Bellefontaine, Ohio – Mary Rutan Hospital, Robinaugh EMS and MedFlight are partnering to expanding critical care transportation for patients and their caregivers.
Robinaugh EMS plans to provide quarters, parking, and operations space for MedFlight to base a FlyCar unit consisting of a Critical Care Nurse and Critical Care Paramedic that will join an EMT driver from Robinaugh to create a Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) when critical patients can’t be flown due to weather, or when it is appropriate to utilize ground transportation to a higher level of care.
The MedFlight FlyCar base will begin operations in the spring of 2019. The service will be staffed 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. MedFlight and Robinaugh will provide critical care transportation of patients between Mary Rutan Hospital and other urban hospitals as necessary.
“We are pleased to expand our partnership with MedFlight and Robinaugh EMS to better serve the people of Logan County and the surrounding counties in West Central Ohio,” says Chad Ross, Mary Rutan Hospital Vice President of Operations. Mary Rutan Hospital’s emergency department offers comprehensive services close to home for people with a life-threatening injury or illness who need to get a high level of care quickly. This new mobile critical care transport option will now be down the street to reduce precious minutes when needed as an extension of our care, resulting in lives being saved.”
Furthermore, the new FlyCar will add additional resources to support other hospital partners throughout the region.
According to Darin Robinaugh, President, “We are excited to be able to bring this level of service to the area. We have always had a great relationship with both Mary Rutan Hospital and MedFlight, and having a Mobile ICU available will allow us to get these critical patients transferred sooner.”
“MedFlight is honored to partner with Mary Rutan Hospital and Robinaugh EMS has been a great partner and key component in providing resources that make this innovative medical transportation solution possible,” says Mike Perkins, Vice President of Field Operations. “This resource will reduce response times for critically ill and injured patients throughout the region.”
Mary Rutan Hospital
Mary Rutan Hospital is a leading not-for-profit health care organization with a comprehensive and integrated system of inpatient, outpatient and community services connected to meet the health and wellness needs of all members of the community. In addition to the Hospital, there are thirteen offsite locations in a four-county region including Logan, Champaign, Hardin and Shelby. Together, Mary Rutan Hospital team members deliver award-winning services that are recognized by patients and their families, as well as independent organizations that rank the hospital among the best. More information about Mary Rutan Hospital can be found atwww.maryrutan.org/
An EMT and paramedic scholarship program is also available through the hospital for Logan County residents looking to get into EMS. More information can be found by contacting Tammy Ellison the Mary Rutan Foundation officer by calling (937) 599 -7003.
Robinaugh EMS, LLC
Robinaugh EMS is a family owned private ambulance service operating for 42 years and has offices in Bellefontaine and Marysville. Robinaugh provides Wheelchair transportation, Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support and now Mobile Intensive Care with EMT’s and Paramedics. Robinaugh is the only licensed ambulance service in the area and are available for both Emergency and Non-Emergency Ambulance Service. Darin Robinaugh serves as Vice President on the Ohio Ambulance Association Board of Directors and Robinaugh EMS was selected as the Logan County Chamber Business of the Month for January 2018.
MedFlight is a non-profit air and ground critical care transportation company based in Columbus, Ohio that completes thousands of critical care transports by Helicopter and Mobile Intensive Care ground units each year. MedFlight is made possible by its consortium health systems consisting of OhioHealth and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. MedFlight also has a partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a variety of other non-profit health systems. MedFlight received the air medical industry’s highest safety award in 2012 and was named “Program of the Year” in 2014.