June 11, 2014 (Scottsdale, AZ)
The month of May proved once again to be very busy at Angel MedFlight, with both domestic and international transports up from last year. Our Flight coordinators have done a great job with the increased number of transports to coordinate.
Our pilots and medical crews sure have been seeing a lot of the world. We flew to:
We transported a patient 6,627 miles from Kuwait to Massachusetts and another patient from Hungary to Texas. We’ve seen an increase in international transports and we’re glad that we have the capability to help so many people worldwide. Domestically, we flew in or out of 36 states in May. Florida continues to be the top sending state and Texas the top receiving state for transports. Notably, our youngest patient was only 15 days old and our oldest 98 years old. The major reason for air medical transports in May was oncology related.
Angel MedFlight transports patients with many types of medical issues including, but not limited to, neonatal and pediatric cases, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, status post trauma, transplant recipients, respiratory illness, cancer patients and burn and wound patients.
Angel MedFlight anticipates another busy month in June as summer travel results in a higher number of illnesses and injuries.