News Release Date : 11/27/2013
New FlightCare Helicopter
A new FlightCare helicopter is now flying the skies over the NE Michigan region to transport critically ill or injured patients to St. Mary’s of Michigan.
St. Mary’s has partnered with Med-Trans Corporation to grow their air ambulance program. With this new partnership, Med-Trans is providing a new helicopter and assuming business operations.
The new, state-of-the-art helicopter, a Eurocopter EC 135 P2+, offers technological improvements to enhance safety, quality of care and increase efficiency.
"This is a win-win for our region and the FlightCare program. Our patients and healthcare partners will continue to see the same flight teams they have come to depend on over the years for clinical excellence, operating under the same protocols and medical direction," said Mary Jo Stephen, FlightCare Program Director.
"This is an exciting time. Our newly developed relationship with Med-Trans assures ongoing success in providing critical air medical care to the residents in our service area," stated Stephen.
FlightCare, in its 26th year of service, will still be based from St. Mary’s of Michigan. They have transported nearly 11,000 critically ill patients.