Dispatches – 25th Anniversary Issue
from LifeFlight of Maine
These stories appeared in our 25th Anniversary issue of Dispatches, a publication of The LifeFlight Foundation,
Click here to download this issue as a pdf.
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.