Stories of Shawn

RN Bev Meade: “My first encounter with Shawn Baker was at Doctors Hospital Nelsonville, where we had a couple of rooms as temporary housing until our Mobile ICU base was built there in Nelsonville.  He came walking down the hall, bigger than life, and said “Hi, I’m Shawn.”  A firm handshake began our years working together as a…

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…

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 keeping…

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…

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…

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…

MedFlight Awarded $2,500 Grant from Crawford County

MedFlight is honored to be awarded a $2,500 grant from the Community Foundation of Crawford County.  The funds will be specifically used in supporting clinical education to Crawford County emergency care providers. MedFlight is proud to be part of Crawford County community with our 24-hour helicopter in-service for county residents, and through additional value-added services…

MedFlight named 2014 “Program of the Year”

MedFlight named 2014 “Program of the Year” Columbus, OH – MedFlight, who provides air and ground critical-care transportation across Ohio, was recently named ‘Program of the Year’ by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) at the Air Medical Transport Conference in Nashville, TN. The ‘Program of the Year’ award recognizes an emergency medical program…