2018 Annual Report

1998-2018 Evolution

2018 Annual Report
LifeFlight of Maine and the LifeFlight Foundation

Twenty years ago, we made a promise to change care in Maine.

We knew that trauma patients with survivable injuries were dying unnecessarily. We knew that critically ill patients were running out of time before they could reach the specialty care they needed to survive.

We knew that Maine’s most gravely ill children needed treatment that was often far from their local hospital. We also knew that we could make a difference. We knew we could change outcomes and reset the clock for critically ill and injured patients throughout Maine.

On September 29, 1998, our promise became a reality for a critically injured contractor working deep in the woods north of Deblois, rebuilding the power grid damaged by the ice storm. From that initial step, LifeFlight has been in constant motion—on the ground and in the air. More than 26,000 patients and families have been cared for by LifeFlight in every corner of Maine.

Read the Full Letter from Executive Director Thomas Judge and Management Committee Chair Michelle Hood

Original Vision

Then and Now
A lot has changed since 1998.
We care for more children, we fly more miles every year and we have more resources. See how Year Twenty compared to Year One.

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Original Vision
Our original vision was all about access to the right care at the right time. Amidst 20 years of change, our goal has remained constant: to help people in their most critical moments of need.

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Original Voices
There were many key voices leading the early stages of LifeFlight’s development. Though each one played a different role, they were all grounded in the common goal of improving access.

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Medical Advances

Timeline
Over the last 20 years, LifeFlight has added new lifesaving equipment and technology to its aircraft, from infant isolettes to balloon pumps, video laryngoscopes to mobile ultrasound.

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Medical Advances
Advances in technology have pushed the capabilities of medical equipment to new heights. LifeFlight can utilize leading edge technology to turn the aircraft into flying intensive care units.

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Case Studies
While LifeFlight’s fundamental mission hasn’t changed since 1998, the types of patients we see have evolved as healthcare treatments and Maine demographics continually fluctuate.

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Aircraft Evolution

Timeline
From leased aircraft to owned, from two aircraft to four, the addition of an airplane, implementation of a more comprehensive infrastructure that includes helipads and weather reporting.

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Aviation Evolution
LifeFlight has leased and then purchased Agusta 109 helicopters since operations began in 1998. The organization added an airplane in 2015 and then a third helicopter in 2017.

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Pilot's View
When you dig into the details of LifeFlight’s aircraft, it becomes clear how each one plays an integral role in helping LifeFlight achieve its mission of providing access to the right care.

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By The Numbers

Who Do We Help

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Where Do We Go

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Who Do We Teach

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Community Support

Hospital Support

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Donors

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Leadership

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Financials

LifeFlight of Maine

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LifeFlight Foundation

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New Funds

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