A MedFlight Pioneer: Ed Cotter.

MedFlight Remembers Ed Cotter… Friend, Father and one of our Founding Leaders. One of MedFlight’s beloved friends passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2017. Ed Cotter was one of MedFlight’s founding board members and leaders.  Without his leadership, kindness, and brilliance, MedFlight would not be the company we are today, serving thousands of patients each…

Why A Nurse/Medic Crew Configuration?

Since the inception of air medical transport in the early 1970’s,  the “ideal” crew composition has been the subject of much discussion.  There has been a variety of team types: RN/MD, RN/RN, RN/Medic, RN/RRT, etc.  While each type of crew configuration offers many theoretical benefits, there is little scientific research to support any specific mix…

Coming to Preble County: MEDFLIGHT

Kettering Health Network and MedFlight are expanding their critical air transportation partnership by adding a permanent medical helicopter base at the Preble County Medical Center in Eaton, Ohio.  Kettering Health Network plans to construct the base, which will include a hangar and crew living quarters. The permanent base will be staffed by critical care nurses…

20 Years: The MedFlight Mobile ICU Division

“It was 20 years ago today that I started as a Mobile ICU paramedic for MedFlight…they had just acquired the Riverside Methodist Hospital Critical Care Transport team where I had previously worked.  On October 20th, 1996, my last shift at Riverside, we were asked to bring the Mobile ICU vehicles to MedFlight as our final…

Exciting Times Ahead for MedComm.

“I want to work for a team that respects each other.” “I want to go home after my shift and feel like I made a difference in people’s lives.” “I want to work in a fast-paced environment.” When you see these phrases, you may think they refer to our flight teams or critical-care ground teams. …

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…

A Strong Partnership in Portsmouth

MedFlight and Healthnet Aeromedical Services Extend Partnership with SOMC Portsmouth, OH.  Ohio-based MedFlight and West Virginia-based Healthnet Aeromedical Services are proud to announce the extension of their Preferred Provider Agreement with Southern Ohio Medical Center through 2020. Healthnet Aeromedical Services 4 / MedFlight 7 is a shared critical-care air medical base located at the Greater…

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  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 those…

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…

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…

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….