St. Vincent StatFlight Expands Coverage to Evansville

first_imgWill Become Largest Air Medical Provider in Indiana This week, St. Vincent officials announced that effective November 1, 2017, St. Vincent StatFlight, operated by PHI Air Medical, will become the largest air medical provider in Indiana with the addition of the program’s sixth base in Evansville. The new St. Vincent StatFlight base will replace the existing St. Vincent LifeFlight program that has been in service for more than 35 years. St. Vincent is part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system.“We are proud of our continued partnership with St. Vincent to help provide the citizens of Indiana with this critical, life-saving air medical service,” explained Sean O’Neal, Regional Director for PHI Air Medical. “With this expansion in services, we look forward to serving the communities in central Indiana and now the Tri-State area in southern Indiana.”St. Vincent partnered with PHI Air Medical in 2010 to form the St. Vincent StatFlight program, which is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Medical Transport Services (CAMTS). Other locations for StatFlight include Anderson, Greencastle, West Lafayette, Rushville and Seymour, Indiana.Due to the outstanding clinical quality from the Evansville LifeFlight team, many of these employees will transition to become St. Vincent StatFlight staff. It is expected that approximately 90 people, comprised of pilots, mechanics, nurses, paramedics and communication specialists across state will now be a part of St. Vincent StatFlight.“We are grateful for the outstanding work that the LifeFlight program has provided to this community for the last 35 years,” said Dan Parod, President, St. Vincent, Southwest Region. “As we begin to take the next step in enhancing our air medical service we want the communities we serve to be assured that they will continue to have access to this vital service.”About St. VincentIn Indiana, Ascension’s St. Vincent operates 20 hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices and clinics that cover a 57-county area and employ more than 15,000 associates. Across the state, St. Vincent provided more than $266 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Serving Indiana for 136 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Visit www.stvincent.org and www.stvincent.org/evansville. About PHIPHI Air Medical is a leader in air medical transport, providing critical care and support for many of the nation’s leading health care organizations and in communities across the US. PHI Air Medical pilots have recorded over eleven million flight hours, in virtually every type of helicopter and terrain known. The Air Medical fleet consists of proven aircraft outfitted with medical interiors conducive to providing sustained emergent care for air medical transports and most PHI Air Medical programs operate at or above Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) standards. PHI Air Medical headquarters are located in Phoenix, Arizona. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Rape reported to NDSP

first_imgUpdated June 25A rape was reported to Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) on May 17, according to Monday’s NDSP crime log. The alleged rape occurred in the library parking lot between March 1 and March 8, according to an updated entry in Thursday’s crime log.The report was later classified as ”Unfounded” according to an updated crime log on June 22. University spokesperson Dennis Brown said among all criminal cases reported to NDSP in 2017, less than 1 percent were determined to be unfounded.Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault are available online from NDSP and the Title IX office.Tags: library lot, rape, sexual assaultlast_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week: Dex

first_imgFacebook64Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Dex! He is a 2-year-old, freckle-faced cutie-pie, Cattle Dog mix in search of a forever and loving home where he can have a good and happy life. Someone trimmed his ears and tail to make me look tough, but he is known at the shelter as a super nice boy, and volunteer favorite. Because he is so smart and energetic, he loves to learn new things and play. He would do very well with an active family, agility, woodsy hikes or beach-fetch and sniffing. Doesn’t he look spiffy in his baseball themed bandanna? He would also be willing to plop on his back in your lap for belly rubs. oys are his thing, and playing fetch is his favorite! If you have a securely-fenced yard and loving time to share, Dex promises to give you an endless supply of happy-faced tail-wiggles and a lifetime of devotion. Check out his starring video to see him in action practicing his skills here. If you have further questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet Dex in person, please contact the adoption team at Shelton Adopt-a-Pet. Emails are the preferred method of communication.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email [email protected] or call 360-432-3091.last_img read more