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At capacity: Some of the most critical Maine patients flown across state lines for care (WGME)

A jump in COVID hospitalizations in Maine is just adding to the existing strain on hospitals. With a lack of available beds, LifeFlight of Maine is flying patients out of state, sometimes as far away as Connecticut. The service is called in for some of the most critical patients to transfer them to hospitals across the state.

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 […]

September 2021 COVID Update

Dear Friends— The days fly by and summer is rapidly turning to fall in Maine. In our last update, we hoped to have the pandemic in the rearview mirror. Sadly, that has not happened in Maine, or across the country and world. With apologies for length, here is the current situation. In April 2020, we […]

July 2021 COVID Update

Dear Friends— We hope this finds you all healthy and renewed from the 4th of July holiday weekend. Maine has opened up and it is so good to see an energized economy and the state of emergency lifted. Much has changed and continues to change with COVID as we continue to turn the corner to subduing […]

June 2021 COVID Update

Dear Friends – The days fly by. Summer arrives with the somber Memorial Holiday and after weeks of needing rain it arrived all at once with a good dose of cold to boot. The streets outside our office in Camden are busy and it is good to see people’s faces after a long year. We […]

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 […]

March 2021 COVID Update

Dear Friends, Despite the snow that fell over the weekend, spring has arrived, or at least the first warm days that forecast spring. As we crossed the equinox we are looking forward after a long and difficult year. We transported our first COVID-19 patient on March 17, 2020 and Governor Mills issued the first state […]

February 2021 COVID Update

Dear Friends, With yesterday’s snow it finally seems to be winter in Maine. Yesterday was also the first anniversary of the death of Dr. Li Wenliang, the physician in China who first alerted the science community about a potentially new dangerous virus before being silenced and then succumbing to the disease he was treating, and […]

December 2020 COVID Update

Dear Friends, We are now nine months into the marathon. I am not sure what I really imagined about this journey that began on March 13th. We can all look back. I was in D.C. running an FAA/Industry US Helicopter Safety Team Infrastructure Summit which we took virtual overnight before returning to Maine.  In the months since, we have learned […]