About Statflight

StatFlight helicopterSt.Vincent StatFlight, an emergency medical helicopter service, provides high-level critical care and rapid transportation. A helicopter can be in flight within minutes of the dispatch call, 24 hours a day, every day.

StatFlight flies within a 150-mile radius of its bases. Stretching from border to border, StatFlight serves the entire state of Indiana as well as many surrounding states.

Because of the quick response times, rapid transport, and availability, thousands of lives can be saved by the utilization of air medical services. While trauma and motor vehicle crashes that require helicopter transport capture headlines, a large number of patients are moved from rural hospitals to major medical centers for high-level medical care. StatFlight transports patients between medical centers, regardless of the referring or receiving location.

Patients at the scene of a trauma are transported to the nearest appropriate Trauma Center. Patients at the scene of specific medical emergencies will be transported to the nearest appropriate hospital specializing in their condition. This may include Stroke Centers, Hand Centers or Cardiac Catheterization Labs.

About 40 percent of StatFlight transports are trauma patients, 50 percent are cardiac patients, five percent are pediatric, and the rest have various medical conditions.

Helicopter Bases

Since 2005, St.Vincent Health has been working with PHI Air Medical to provide critically ill patients access to advanced tertiary care facilities and physicians.

Currently, PHI Air Medical has four helicopter bases around the state, including Anderson (St.Vincent Anderson Regional), Danville (Hendricks Regional Health), North Vernon (St.Vincent Jennings ) and West Lafayette (Purdue Airport).