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Boston Medflight: 25 Years of Collaboration

Fall Business Leadership Forum Highlights Life-saving Partnership

September 20, 2010 – Lowell, Mass. – On Thursday, September 16, members of the Greater Lowell business, healthcare, public service sectors and others convened for Lowell General Hospital’s Fall Business Leadership Forum. Guest speaker, Suzanne Wedel, MD, chief executive officer and medical director of Boston MedFlight elaborated on the nature of emergency response and transport systems in providing life-saving support to the community.

The presentation provided insight into one of the largest consortium-based critical care transport services in the nation. Boston MedFlight serves over 50 critically ill or injured patients from Lowell General Hospital each year, connecting patients with care at Boston specialty hospitals including: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center.

“Boston MedFlight has been an integral partner in the delivery of care to those here in our community for 25 years,” said Lowell General Hospital’s president and chief executive officer Normand E. Deschene. “We are fortunate to be collaborating with such an experienced team as we look for ways to further meet the trauma and critical transport needs of those who access life-saving care through our hospital.”

Lowell General Hospital was recently designated a Level III Trauma Center and is expanding its emergency and trauma service capabilities and capacity through The Legacy Project, currently under construction.

The Business Leadership Forum is a community leadership initiative of Lowell General Hospital. The Forum offers business leaders and others in the Greater Lowell area the opportunity to come together to discuss healthcare issues that affect their employees, businesses and community.

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Susan WheedlePhoto: Suzanne Wedel, MD, CEO and medical director of Boston MedFlight presented at the Business Leadership Forum hosted by Lowell General Hospital earlier this month.

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