It was sunny and unseasonably warm for a Saturday morning in February when LifeFlight landed a helicopter on campus at Bates College. When flight paramedic and Bates alumna Jillian Sheltra (class of 2019) stepped out of the aircraft, more than one hundred students, faculty, staff, first responders, and members of the community cheered. Bates invited […]
Click here to download the press release. LifeFlight of Maine has launched a significant new initiative to bolster its relationships with hospitals, first responders, emergency medical services (EMS), 911 centers, and other stakeholders that rely on LifeFlight to deliver critical care quickly and reliably for patients facing a life-threatening medical emergency. “At LifeFlight of Maine, […]
“It’s time to go. The heart is good,” Eric Brasier needed get to Boston for surgery, and quickly.
“It was a feeling of relief that someone just knows what to do, especially in a rural area.” – Christina Dolan
“I don’t have any memories from Pen Bay or the ICU at Maine Medical Center, but I do have a memory of a helicopter noise.” – Cathy Lake
“We got a call from Boston Children’s that they had a liver for me, and I needed to go immediately.” – Phoebe Root
“We’re doing really well now. It’s easy to forget what everybody on that helicopter flight had to do.” – Chris Lirakis
Don Miller was at his camp 40 miles west of Ashland when he developed a brain bleed. LifeFlight flew Don from Presque Isle to Bangor for emergency surgery.
“Sometimes we’re called for the unique medical capabilities that we bring and sometimes we’re called for speed.” – Veronica Marzonie, LifeFlight nurse
“In EMS, we make a promise,” says LifeFlight of Maine CEO Joe Kellner. “When you call us, we will come.”