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LifeFlight of Maine receives $1 million gift – WABI 5

LifeFlight of Maine is getting ready to celebrate 25 years in 2023. They recently received a key donation that will help them continue to provide the best care to Mainers.

“We’re soon to transport our 35,000 patient,” said Chief Operating Officer, Chuck Hogan. LifeFlight of Maine, the state’s only emergency air ambulance service, is there for Mainers in their worst times.

$1M gift will help LifeFlight of Maine buy specialized medical equipment – MaineBiz

Just weeks after opening three training centers for its airborne first responders, LifeFlight of Maine can now further expand its capabilities through a $1 million gift that will buy specialized medical equipment. The LifeFlight Foundation received the gift to establish its first named, endowed fund, from the Cornelia Cogswell Rossi Foundation. The equipment will be used onboard […]

Midcoast woman to swim in 31 Maine lakes in 31 days to help LifeFlight of Maine – WABI 5

Ali Simonds of Belfast is known as ‘Maine Lakes Mermaid.’
This month she’s attempting to swim a mile in a different lake or pond every day for 31 days as part of the Cross for LifeFlight – a statewide, self-led fundraiser sponsored by LifeFlight of Maine.

LifeFlight of Maine gets new simulation training lab

The lab comes with a human manikin that breathes, talks, and shows lifelike medical symptoms and conditions. BANGOR, Maine — LifeFlight of Maine has opened a new simulation training lab in Bangor, helping first responders better prepare for situations they encounter in the field. The new lab comes with a human manikin that can breath, talk, and […]

Facing rising costs from aviation partner, LifeFlight sets up in-house air operations – Portland Press Herald

LifeFlight, Maine’s only emergency air ambulance provider and a key lifesaving asset for islands and other remote communities across the state, has taken direct control of its aviation operations. The move frees the nonprofit from an aviation services contractor now owned by a venture capital firm that has become notorious for charging patients and their insurers about twice as much as hospital- or nonprofit-owned rivals.

Two children seriously injured in Somerset County snowmobile crash (Sun Journal)

The girls were snowmobiling on a family property off Millay Hill Road when they lost control of their 1988 Ski-Doo and crashed into trees, the Maine Warden Service said. Neither girl was wearing a helmet. The girls were taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, then flown by LifeFlight to Maine Medical Center in Portland with head, chest and back trauma, officials said.