St. Vincent StatFlight to Host Open House to Celebrate its Expansion to Evansville
Largest Air Medical Provider in Indiana
November 1, 2017 - In August, St. Vincent announced that the new St. Vincent StatFlight base would replace the former St. Vincent LifeFlight program that had been in service for more than 35 years. Effective today, St. Vincent StatFlight, operated by PHI Air Medical, is officially providing services in the Evansville community and is now the largest air medical provider in Indiana.
The public is invited to an Open House from 11am – 2pm on November 15, to learn more about the services offered, meet the staff, and to see the new St. Vincent StatFlight branded Airbus EC 135 helicopter, which will be on display. The helicopter is equipped with state-of-the-art, industry leading technology and equipment, such night vision goggles, Helicopter Traffic Awareness Warning System, Auto Pilot and will be capable of flying with IFR (Instrument Flying Rules) technology in the coming months. Additionally, the new base will carry life-saving blood products and will be capable of transporting specialty patients that require an intra-aortic balloon pump or ventricular assist device.
St. Vincent partnered with PHI Air Medical in 2010 to form the St. Vincent StatFlight program, which is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Medical Transport Services (CAMTS). Other locations for StatFlight include Anderson, Greencastle, West Lafayette, Rushville and Seymour, Indiana.
For more information about services provided by St. Vincent StatFlight call 800-426-0911 or visit www.stvincent.org/evansville.
About St. Vincent
In Indiana, Ascension’s St. Vincent operates 20 hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices and clinics that cover a 57-county area and employ more than 15,000 associates. Across the state, St. Vincent provided more than $266 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Serving Indiana for 136 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Visit www.stvincent.org.
PHI Air Medical is a leader in air medical transport, providing critical care and support for many of the nation’s leading health care organizations and in communities across the US. PHI Air Medical pilots have recorded over eleven million flight hours, in virtually every type of helicopter and terrain known. The Air Medical fleet consists of proven aircraft outfitted with medical interiors conducive to providing sustained emergent care for air medical transports and most PHI Air Medical programs operate at or above Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) standards. PHI Air Medical headquarters are located in Phoenix, Arizona.