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Working Together: Candio Flies-Along with Local Air-Evac Team

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.