Baptist LifeFlight was selected number one in both the referring and receiving sectors, and Kevin Stanhope, Baptist LifeFlight program director is thrilled with the results. This is the first time LifeFlight had participated in the survey, and the unit scored in the top 99 percentile in both categories.
Baptist LifeFlight has been in operation since 1977, and is the third oldest hospital-based air ambulance program in the United States . For the past 25 years, Baptist LifeFlight and its nurse/paramedic team have provided rapid medical transport for patients within a 100-mile radius of Baptist Hospital.
In 2002, Baptist LifeFlight’s AS355 Twinstar helicopter will transport approximately 900 northwest Florida and south Alabama patients. Seventy percent of its flights are projected to be scene transports and 30 percent inter-hospital transfers.
On a related note, Baptist Health Care was rated as the 10th best place to work in the United States according to Fortune Magazine in 2002.