Dispatches – 25th Anniversary Issue

front page of the Bangor Daily News, April 7, 1998

from LifeFlight of Maine

October 2023

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Dispatches – 25th Anniversary Issue

These stories appeared in our 25th Anniversary issue of Dispatches, a publication of The LifeFlight Foundation,

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Archival image of Lifeflight crew on a mission

Then and Now: 1998-2023

by Tom Judge

We started LifeFlight with a vision, a set of design principles, and a simple sheet of instructions…

The instructions were short and to the point on a white sheet of paper: never compromise safety, build a world-class system, and operate economically. With initial funding from Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (now Northern Light Health) and Central Maine Healthcare, we built a world-class air medical system to support Maine’s emergency medical services (EMS) and hospitals.

Read on…

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