Milestone: Boston MedFlight’s 75,000 Patient Transports

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Boston MedFlight, the 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization that delivers critical care medical transport to patients in need by air and ground, has announced that it recently provided transport to its 75,000 patient since its founding in 1985. This is a significant milestone for the region’s primary provider of critical care transport that area residents and visitors depend on.

Editor’s Note: Boston MedFlight is a Bedford business, based at L.G.Hanscom Field. Their state-of-the-art headquarters opened in Hangar 1727 in November 2018. Click this link to learn more, or this link to read about a visit by Bedford Cub Scouts.

“We have an exceptional team of men and women who have dedicated themselves to the Boston MedFlight mission,” said Maura Hughes, CEO of Boston MedFlight. “We are proud of them for helping achieve this milestone. Each of these patients has been someone’s parent, sibling, child, relative or friend, and so the number of lives our work has touched is immeasurable.  We look ahead to the future and remain focused on providing excellent, compassionate care to each individual patient.”

Boston MedFlight transports more than 4,600 patients annually, including the most critically ill and injured infants, children and adults – an average of more than twelve patients every day. As a nonprofit, the organization provides over $4 million in free and unreimbursed care to patients in need with little or no medical insurance.

During its 34-year history, Boston MedFlight has become an integral part of New England’s healthcare delivery system and a community resource for training of local healthcare professionals and first responders.

About Boston MedFlight

Boston MedFlight is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1985, and partners with a consortium of leading medical centers including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center.

Boston MedFlight provides critical care medical transport to the region’s most severely ill and injured patients with its fleet of helicopters, airplane and ground vehicles, all of which are outfitted with state of the art medical equipment and serve as mobile intensive care units with highly trained critical care nurses and critical care paramedics. For more information, visit www.bostonmedflight.org