Erlanger deploys LIFE FORCE to aid in hurricane disaster relief for 5th consecutive year

Chattanooga, Tenn. – For the fifth year in a row, an Erlanger LIFE FORCE air ambulance and seven crew members have been deployed to assist with national hurricane disaster relief efforts. LIFE FORCE 1 along with two flight paramedics, two flight nurses, two pilots, and a mechanic have been deployed to Baton Rouge, La., awaiting … Continue reading Erlanger deploys LIFE FORCE to aid in hurricane disaster relief for 5th consecutive year

Erlanger’s LIFE FORCE utilizes new Ventilation Therapy for COVID-19 Patients

A LIFE FORCE crew member demonstrates how the hood ventilation system works. Chattanooga, Tenn. – LIFE FORCE Air Medical, Erlanger Health System’s air medical program has a new tool onboard to care for the most critically ill COVID-19 patients. The ventilation therapy hood, was first used in Italy to provide COVID-19 patients a comfortable alternative … Continue reading Erlanger’s LIFE FORCE utilizes new Ventilation Therapy for COVID-19 Patients

LIFE FORCE pilot receives Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

LIFE FORCE pilot Mel Hughes receives the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award from the FAA. Chattanooga, Tenn. – LIFE FORCE Air Medical pilot Mel Hughes was recently awarded the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. Hughes joined LIFE FORCE nearly 30 years ago after serving as a military pilot for many years. He is currently stationed … Continue reading LIFE FORCE pilot receives Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

LIFE FORCE Operations Manager Brian Ceraolo earns Medical Transport Leadership Institute certification

Brian Ceraolo, LIFE FORCE Operations Manager, and Jacob Bratcher, EROC Manager Chattanooga, Tenn. – LIFE FORCE Air Medical Operations Manager Brian Ceraolo recently graduated from the Medical Transport Leadership Institute as a Certified Medical Transport Executive. Jacob Bratcher, Erlanger Regional Operations Center (EROC) manager, also completed his first year of training for the same certification. … Continue reading LIFE FORCE Operations Manager Brian Ceraolo earns Medical Transport Leadership Institute certification

Erlanger’s Robbie Tester recognized at state awards

Jim Fox, LIFE FORCE Business Development Manager; Tim Perry, LIFE FORCE Regional Supervisor of Tennessee Bases; Robbie Tester, Senior Director of LIFE FORCE, Erlanger Regional Operations Center (EROC) and Erlanger Emergency Management; Brian Ceraolo, LIFE FORCE Operations Manager Chattanooga, Tenn. – The Tennessee Ambulance Service Association (TASA) recognized Robbie Tester, senior director of LIFE FORCE, … Continue reading Erlanger’s Robbie Tester recognized at state awards

Erlanger LIFE FORCE Receives CAMTS Reaccreditation

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger Health System announced Monday, Dec. 14, that LIFE FORCE, the health system’s critical care air medical program, has achieved re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). “Earning and maintaining this accreditation for the past nine years displays the dedication of our employees and their passion for providing … Continue reading Erlanger LIFE FORCE Receives CAMTS Reaccreditation

AAMS recognizes two LIFE FORCE members during national conference

Chattanooga, Tenn. – The Association of Air Medical Services recognized Robert Berger, flight paramedic; and Robbie Tester, senior director of LIFE FORCE, Erlanger Regional Operations Center and Erlanger Emergency Management; for extraordinary service in the air medical service during the national 2020 Air Medical Transport Conference yesterday. “Erlanger is exceptionally fortunate to have associates of … Continue reading AAMS recognizes two LIFE FORCE members during national conference

LIFE FORCE deploys to Lafayette, La. to aid in hurricane disaster relief

LIFE FORCE 1 lands at staging location for Hurricane Laura relief efforts. Chattanooga, Tenn. – For the fourth year in a row, an Erlanger LIFE FORCE air ambulance and seven crew members have been deployed to assist with national hurricane disaster relief efforts. LIFE FORCE 1 along with two flight paramedics, two flight nurses, two … Continue reading LIFE FORCE deploys to Lafayette, La. to aid in hurricane disaster relief

TASA recognizes three LIFE FORCE members during state conference

The Tennessee Ambulance Service Association (TASA) recognized Donald Barker, MD; Robert Berger, flight paramedic; and Mark Eidson, flight nurse; for extraordinary service in their fields during the 2020 state conference held in Gatlinburg, Tenn. yesterday. Donald Barker, MD, received Medical Director of the Year.  For 28 years, LIFE FORCE Air Medical has been under the … Continue reading TASA recognizes three LIFE FORCE members during state conference