Erlanger’s LIFE FORCE air medical program recently received Tennessee’s Advance Life Support (ALS) Service of the Year award for the program’s outstanding achievement in providing medical service to the four-state region.
Each year, the Bob Thomas ALS Service Award is awarded to an EMS system that exemplifies outstanding professionalism and service to the community it serves during the TASA annual conference.
Throughout 25 years of service, LIFE FORCE has consistently sought to provide the safest and highest quality medical services in this region. Aviation, medical and communication teams’ commitment have resulted in LIFE FORCE as the industry leader in providing excellent care to Erlanger patients.
Advanced aviation and medical equipment are a vital aspect of safety which has been a cornerstone of operation since LIFE FORCE’s inception. From the youngest to the oldest patient, thousands have benefited from a legacy of exceptional service, superior medical care, cutting edge aviation capabilities, and an impeccable safety record.
The program operates four helicopters and services four states. Accredited by the commission for medical transport since 2011, LIFE FORCE is nationally ranked as one of the highest performing air medical services in the country. LIFE FORCE receives approximately 5,000 calls a year requesting medical air transport service. Depending on weather, medical care and other flight conditions, LIFE FORCE operates approximately 2,000 flights each year. It is the only air ambulance program in the region that carries ultrasound, blood and plasma and is credentialed by physicians at Erlanger to perform emergency surgical procedures. All LIFE FORCE flight nurses and paramedics have board certification in critical care transport. LIFE FORCE is one of only 5% of the programs in the country that has achieved this standard.