LifeFlight of Maine in a COVID-19 world: Part One (WABI)
(WABI) BANGOR, Maine — Throughout the pandemic, we have seen what it’s like for nurses and doctors working in COVID units.
Nearing the end of the year, our health care system continues to be spread thin.
One non-profit organization playing a critical role in helping treat COVID-19 patients is LifeFlight of Maine.
Since 1998, LifeFlight of Maine has been providing care to more than 30,000 patients.
They’re an integrated medical transport system that serves the entire state with their ground ambulances, helicopters, and fixed wing aircraft.
In 2020, when the pandemic hit, they like, so many other health organizations, had to adapt to being able to care for COVID positive patients, on top of their other patients requiring emergency care.
On March 17th, 2020, they transported their first known COVID-19 patient.