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Allegheny Health Network’s LifeFlight Marks 35th Year
Date:10/21/2013

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 21, 2013

Allegheny Health Network’s LifeFlight air medical transport program, the first service of its kind in the northeastern United States, is marking 35 years of helping critically injured people get life-saving treatment as quickly as possible.

LifeFlight provides regional emergency helicopter and critical care ground transportation services for critically ill and injured patients who need immediate specialized care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To date, LifeFlight has completed more than 70,000 missions, working side-by-side with EMS providers and community hospitals in a four-state area serving western Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland.

“In its 35 years of existence, LifeFlight has set the standard for excellence in the field of critical care transport medicine,” said Medical Director http://www.wpahs.org/find-a-doctor?id='11112867'&name=Peter Martin, MD [P.S. Martin, MD __title__ P.S.Martin, MD]. “I am honored to work with those who pioneered the program and those who continue to make it work so well.”

Starting in 1978 with a single French-made Aloutte helicopter, LifeFlight continued to grow significantly over the years, expanding to its current five-helicopter fleet with regional bases in Washington, Indiana, Butler, and Westmoreland counties.

In 2008, LifeFlight took the significant step of upgrading its fleet with state of the art American Eurocopter EC-145 aircraft. These helicopters are, equipped with some of the most advanced patient care technology,
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