Boston MedFlight Adds Jet to Fleet of Critical Care Transport VehiclesJune 26, 2023 Cessna Citation CJ4 In Service - Expands Capabilities to and from Longer Distances
Boston MedFlight has added a Cessna Citation CJ4 twin engine jet to transport critically ill or injured patients. The medically equipped aircraft is now in service for critical care transport to patients from longer distances.
The aircraft expands an existing fleet of critical care transport vehicles – which includes five twin engine Airbus H145 helicopters and eight critical care ground ambulances. The CJ4 has a range of 1,500+ miles, a cruising speed of 460 mph and additional room to carry a family member or escort.
“We are excited to have the CJ4 in service,” said Maura Hughes, CEO of Boston MedFlight. “While the majority of Boston MedFlight patient transports are done by helicopter and critical care ground ambulance, having an airplane asset represents an essential resource to expand our capabilities to and from longer distance hospitals and when weather conditions dictate.”
During our history as a nonprofit organization, Boston MedFlight has become an integral part of New England’s healthcare delivery system, as well as a community resource for training of local healthcare professionals and first responders. And in line with its nonprofit mission, Boston MedFlight cares for patients without regard for their insurance status or ability to pay, providing over $7 million in free and unreimbursed care annually to patients in need who have little or no insurance.
About Boston MedFlight -
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.
The nonprofit organization 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, in addition to all community hospitals and first responders.
For more information, visit www.bostonmedflight.org