Sentara Nightingale has flown more than 20,000 accident-free missions since its first flight on February 25, 1982. A flying ICU, Nightingale’s flight nurses and paramedics provide hospital-grade care while speeding critically ill and injured patients to the Level I trauma and tertiary referral center at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. But Nightingale needs help on the ground before it arrives.
“We respect and rely on our EMS and fire partners in all our communities,” says Denise Baylous, RN, program manager and active flight nurse. “They deserve all the credit for rescuing patients at scenes and helping to stabilize them for flight.”