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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.

Public Notice of Virtual Community Engagement Workshop

Release Date: 10/14/2020 12:00:00 AM LifeFlight of Maine, recognized nationally and internationally for safety, quality and innovation, is engaged in a comprehensive private/public project to improve aviation medicine through the establishment of performance-based navigation instrument flight routes. These routes will join communities with major medical centers. The first route structure currently being developed will connect […]

LifeFlight welcomes new aircraft as part of a fleet upgrade and standardization project

Release Date: 4/1/2021 12:00:00 AM LifeFlight recently purchased two new, state-of-the-art helicopters to transport critically ill and injured patients in Maine. The Agusta 109 SP model aircraft have a greater weight carrying capacity, more workspace for patient care, and can fly faster than our older aircraft. The new helicopters, tail numbers N901LF and N901XM, are […]

LifeFlight Foundation Announces New Executive Director

Release Date: 10/6/2020 12:00:00 AM Founder Thomas Judge to remain as Executive Director of LifeFlight of Maine The LifeFlight Foundation has selected Maine native Kate O’Halloran to serve as its new executive director.  Thomas Judge, founder of LifeFlight of Maine and the LifeFlight Foundation, has served as the Foundation’s executive director since 2003 and will […]

Bean Match Campaign Results in $3 Million for LifeFlight Aircraft

BEAN MATCH CAMPAIGN RESULTS IN $3 MILLION FOR LIFEFLIGHT Release Date: 3/17/2020 12:00:00 AMLifeFlight of Maine is pleased to announce that the 2019 Linda and Diana Bean fundraising challenge match was an unqualified success, reaching its $1.5 million goal much earlier than expected, thanks to an outpouring of gifts made by hundreds of donors – […]

LifeFlight of Maine Earns High Marks During Re-Accreditation Process

Release Date: 11/22/2019 12:00:00 AM LifeFlight of Maine recently learned that the organization has received full re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). After months of preparation, LifeFlight of Maine was visited by a CAMTS site surveyor in September for a comprehensive, two-day evaluation of all aspects of the organization. During […]

LifeFlight’s Thomas Judge Recognized for His Longtime Dedication to Emergency Medical Care in Maine and Beyond

Release Date: 11/13/2019 12:00:00 AM LifeFlight of Maine’s founding Executive Director, Thomas Judge, was recently recognized by Atlantic Partners EMS with a Hall of Fame award. The award honored Tom’s decades of service to the field of emergency medical services and the state of Maine. In the formal presentation, APEMS began, “A practicing paramedic, Tom […]

Public Notice of Accreditation

Release Date: 9/2/2019 12:00:00 AM The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems will conduct an accreditation site visit of: LifeFlight of Maine on September 30 and October 1, 2019  The purpose of the site visit will be to evaluate the program’s compliance with nationally established medical transport standards. The site visit results will be used to […]