There's lots happening at Boston MedFlight that we want to tell you about, including the launch of our re-vamped website, our first ever patient reunion and golf scramble, a visit from the Commissioner of the Department of Public Health and some statistics from 2014.
Boston MedFlight: 2014 in numbers
During what was a busy year for us at Boston MedFlight, we transported 3,131 patients to 119 hospitals in 2014. Four hundred and thirty nine of patients transported were pediatric and neonatal patients. We provided CCT services to 108 towns across 13 states, providing $3.3 million of free and unreimbursed care. In the classroom, we saw 277 EMS and healthcare professionals attend Boston MedFlight course during 2014 and in the community we organized four Safe Teens events, three career days and two full scale drills.
First ever patient reunion and golf scramble in 2015
To celebrate our 30th year of providing critical care transport we will be hosting our first ever patient reunion on Sunday, May 17 2015. This is a great opportunity to be reunited with our crews, to check out our new vehicles – including EC145 – and to learn more about Boston MedFlight and our life-saving mission. So if you’ve ever been a patient with Boston MedFlight why not save the date and come along. We’d love to see you there. Another event as part of our 30 year celebration is our first ever annual golf scramble, which will take place on August 28th 2015. If you’d like more information or want to get on our mailing list please contact Kate Teague at 781-863-2213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Boston MedFlight website makes its debut
We’re excited to present our new website www.bostonmedflight.org, designed by Strand Strategic Marketing. Our brand new site is responsive, which means it works well on cell phones and tablet computers. An emphasis on images and real-life stories from our patients help us to highlight our work and mission at Boston MedFlight. “We’re delighted to introduce our new website. We’re thrilled to see our life-saving mission and our remarkable story so beautifully and accurately depicted,” said Boston MedFlight’s Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director, Suzanne Wedel, MD.
Former Commissioner of Public Health pays Boston MedFlight a visit
We were recently honored to have former Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett from the Department of Public Health visit us at Boston MedFlight and ride along with us. The Commissioner, who served as a transport nurse earlier in her career, was very impressed with our operation and took the time to look at our fleet and even get on board one of our helicopters. Cheryl has since left the Department of Public Health to join Cape Cod Healthcare to create a substance abuse and treatment services program.