The Tulsa Life Flight teams in Okmulgee and Pryor, Oklahoma, received the C.T. Thompson Award for Excellence in Trauma Care by St Francis Hospital.
This award holds a particular meaning for Tulsa Life Flight, as the late Dr C.T. Thompson alongside Dr Jerry Gustafson founded the air medical program.
The annual award recognizes medical professionals who provide outstanding trauma care while treating their patients with the utmost compassion and dedication.
“We strive to operate with the highest standards and provide quality prehospital care,” said Teresa Snell, Area Manager with Air Methods.
Tulsa Life Flight is part of Air Methods, the air medical service provider. It was established in 1979, as the first air ambulance program in Oklahoma and the 13th in the US.
It employs 45 pilots, nurses, paramedics, and mechanics, and has three aircraft and a heavy maintenance facility in the area. Since its inception, they have performed over 54,000 safe patient transports.
“We are extremely proud of our record,” said Snell. “It is a testament to the dedication of the entire team that has made this possible, from the management team to the flight crews, to the mechanics who work tirelessly to keep our helicopters flying.”