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Boston MedFlight to Expand Services with New Base in Mansfield, Mass.

January 29, 2018 BEDFORD, Mass. – Boston MedFlight, a nonprofit critical care transport service, has announced plans to expand its medical helicopter service from a new base in Mansfield to better serve patients in the region, particularly on the South Coast, Cape Cod and Islands.

Boston MedFlight, with bases currently located at airports in Bedford, Lawrence, and Plymouth, is scheduled to begin operations from Mansfield Municipal Airport in March 2018. The new base of operations will address the critical care transport needs of patients across southeastern Massachusetts and further improve emergency response times to the region.

“We have seen increased demand for our services, and by opening this base we are continuing to strive to better serve the most critically ill and injured patients in the region,” said Maura Hughes, CEO of Boston MedFlight. “The Mansfield base will facilitate faster response times, particularly in more diffuse areas such as the Cape, Islands, and South Coast, which will further improve patient care.”

Boston MedFlight’s new base has received approval from the Town of Mansfield’s Airport Commission. “We are proud to announce the arrival of Boston MedFlight to Mansfield Municipal Airport in March 2018. This arrival will provide a resource for emergency medical transportation to Mansfield as well as surrounding towns and communities. This new venture by Boston MedFlight is a positive to the community” said Bob Welch, Mansfield Municipal Airport Manager.

During the organization’s 32-year history, the growth of its helicopter service, the creation of its ground critical care and airplane services, and the development of its communications and medical simulation centers have made Boston MedFlight an integral part of the region’s health care delivery system.

About Boston MedFlight Boston MedFlight is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1985 and partners with a consortium of leading medical centers including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. Boston MedFlight provides critical care medical transport to the region’s most severely ill and injured patients with its fleet of helicopters, airplane and ground vehicles, all of which are outfitted with state of the art medical equipment and serve as mobile intensive care units. With highly trained critical care nurses and critical care paramedics, Boston MedFlight transports adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients with a very diverse range of diagnoses, including medical, trauma, neurological, respiratory, cardiac, and obstetrical concerns. Each year, Boston MedFlight completes over 4,100 patient transports and provides over $4.2 million in free and unreimbursed care to patients in need.  

To learn more about the organization’s patient care, please click on this video link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzDcCZHiBQA
                                                                       
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Media Contact

Kate Teague
Corporate Communications Coordinator
Boston MedFlight
1727 Robins Street, Hangar 1727
Hanscom Air Force Base
Bedford, MA 01730
Phone: 781-863-2213