OSF Life Flight Celebrates New Hangar in Bloomington
OSF HealthCare, along with many community leaders, officially welcomed OSF Life Flight to its new hangar at Central Illinois Regional Airport (CIRA) in Bloomington with a ribbon cutting and blessing on Thursday, September 9.
The new hangar provides a permanent space for an OSF Life Flight helicopter in Bloomington, providing patients in OSF HealthCare’s eastern region and beyond quicker access to definitive care when minutes truly make a difference.
The OSF Life Flight program is a 24/7 operation with a team consisting of pilots, flight nurses, flight paramedics, flight communication specialists, mechanics and other support personnel.
OSF Life Flight has been serving Illinois since June 1984. OSF Life Flight has led the way in air ambulance service in the Midwest and continues to be one of the premier flight programs in the U.S.
The 24-hour medical air ambulance logs more than 1,800 flights annually with its four American Eurocopter EC 145 helicopters, regarded as one of the top models available for air medical ambulance utilization.
An OSF Life Flight may be requested by physicians, hospital personnel, emergency medical services, fire personnel, police, emergency management agencies and 911 dispatch centers.