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LifeLine critical care transportation expands to Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — In a continuing effort to provide critical care transport services to communities throughout Indiana, and to better align with Clarian Health regionally, LifeLine Critical Care Transport has expanded service to include Lafayette as of July 1.

Lifeline Critical Care Transport Helicopter

LifeLine provides patients rapid access to comprehensive critical and emergency care, and is the only hospital-based transport service affiliated with Methodist Hospital, the largest Level I Trauma Center in the state, and Riley Hospital for Children, the region’s only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center.

LifeLine’s Lafayette base, which will operate 24-hours a day, provides accessibility to critical care transport for Lafayette and surrounding communities, and enables Clarian Arnett Health to serve as regional center for critical care and patient needs in west central Indiana.

LifeLine provides patients rapid access to comprehensive critical and emergency care, and is the only hospital-based transport service affiliated with Methodist Hospital, the largest Level I Trauma Center in the state, and Riley Hospital for Children, the region’s only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center.

LifeLine offers six bases in Indianapolis, Lafayette, Muncie, Columbus, Kokomo and Terre Haute.

Each air transport team is comprised of a pilot, nurse, and a flight paramedic or respiratory therapist, depending on the needs of the patient being transported. It is the only air medical transport team in Indiana to have this type of medical expertise on each flight.

LifeLine transports patients with traumatic, cardiac, neurological and medical needs, and performs more than 1,500 flights annually. LifeLine also specializes in ventricular assist device (VAD), balloon pump and neonatal transports.

“With the addition of LifeLine air and ground transport services to Clarian Arnett Hospital, we are better positioned to serve as a regional hub for health care delivery in west central Indiana” said Al Gatmaitan, president and CEO, Clarian Arnett Health.

“With six LifeLine bases across the state and the addition of regional hospital centers, we are able to provide much quicker response times and transports, ultimately providing superior patient care to a larger number of people throughout Indiana and beyond,” said Daniel F. Evans, Jr., president and CEO, Clarian Health. “Patients and communities throughout the state deserve access to the best and safest air medical transport teams, which is why it’s important for LifeLine to expand its reach.”

Owned by Clarian Health, LifeLine has been providing lifesaving care and service to the central Indiana community for 30 years, including more than 33,000 air ambulance flights. With more than 100 employees, LifeLine is currently the largest patient transport program in Indiana and is the only program capable of providing helicopter, fixed wing and ground ambulance service for all patients.

In addition to being a leading medical transport service, LifeLine staff are actively involved in central Indiana community activities, including training and education programs, and performing mock scenes for area high school students to prevent drinking and driving during prom and graduation season.

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