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Vanderbilt LifeFlight, first responders, honored with ‘Star of Life’ awards

May. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt LifeFlight and its emergency service partners were recently honored with two awards as part of the Children’s Emergency Care Alliance annual Star of Life awards ceremony.

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LifeFlight moves fixed-wing air ambulance base to Lebanon

Mar. 9, 2022—Vanderbilt LifeFlight has moved its fixed-wing air ambulance from the Nashville International Airport to the Lebanon Municipal Airport.

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VUMC treats influx of trauma victims from Kentucky and Tennessee tornadoes

Dec. 13, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has treated 28 patients injured from the tornado outbreak that struck Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky overnight on Friday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 11. As reports from Kentucky detailed the severity of the storms, VUMC increased staffing and prepared space in ICU areas to care for incoming patients. Through...

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Dean, Price named to LifeFlight leadership roles

Sep. 1, 2021—Two industry veterans with clinical and operational expertise in patient transport have been named to top leadership positions at Vanderbilt LifeFlight.

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Ground versus air to transport stroke patients studied

Jul. 29, 2021—For patients in need of acute ischemic stroke treatment, air transport to Vanderbilt University Medical Center is apt to be quicker than ground transport for interhospital transfers of 40 miles or more and for direct-from-scene transfers of 28 miles or more.

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Grand Prix preview

Jul. 20, 2021—Four-time and reigning Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves (wearing blue shirt) visited VUMC’s LifeFlight last week to visit emergency responders.

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight expands ground ambulance service to Tullahoma

Mar. 1, 2021—Vanderbilt LifeFlight is expanding its ground ambulance advanced life support (ALS) transport capability to Coffee County, Tennessee, and will be adding a base of operations in Tullahoma, along with two ground ambulances.

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight sees large increase in Covid-19 transports

Dec. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt LifeFlight has transported more than 220 Covid-19 patients since the pandemic started with the numbers rising dramatically in the last few weeks.

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LifeFlight named air medical program of the year

Dec. 2, 2020—Vanderbilt LifeFlight has been named the air medical program of the year by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS).

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Yeatman named interim chief nursing officer for VWCH

Aug. 6, 2020—Jeanne Yeatman, MBA, MOM, RN, CMTE, EMT, associate nursing officer and executive director of Vanderbilt LifeFlight, has been named interim chief nursing officer of Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH).

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LifeFlight adds NPs, physicians to expand flight crew

Jul. 22, 2020—Patients treated and transported by Vanderbilt LifeFlight are now receiving a higher level of care thanks to the credentialing of more than 20 flight nurses as nurse practitioners and the addition of a flight physician at several LifeFlight bases.

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LifeFlight Transport coordination center established at Patient Flow Center

Apr. 16, 2020—Vanderbilt LifeFlight has established a new presence within Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Patient Flow Center (PFC) in Green Hills to help round out a multi-disciplinary group of staff that manage transfers into and out of Vanderbilt’s hospitals, clinics and out-patient facilities.

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