MedFlight is Proud to Go for Another CAMTS Accreditation This Summer

  MedFlight is Proud to Go for Another CAMTS Accreditation This Summer. Public Notice,  by Tom Allenstein,  President & CEO   Every 3 years, MedFlight applies for CAMTS Accreditation (Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems), the industry’s highest quality air and ground medical transport operations accreditation certification. MedFlight has been CAMTS Accredited for 11 years. CAMTS will…

Quotes on Flight

“The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn’t it be? —it is the same the angels breathe.” — Mark Twain “Can the magic of flight ever be carried by words? I think not.” — Michael Parfit “The fascination of flight can’t be expressed with words….

Landing Zone Safety and Set-Up

Remote scene safety is important from the very beginning… and that includes securing a safe landing zone (LZ) for our helicopters. Our healthcare partners can arrange for a Landing Zone Lecture, offering continuing education credit, while enhancing safety and familiarity with our helicopter. Note: Multiple department/agency lectures are encouraged. Click here to request a Landing Zone Lecture…

Tom Allenstein: MedFlight’s CEO

  Say hello to Tom Allenstein, the President/CEO of MedFlight.  For the past 11 years, Tom has been the Chief Clinical Officer and Chief Operating Officer at MedFlight, and, since January 2015, has also filled the role of President/CEO. Prior to his career at MedFlight, Tom held a leadership role for the transportation program at…

MedFlight Trialing Transport Telemedicine

MedFlight is beginning an exciting new venture!  Our Columbus-based Mobile ICU team, MedFlight 12, will be involved in a groundbreaking Critical-Care Transport Telemedicine trial. For 60 days, our teams will partner with Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center physicians to further our over-arching goal of enhancing patient care. An interactive, handheld audio/visual device will be…

Cold Weather Tips

  Ohio winters can be quite cold.  Please consider these tips to remain warm and safe. Please exercise an increased caution in your endeavors while outside. Make sure you are adequately dressed and prepared for the worst. Be careful when outside to keep your body covered to avoid exposure and the formation of frostbite Consider…

Winter Helipad Safety Tips

Here are 10 quick tips on how to keep your helipad in SAFE shape this winter: 1.  Use only UREA or a chemical product that claims no corrosive properties or hazards to the environment, such as the ice-melting agents Sodium Acetate or Potassium Acetate. 2.  DO NOT USE ROCK SALT.  Rock salt is corrosive to…

Safe Trick-or-Treat Tips for Halloween

Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible. Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult. Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you. Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat. Hold a…

Hunt Smart. Hunt Safe.

Hunting season is upon us in Ohio, and our friends at Ohio-based G2 Outdoors provided some safe hunting tips for the enthusiast in your family. Off Target, Off Trigger When gun hunting, the rule should be “Off Target, Off Trigger” to prevent accidental and negligent discharge of the weapon.  Always point the muzzle at the ground…

Never Forget 9/11/01.

I hope all of you took time this morning to stop, take a moment of silence and reflected on the events that occurred some 15 years ago.  Many lives were lost or affected and many heroes emerged as well. I still remember the day very well and the shock and anger that I felt seeing…

MedFlight: 20 Years and Counting!

By Tom Allenstein, President and Chief Executive Officer This past April marked MedFlight’s 20th anniversary of serving Ohio!  Entering this milestone gives us a time to reflect on all that has been accomplished since our two founding helicopter organizations, OSU SkyMed and GrantLifeFlight, merged in 1995. Since that merger, we have seen expansion, contraction and…

Calling All Former Patients…

On April 20th, 2015, MedFlight will celebrate our 20th year of service to Ohio!  We would like our former patients and their families to be part of the “thank you” to our dedicated medical crews by sharing your testimony and story with them.  Your story will be shared at our ceremony on April 18th to the flight teams…