Boston MedFlight recently provided critical care medical transport to its 80,000th patient since its founding in 1985. “We are so proud of our teams for achieving this milestone,” says Maura Hughes, CEO. “Since 1985, our teams have helped us build our nonprofit 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 nonprofit mission over the past 35 years.”
Boston MedFlight is the region's primary provider of critical care medical transport by air and ground, caring for more than 4,700 patients annually, including the most critically ill and injured infants, children and adults. 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 organisation's history as a nonprofit organisation, Boston MedFlight has become part of New England's healthcare delivery system and a community resource for training of local healthcare professionals and first responders. It provides over $4 million in free and unreimbursed care annually to patients in need with little or no medical insurance, and operates a BE200 and EC145/H145s.