Islesboro Crossing to Help Maine's Tiniest Patients
Now in its third year, the Islesboro Crossing for LifeFlight is scheduled to take place at 7am on Saturday, August 29, 2015. The event kicks off with an athlete and volunteer dinner on Friday evening, August 28, at the Summit at Point Lookout in Lincolnville.
This year’s event (join the conversation at #IX2015) is raising money to purchase an isolette, a special infant carrier designed to maintain a constant ambient temperature and monitor a sick newborn’s vital signs.
Boothbay region provides many avenues of support for LifeFlight
The Boothbay Region Lions Club recently hosted LifeFlight of Maine’s development director, Amy Root, who shared a presentation titled, “Your Flying Hospital.” Since the local hospital closed, area residents rely more heavily on Boothbay Region Ambulance Service and LifeFlight in serious emergencies. The club has supported LifeFlight previously and invited the organization to provide an update on both fundraising efforts and patients served in the area.
Hands-on, high-tech training improves care for Maine’s sickest children
LifeFlight of Maine recently brought its signature Pediatric Patients on the Edge conference to Stephens Memorial Hospital. Led by Eric Gunnoe, MD, pediatric intensivist at Maine Medical Center, this comprehensive training combines classroom lecture with the newest hands-on patient simulation technology to teach emergency physicians, nurses and paramedics the skills they need to provide the best possible care.
Teamwork in wilderness areas saves lives
If you head northwest from Lewiston, and drive nearly all the way to the Canadian border, you’ll find one of Maine’s most unique and isolated communities. Rangeley is well known for its crystal clear lakes, picturesque mountains and bountiful outdoor recreation opportunities.
But when you’re in Rangeley, or any of the 800 square miles of mountains and wilderness covered by Rangeley Fire Rescue and NorthStar Ambulance, you’re in one of the most remote communities in Maine. Sometimes two hours or more away from help, out here locals take responsibility for each other in a way that’s uncommon in less remote areas.