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St. Mary-Corwin is home to Life Guard 4, one of five home-base locations for Centura Health's Flight For Life® Colorado. This critical care transport system includes five helicopters, three ambulances and two airplanes, which transport patients to the most appropriate hospital within Colorado. Since 1972, the Flight For Life® Colorado team has grown into a comprehensive air medical service that assists in aerial searches and avalanche rescue programs. Spanning nine states in the Rocky Mountain Region, Flight For Life® Colorado specializes in neonatal, high-risk obstetrical, intra-aortic balloon pump and mountain rescue transports.
Should it be necessary, Flight For Life® Colorado is here to serve our patients. Learn more about how
Flight For Life® Colorado plays a critical role in our team.
Flight For Life crew members are available to participate in case reviews at the referring agency at the facility's request. The flight crew is very active in taking education on the road to the EMS community and rural health care facilities throughout southern Colorado. For more information on scheduling outreach efforts, please call Lifeguard 4's crew headquarters at 719-557-4232.
History of Flight For Life
Flight For Life was the first civilian, hospital-based emergency medical helicopter in the United States. It was founded in 1972 at St. Anthony Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Over 300 flight programs around the country and around the world have since been modeled on this concept. Available twenty-four hours a day, Flight For Life may be requested by any physician, ambulance service, fire department, law enforcement agency, ski patrol, or search and rescue group. A patient's ability to pay is never questioned when urgent transport is needed.
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