Lifesaving critical care when every minute counts
If you or someone you love needs emergency critical care, our Life Flight® crew can get you there fast.
With more than 37 years of service, Geisinger Life Flight is the leader in medical air transportation in central and northeast Pennsylvania. We are nationally recognized in safety with quality measures that exceed the National Transportation Safety Board requirements such as night vision equipment, single pilot instrument flight certification, and satellite tracking systems.
Our program averages 2,500 flights per year with nine state-of-the-art helicopters that are equipped for adverse weather conditions and night vision to ensure a safe flight at any time. In February 2017, Life Flight transported its 60,000th patient.
In 2018 Life Flight continued their commitment and investment to providing exceptional patient care. In the spring, we welcomed a new state-of-the-art helicopter, and in July we expanded service to the Lehigh Valley through an air medical collaboration with St. Luke’s University Health Network.
We specialize in transporting:
- Critical patients from accident scenes
- Premature newborns
- Cardiac patients
- Critical care adult, pediatric and organ transplant patients
Why Choose Geisinger?
Life Flight is fully accredited through 2020 by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems — the gold standard for air medical transport. To earn CAMTS accreditation, a service must demonstrate compliance to strict standards involving quality of medical care, equipment maintenance, communications, training and safety, along with passing a comprehensive, on-site inspection.
Only 168 medical transport services in the world have earned CAMTS accreditation. During Life Flight's site survey, the team was commended for leadership involvement, staff dedication, patient care, program standardization, scheduling safeguards of the maintenance team and maintaining equipment and supplies in perfect condition.