For some emergencies, the fastest and safest way to transport a medical patient is by air. On Tuesday, St. Luke's President and Chief Executive Officer Christine M. Candio did a fly-along with Global Medical Response to see firsthand how care is delivered in air-evac situations.
"It's important to get to know our community partners," Candio said. "We all strive for the same thing — to serve our community and provide great care to our patients."
The fly-along with Don Foldy, Global Medical Response pilot, and Joe Grygiel, Global Medical Response Vice President of Operations and a paramedic, gave Candio insight into how St. Luke's and local air medical teams can best coordinate care for critical patients.
Candio is no stranger to getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how our local emergency crews operate. When she joined St. Luke's in 2015, she participated in a ride-along with local ambulance and emergency medical services crews.
"I was impressed then, and I continue to be impressed by the level of excellence displayed by our local first-responders," she said.