFlight is a Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services (CAMTS) accredited critical care transport service and is the only dedicated, licensed, adult, ground critical care transport provider in the region. Boston MedFlight partners with a consortium of leading medical centers including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center.