Yesterday, 9:00 PM ET
LIFE FORCE Air Medical announced on Monday that it plans to add a sixth helicopter to its fleet of air ambulances in August. The new helicopter, operated by Med-Trans Corporation, will be based in Andrews, North Carolina at the Western Carolina Regional Airport outside of Murphy, North Carolina. Erlanger Health System also announced that they have signed a letter of intent with Murphy Medical Center.
The additional aircraft is expected to begin accepting patient flights on August 15, 2017 and the letter of intent is in response to an advanced relationship that is being discussed between Erlanger Health System and Murphy Medical Center. The due diligence process required by the letter of intent should take both organizations approximately 90 days to complete with the goal of reaching a definitive agreement on the future relationship by September-October time frame.
To read the full announcement details, visit www.lifeforceairmed.com/lf6
June 23, 2:16 PM ET
LIFE FORCE Air Medical is proud to announce Karen Mulvaney, flight nurse, is the new base manager at LIFE FORCE 1 in Cleveland, Tenn. Karen has been a member of the LIFE FORCE team for almost five years. She has worked in various critical care and flight nursing positions throughout her 29 year nursing career. Karen earned her BS from Northeastern University and holds an MBA in Healthcare Management. Congratulations, Karen!
June 22, 3:17 PM ET
We've been keeping a close eye on the weather and have made the decision to reschedule tomorrow's annual Erlanger LIFE FORCE Trauma Care Classic for Friday, September 8, 2017. If you have already signed up and the new date won't work for you or your team, please contact Ray.Cadwallader@erlanger.org and we will work to get you a refund. Thank you for your continued support of our program and we look forward to seeing everyone in September!
June 15, 6:07 PM ET
This morning, LIFE FORCE welcomed a special visitor back to Erlanger. 17 years ago, Lindsey Thomas was transported from Blairsville after slipping out of her mom's car while it was moving and was pinned under the tire.
Now a nursing student interested in pediatrics, she met the folks from LIFE FORCE and Erlanger Children's who helped save her life so many years ago. See the full story tonight on WTVC-TV NewsChannel 9 News at 6:00 PM.
Interested in sharing your LIFE FORCE story with our crews or even in future social media posts? Visit lifeforceairmed.com/yourstory and use the secure form to contact us -- we love hearing from former patients!
June 14, 1:00 PM ET
LIFE FORCE's annual golf tournament is next Friday at The Bear Trace and we have three team spots left! Sign up today at lifeforceairmed.com/golf
June 8, 2:38 PM ET
Today, the Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine students stopped by the hangar to check out LF3 and to tour EROC. These students are seniors in high school or starting college and have spent this week shadowing physicians and learning many aspects of medicine. Thanks to the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society for including our program in their curriculum!
June 6, 5:52 PM ET
LIFE FORCE is now accepting applications for flight nurses and flight paramedics, full time, part time, and PRN. To see the list qualifications, openings, and to apply, visit www.erlangercareers.org and search via keyword 'flight'. Share and tag anyone you know who might be interested in joining our crew.
If you want to advance your career as a critical care transport professional while working for a program that focuses on bringing as many aspects of a tertiary care center to the patient's side as possible, while also working for an organization that focuses on providing superior patient care and advancing transport medicine, then LIFE FORCE Air Medical, one of the nation's most clinically advanced programs, encourages qualified paramedics and registered nurses to submit your resume.
To learn about the full interview process, visit www.lifeforceairmed.com/careers
May 29, 10:00 AM ET
Today, on Memorial Day, let's take a moment to remember and honor the ultimate sacrifice that so many have made for our Country. The sacrifices of all those who have served should not, and will not, be forgotten.
May 25, 11:57 AM ET
On Tuesday, more than 120 individuals attended the inaugural Call of the Year Awards. Each of our LIFE FORCE bases submitted calls for Medical, Trauma, and Pediatric Call of the Year to recognize those first responders that we work side-by-side with every day. Responders to the Woodmore accident were also recognized and the Erlanger Regional Operations Center (EROC) was dedicated in memory of Dr. James Creel.
Congratulations to those who were recognized and we thank you all for what you do, every day for our communities. Read the full story at: lifeforceairmed.com/awards