LifeSave, Mitchell County Hospital Announce Partnership as part of The University of Kansas Health System’s Kansas Clinical Improvement Collaborative
May 23, 2019
Beloit, KS – LifeSave Transport, a ground and critical care air transport company, is pleased to announce its Kansas Clinical Improvement Collaborative (KCIC) partnership launch with member participant, Mitchell County Hospital. The launch took place on Thursday, May 16th at Mitchell County Hospital where employees were introduced to a new patented software tool, visited with the LifeSave crew.
“LifeSave’s work is truly innovative. LifeSave Mission Control will allow us to more quickly identify the transportation needs of our patients,” said Jeremy Armstrong, Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems CEO.
The Kansas Clinical Improvement Collaborative, a project managed by The University of Kansas Health System, aims at working with rural hospitals to develop and implement programs and treatments that can lead to better patient outcomes and reduced health care costs to Kansans, including Medicare beneficiaries.
Recognizing the cost and important role that air transportation can play for rural patients requiring emergent specialty care, the collaborative elected to establish a comprehensive patient transport program in partnership with a medical transport organization. LifeSave is the collaborative’s preferred partner for emergency medical transportation, providing rotor wing, fixed wing, and ground transport.
“MCHHS Level IV Trauma Center is committed to providing quality healthcare to patients with traumatic injuries by stabilizing and transferring to a definitive trauma care center in an effective and timely manner,” said Mary Gray, Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems ER Nurse Manager.
As part of the collaborative, LifeSave will provide Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems and other participating members with 24/7 immediate access to emergency medical transportation, along with access to LifeSave’s groundbreaking proprietary transport tool, LifeSave Mission Control™. This innovative online software developed by LifeSave allows hospitals to match the severity of a patient’s condition with the type of transport needed.
“Since inception, LifeSave was designed to serve as a healthcare provider, utilizing air and ground vehicles in its practice of transport medicine. Our patient focus is present in every aspect of safely transporting patients to specialty care and we look forward to offering our resources. The goal is achieving a system that ensures support for our partners, while providing the best care and controlling cost,” said Martin Sellberg MD, FACEP, CEO and Medical Director of LifeSave.
For more information about the Kansas Clinical Improvement Collaborative, visit www.kcic-care.com, or for more information about the services Mitchell County Hospital Health System offers, visit www.mchks.com.
LifeSave is an independently held medical transport system founded by Kansas emergency medicine physicians and includes fixed wing, rotor wing, ground ambulances, state-of-the art communication center, in-house maintenance facility, education department, and patient billing division. LifeSave operates emergency transport aircraft under its own FAA part 135 certificates throughout Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, and Hawaii.