TraumaOne claims the record for the largest patient transported by an EMS helicopter - 880 pounds (not a mis-print), and the BK-117 was still able to carry all equipment and crew on the flight. The flight crew consists of a nurse and paramedic, and attending physicians as needed. Chief Flight Nurse is Lorraine Vukich, RN, Medical Director is Raymond Alexander, MD, and Program Director is Jim Akers. -University Hospital of Jacksonville
rapid advanced life support and critical care transport for the regions of central and southern Idaho, northern Nevada and eastern Oregon. Medical teams are composed of a flight nurse, flight paramedic and EMS pilot. Michael McGrane, RN, is program coordinator and William Doyle, MD, is the medical director for Life Flight. The service is the second in Idaho. Flight operations are provided by Idaho Helicopters of Boise. --St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
"SMART" FUEL MANAG EM ENT
BORGESS ACQUIRES DAUPHIN 2
BK-117 DEBUTS IN ERIE
In April, after successfully operating an Aerospatiale AStar for 15 months, Borgess Inflight Medical Service of Kalamazoo, Michigan upgraded to a 365N Dauphin 2 helicopter. The ship utilizes a flexible EMS interior produced by Heli-Dyne Systems, Inc, designed as a cooperative effort with Aerospatiale and Borgess. With a rapidly expanding service area encompassing entire western Michigan, the service required a fast helicopter with extended range capability. The Dauphin 2 has a cruising speed in excess of 150 kts and a range of over 500 miles. -Aerospatiale Helicopter Corporation
U.S. Jet Aviation of Washington, D.C. has begun operating LifeStar, a BK-117 helicopter for Emergycare Inc. in Erie, Pennsylvania. Emergycare provides medical personnel and administers the program in behalf of Hamot Medical Center and Saint Vincent Health Center, both of Erie. The service will provide helicopter transport for northwestern Pennsylvania, southwestern New York and northeastern Ohio. In its first 24 hours of operation, LifeStar transported three patients who were critically injured in motor vehicle accidents. - U . S . Jet Aviation
Personnel File CYBERSTAR APPOINTMENTS
SAINT ALPHONSUS BEGINS SERVICE On May 15th, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center initiated Life Flight aeromedical transport service in Boise, Idaho. Life Flight utilizes a medicallyconfigured Bell LongRanger to provide
Cyberstar, Inc., the manufacturer of the Model 901 Turbine Engine Monitor, announced the appointment of four people to new positions. Jim Thomas has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, promoted from Production Manager. Steven Rossiter has rejoined Cyberstar as Marketing Manager, having been with the company in 1984 as a Sales/Service Engineer. H. "Hop" Collin has joined the company as Pacific Division Sales Manager. And George Thomas was appointed Southeastern Division Sales Manager.
II Morrow, Inc. of Salem, OR and Shadlin Co., Inc. of Minneapolis, MN recently announced the introduction of a Smart Fuel Management System. The new system consists of a Digiflo fuel metering unit which uses information from the II Morrow Apollo Loran C receiver to provide a dynamic display of fuel consumption, fuel required to reach destination, reserve fuel, fuel endurance in hours and minutes, and fuel specifics such as nm/gal or nm/lb. For more information, contact II Morrow, Inc. at 503-581-8101 or Shadin Co. at 1-800-328-0584. - I I Morrow, Inc.
24-HOUR FUELING CENTER On-the-spot fast fueling of emergency helicopters with the economy and flexibility of self-service is provided by Sparling Corporation's In-The-Plane Fueling center. The system provides fuel pumping, filtering and measuring a precise fuel load. Fuel vendor transport off-loads into the storage tank through a fuel-water separator. Flow to the aircraft is through the same filtering system. A water monitor outboard makes positive shutdown when sludge or entrained water is detected. Features include flow rates from 25 to 300 gpm, a lockable, reinforced fiberglass enclosure, and a multitude of options. The unit arrives skid-mounted, prepiped, prewired and flow tested. For more information, contact Micki Harding at MSM Industrial Advertising, 313-623-9518 or the Sparling Corporation, 313-838-4400. - M S M Industrial Advertising HOSPITAL AVIATION, JUNE 1986