Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford will host a ribbon-cutting and blessing ceremony for the new Ascension Saint Thomas StatFlight-branded BELL 407GXi helicopter.
Each crew will consist of an Air Evac pilot, nurse, and paramedic with extensive field experience. The crew will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to transport critically ill and injured patients to the most appropriate Middle Tennessee facilities.
StatFlight will service a 70-to-100-mile radius from Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford on Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro, TN and greatly reduce transport times to definitive care.
The helicopter will be unveiled this Friday at 4PM Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford.
About Ascension Saint Thomas
In Tennessee, Ascension Saint Thomas operates nearly a dozen hospital campuses, in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities that cover a 68-county area and employ more than 10,000 associates. Across the state, Ascension Saint Thomas provided more than $154 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2021. Serving Tennessee for 20 years, Ascension is a faith-based health care organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.
About Air Evac Lifeteam
Air Evac Lifeteam is the nation’s leading provider of helicopter air ambulance services. Crews consisting of a pilot, a flight nurse and a flight paramedic, are on duty 7 days a week to respond to the scene of a medical emergency or transport patients between medical facilities. The company operates more than 150 air medical bases across 18 states. For more information, please visit Lifeteam.net. Air Evac Lifeteam is part of the Global Medical Response family of companies. Global Medical Response, Inc. is the industry-leading air, ground, specialty and residential fire services, and managed medical transportation organization. With more than 38,000 employees, GMR delivers compassionate, quality medical care, primarily in the areas of emergency and patient relocation services in the United States and around the world. For more information, visit www.globalmedicalresponse.com.