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Flight For Life® is the nation's first and still one of the finest, air medical transport programs. Founded by St. Anthony Hospital in 1972 with a single Alouette III helicopter, Flight For Life® was the first hospital-based air ambulance program in the United States and has served as the model for more than 300 flight programs worldwide. It has grown to be a regional air medical and critical care transport program responding to nine states in the Rocky Mountain region.
Flight For Life® operates out of Denver, Frisco, Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Durango to transport patients to the most appropriate hospital, operating within the Colorado trauma system rules for trauma patients. Our transport capabilities include the specialty areas of neonatal, high-risk obstetrical, intraaortic balloon pump and mountain rescue transports.
Flight For Life® Colorado provides critical care transport with five helicopters, three ambulances and three airplanes operating within a 120-mile radius of five Colorado operations bases (St. Anthony Hospital, St. Francis Medical Center, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, Mercy Regional Medical Center). Equipped with the industry's leading technology and an experienced team, Flight For Life® transports patients across several states in the Rocky Mountain Region. We also assist search and rescue agencies with specialized services, including aerial search support and our Avalanche Deployment Program.
Flight For Life® transports patients to the most appropriate medical facility, regardless of affiliation, and can be requested by any physician, pre-hospital agency, fire department, law enforcement agency, ski patrol or search and rescue group. When a patient is in need of emergency transport, Flight For Life® responds regardless of the patient's ability to pay. Because of this, and the high costs of our aviation services, our operating expenses are high. We depend on corporate and private donations to support our capital equipment needs.
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