MedFlight was established in April of 1995. MedFlight is made possible by our consortium hospitals including Grant/Riverside Methodist Hospitals (OhioHealth), The Ohio State University Medical Center and Akron General Medical Center. MedFlight also has partnerships with other hospitals including Nationwide Children’s Hospital and other pediatric centers of excellence.
A Revolutionary Network
In 1994, Columbus based Grant Medical Center and Ohio State University Medical Center announced plans to consolidate LifeFlight and SkyMed, the hospitals’ helicopter transport services, into a new entity called MedFlight. At that time, both hospitals worked to create a separate company, keeping in mind that the consolidation would save millions of healthcare dollars annually by eliminating duplication and simplifying access to emergency transportation, while maintaining high-quality care.
In just four short years after it’s inception as a private not-for-profit company in 1995, MedFlight offered Ohio the only complete menu of solely owned and operated critical care transport options for pre-hospital and hospital partners throughout its service area. Read More
A New Frontier
MedFlight’s regional network includes helicopter bases in eight different counties (Franklin, Union, Jackson, Coshocton, Crawford, Morgan, Tuscarawas, and Scioto counties), MICU bases in 2 counties (Franklin, and Summit county). MedFlight completes nearly 7,000 patient transports each year. Read More