2016 ANNUAL REPORT YOUR LIFE. OUR MISSION.
A M E SSAGE F R O M CEO M AU RA HU G HES
Carrying Boston MedFlight’s Mission into I AM HONORED TO LEAD OUR EXTRAORDINARY NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION AS THE NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER. AFTER NEARLY TWO DECADES OF STRIVING TO ACCOMPLISH BOSTON MEDFLIGHT’S LIFESAVING MISSION, THIS WORK IS INTEGRAL TO WHO I AM.
I joined Boston MedFlight in 1998 and became Chief Financial Officer in 2002. Last year I became interim CEO. For 18 years, I had the distinct privilege of working with our late CEO and Medical Director, Dr. Suzanne Wedel. I could not have had a more dedicated colleague, mentor, and friend. Among her many exceptional traits was the deep compassion with which she treated our patients and their families. One of Suzanne’s lasting legacies will be the way in which she infused that compassionate approach into the very culture of our organization. (See pages 18–19 for our tribute to Dr. Wedel.) Boston MedFlight continues to grow. In FY2016 we completed 4,020 transports by air and ground, the highest number of transports in our history (an increase of 14% over FY2015). More than one-quarter of these patients were neonatal and pediatric, including the most fragile premature
infants who require highly specialized care and equipment. Since Boston MedFlight’s founding in 1985, we have completed more than 65,000 patient transports. Beyond providing critical care transport to patients in need, Boston MedFlight serves our communities in other ways. We offer educational and training opportunities to medical providers and first responders, teach safety awareness to students, and host other community outreach programs and events. Last year, these activities engaged more than 10,000 people throughout the region. Sharing our collective expertise and capabilities with the communities we serve is our responsibility— and privilege. In 2016, we embarked on the first major capital project in our history: building Boston MedFlight’s new headquarters and primary aircraft hangar. We’ve needed new headquarters for more than a decade, but the appropriate site proved elusive. Last year, a prospect emerged when Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced the opportunity to develop a newly available and highly coveted parcel of land on the civil airfield at Hanscom Field in Bedford, MA. Among the abundance of proposals that Massport received, ours was the winner—and we are now in the final stages of pre-construction! When our new headquarters opens in spring 2018, every Boston MedFlight mission will be planned and monitored in the Communications Center;
Beyond providing critical care transport to patients in need, Boston MedFlight serves our communities in other ways. We offer educational and training opportunities to medical providers and first responders, teach safety awareness to students, and host other community outreach programs and events.
Board of Trustees Ann Prestipino, MPH CHAIR
medical training will occur in the Simulation Lab; aircraft and ground ambulances will be housed and maintained; and medical, aviation, operations, and administrative staff will collaborate daily. The new facility will remain fully integrated with our bases in Lawrence, MA, and Plymouth, MA.
Senior Vice President for Surgical, Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine & Clinical Business Development Massachusetts General Hospital
As a nonprofit organization, we actively seek leadership philanthropic support that will help fund the approximately $17 million project. (Please see pages 12–13 for a full description and architectural renderings of the planned building.)
Jayne Sheehan, RN
I encourage you to take the time to read this annual report and learn more about Boston MedFlight and our patients. The compelling profiles included in these pages illustrate the tremendous, positive impact our work has on the lives of the patients and families we serve. You’ll also read about the inspiring humanitarian and disaster relief work that so many of our colleagues perform, on their personal time—selflessly lending their experience and critical care expertise to individuals and communities in dire need. Finally, this annual report provides us the opportunity to recognize and thank the people and organizations that make Boston MedFlight’s work possible. I thank my dedicated colleagues for their work every day in service to our patients and their families. I thank the donors, sponsors, partners, and friends whose support of our nonprofit mission ensures that we have the resources necessary to deliver expert and efficient medical transport to patients in need, ensuring our lifesaving work. “Your Life. Our Mission.” Maura Hughes, CPA, MBA Chief Executive Officer Boston MedFlight
Brien Barnewolt, MD TREASURER
Chairman & Chief Department of Emergency Medicine Tufts Medical Center CLERK
Senior Vice President, System Integration & Care Coordination Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Alasdair K. Conn, MD CHAIR EMERITUS
Chief Emeritus Department of Emergency Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital Stanley W. Ashley, MD Chief Medical Officer Senior Vice President for Clinical Affairs Brigham and Women’s Hospital Alastair Bell, MD Chief Operating Officer Boston Medical Center Peter Burke, MD Chief, Acute Care & Trauma Surgery Boston Medical Center Charles H. Cook, MD Chief, Acute Care Surgery, Trauma & Surgical Critical Care Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Monica Kleinman, MD Clinical Director, Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit Medical Director, Transport Program Senior Associate in Critical Care Medicine Boston Children’s Hospital Michael Rosenblatt, MD Chief Medical Officer Lahey Hospital, Burlington Malisa Schuyler Director, Government Relations Tufts Medical Center Julia Sinclair Senior Vice President, Inpatient and Clinical Services Brigham and Women’s Hospital Wendy Warring Senior Vice President, Network Development & Strategic Partnerships Boston Children’s Hospital
PATI E NT P R O FI LE
Giving Back MIRIAM MITTENTHAL AND HER HUSBAND HERB LIVE IN TOWSON, MD, AND SUMMER AT THEIR
The couple originally became connected to Boston MedFlight several years ago after one of their close friends was transported from Nantucket after a life-threatening fall from his roof. The Mittenthals have been loyal Boston MedFlight donors and advocates since that time, and have hosted receptions for Boston MedFlight at their home on Nantucket. HOME ON NANTUCKET.
“Our home is in the flight path between Nantucket Cottage Hospital and Boston, so we often hear Boston MedFlight helicopters. When you hear the helicopter, you always take note and hope that whoever is on that helicopter is going to be okay,” says Herb. But even with their personal connection to Boston MedFlight, the Mittenthals could never have imagined that one day the person being airlifted to Boston would be Miriam. I T ’ S A LO N G WAY D OW N
At 8:15 pm on a Saturday night last June, 67-year-old Miriam hobbled upstairs on crutches. The week prior, Miriam had broken her leg in a scrap involving her boisterous young dog. Not one to let this inconvenience slow her down, Miriam found what she needed and
began descending the stairs. But just a step or two from the top, she tripped on her crutches. Miriam knew she was in trouble. But that’s the last she can remember from the fall—during which she plunged head-first down the full flight of stairs, stopping only when her head hit the foyer wall. Luckily for Miriam, her husband, brother, and son Matt were all at home. Miriam was conscious but unintelligible. Matt called 911. Miriam wanted to get up, but her vigilant family members kept her still until the ambulance arrived. At Nantucket Cottage Hospital, it seemed that Miriam might just have a concussion—until a CT scan revealed an extremely serious brain bleed. At the time, the bleeding was believed to be a traumatic acute subdural hematoma (SDH)—bleeding into the space between the brain and the brain cover (dura mater). The mortality rate for patients with an acute SDH ranges from 50% to 90%. Miriam had to get to a receiving hospital in Boston immediately. Minutes passed as Miriam’s care team worked to make arrangements with a receiving hospital. Increasingly, Miriam’s outcome didn’t look good. Finally, Nantucket Cottage Hospital secured Dr. Jeffrey Arle, a neurosurgeon at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). The first available Boston MedFlight helicopter flew to Nantucket and dropped
In FY2016, Boston MedFlight completed 4,020 and in 2017 we completed our 65,000th
5 L E F T : Just five weeks after her accident, Miriam and Herb attended a fundraiser for Boston MedFlight at the Westmoor Club (see story, pages 14–15). Miriam was eager to stand and share her experience.
its medical crew at the hospital for the team to prepare Miriam for transport. When Miriam and her Boston MedFlight crew lifted into the night sky at 11:30 pm, Miriam’s family tried to reconcile themselves to the possibility that they would never see her alive again. At BIDMC, Dr. Arle performed another CT scan. He found that the bleed was not subdural but epidural— bleeding between the dura and the skull—and that she was responsive. He believed he could operate with a positive outcome. Dr. Arle explained the details over the phone to Miriam’s family and said he would call back in an hour after the surgery was complete. That hour felt like a month to Miriam’s family. When the phone rang again at 2:00 in the morning, Dr. Arle reported that the procedure had gone well. While Miriam might have setbacks, she would live— and still be Miriam. The three euphoric family members boarded the first Cape Air flight that morning and were at BIDMC by 8:00 am. Herb had never been so happy to see his wife, even though her head was adorned with 54 staples and she looked terrible. Dr. Arle told Miriam’s family that he had had three similar cases just prior to Miriam’s—and that all three patients had died. He attributed Miriam’s survival to her age (our gray matter shrinks slightly as we grow older, which in Miriam’s case created space to ameliorate pressure from the hematoma) and Miriam’s selfdescribed “big head.” As it turned out, Miriam experienced none of the potential setbacks Dr. Arle had described. After a week at BIDMC, Miriam spent a week in rehab and then went home.
S TA N D I N G TA L L
Just five weeks after her accident, Miriam and Herb attended a fundraiser for Boston MedFlight at the Westmoor Club (see story on pages 14–15). Miriam was eager to stand and share her experience. “Without the doctors and staff at Nantucket Cottage Hospital, Boston MedFlight, and Dr. Arle’s team at Beth Israel, I wouldn’t have made it,” she said at the event, sweeping back her hair to reveal the fresh surgical scar. “I am an extremely lucky person. However, at my age and with the severity of my head injury, luck would have taken me only so far. Dr. Partridge and Judy at Nantucket Cottage Hospital kept me stabilized until they could find a hospital and surgeon to take me. Boston MedFlight got me to Beth Israel in a timely manner on an extremely busy night, and Dr. Arle and his team did the rest. Everyone needs to think about what Boston MedFlight means to all of us who spend any amount of time on this island, far away from the critical care that I and others may urgently need. Five weeks ago, it was me. Tomorrow it could be any one of us. We need to be sure that Boston MedFlight is always that phone call away.” Herb is unequivocal in his gratitude for Boston MedFlight. “Without Boston MedFlight, Miriam wouldn’t be here,” he says. “Today, she’s terrific. She says she’s at 95% percent; I say she’s closer to 100%. We like to play Boggle Master. And now she beats me even more than she used to!”
patient transports—the busiest year in our history— transport since our founding in 1985.
Boston MedFlight in the Community Santa and His Elves Departing to Surprise MGH Pediatric Patients
Santa Visits the Boston Common Frog Pond
Framingham Fire Department and Boston MedFlight Collaborate
BMF Staff and Crew Honor Fallen EMS Personnel at 2016 National EMS Memorial Bike Ride
Second Annual Boston MedFlight Patient Reunion
Former Patients Visit BMF Staff at Nantucket Patient Reunion
The Stoneham Fire Explorer Program Visits Boston MedFlight
Boston MedFlight and Burlington High School and Fire Department Join for SafeTeens Mock Crash
Multiple Fire Departments Are Trained on Landing Zone Safety
Boston MedFlight Participates in 2016 Nantucket Christmas Stroll
Boston MedFlight Joins 2016 Marthaâ€™s Vineyard Hospital Health Fair
PAT I E N T P R O FI LE
Twist of Fate KATELIN MAGUIRE KNEW EARLY IN LIFE THAT
It wasn’t until her last year of nursing school, however, that she discovered her passion for emergency nursing. She landed an emergency room job at a hospital that offered a new grad nurse program—and loved it.
SHE WANTED TO BE A NURSE.
In nursing school, Katelin hadn’t been introduced to the field of critical care transport. But while working in the ER, she couldn’t help but admire the flight crew in blue that occasionally swooped in to whisk away the sickest of the sick. “Every time Boston MedFlight arrived they were the most knowledgeable people,” Katelin recalls. “They were also so nice—calm and respectful. They’d walk into someone’s worst day and do this incredibly challenging work and make it look easy.” Katelin was impressed and inspired. She dreamed about joining the Boston MedFlight team, but it seemed so far away. She knew she needed at least five years’ experience in emergency department and intensive care unit nursing—along with a slew of certifications. When time passed and the dream job became a goal, Katelin signed up for Boston MedFlight’s Ride-Along Program and saw firsthand what the work was like. She was hooked. When Katelin learned that Boston MedFlight’s mentorship program would allow her to learn alongside a senior nurse while completing her certifications, she applied and was accepted. The seven-month mentorship program ultimately turned into a full-fledged position as a Critical Care Transport Nurse with Boston MedFlight. Katelin and her family celebrated the hard-won accomplishment. But after just six months on the job, a near tragedy brought the value of Boston MedFlight closer to home than anyone could have predicted.
B OX I N G DAY
On December 26, 2015, Katelin and her husband were staying at Katelin’s parents’ home in Billerica, MA. Katelin was close to her parents, Bill and Karen Meaney—and the whole family stayed up late, wringing out the last of their Christmas celebrations. Katelin didn’t want to stay up too late, however, as she had a shift at Boston MedFlight the next morning. After midnight, when everyone had finally settled into bed, the house phone rang. That seemed odd to Katelin, as no one used the landline anymore. A few minutes later, Katelin’s mother came down the hallway to inform her of the call they had just received. The phone call had been for Bill, Katelin’s father. Bill and his brother Kevin were best friends, so when Kevin’s bandmate thought Kevin might be in trouble, it made sense to call Bill. Ryan, the bandmate, was concerned as he had just seen a report on the latenight news about a motorcycle accident in Hudson, NH. Kevin rode a motorcycle and lived near Hudson.
But the most stomach-dropping detail in the news report was that the motorcycle rider who had been airlifted to a Boston hospital was a man named Kevin Meaney. The family tried to catch their collective breath. Let’s not jump to conclusions, they told each other. Kevin Meaney isn’t an uncommon name; it could have been someone else. There’s another guy with that name who lives one town away. Bill tried his brother’s cell phone repeatedly, assuring everyone that Kevin would pick up. He didn’t. Bill called Kevin’s other family members to see if anyone had a lead on Kevin’s whereabouts—but given the lateness of the hour, no one answered Bill’s calls. The family reached out to the Hudson Police Department who was able to confirm that the Kevin Meaney who had been airlifted to Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) had the same birthdate as Uncle Kevin. The accident had happened three hours prior. Bill got on the phone with MGH. But due to HIPAA regulations, no one would give him any information. He tried various avenues until someone confirmed that 56-year-old Kevin Meaney had been admitted. Bill and Karen got into the car. Half an hour later, they were at the hospital. O U T O F T H E WO O D S
Kevin was in the ICU with a head bleed, a fractured femur and wrist, a shattered knee, and countless contusions and lacerations. He’d been intubated with a breathing tube. The fractured femur was causing serious blood loss and required immediate surgery— but despite repeated transfusions, Kevin’s condition remained too unstable for him to have the operation he so desperately needed. Kevin’s physician told Bill and Karen he didn’t think Kevin would make it through the night.
But amazingly, after six hours in the ICU, Kevin started to improve. By 7:00 that morning, Kevin was being rolled into the operating room to fix his femur. The procedure went well. A day later, after the breathing tube had been removed and sedation wore off, Kevin woke up—surrounded by his adoring extended family. After a few days, he was moved to a medical floor and began the hard work of recovery. Kevin remembered nothing of the motorcycle crash. According to the accident report, no other vehicles had been involved, and there were no skid marks on the road. Kevin and his family had questions about the accident, some of which were answered weeks later when Kevin received a Facebook message from the stranger who had found him and called 911. A group of friends had been having a bonfire just a few hundred feet from where Kevin went off the road. Hearing the accident, the group investigated—and probably saved Kevin’s life. Given where the bike was situated and where Kevin ended up, he might not have otherwise been found. TIMING IS EVERYTHING
While Kevin was finally being wheeled to the OR the morning after his accident, Katelin was reporting for her shift at the Boston MedFlight base in Lawrence, MA. One of Katelin’s co-workers suggested that she do an extra thorough job checking the equipment as they had a difficult transport the night before. Sure enough, the paramedic and pilot working Katelin’s shift that day had transported her uncle to MGH. Even more remarkable, if Katelin hadn’t agreed to a holiday schedule change to work the overnight shift on Christmas, she would have been scheduled at the Lawrence base on Saturday when Kevin’s accident took place.
Boston MedFlight never denies emergent services due more than $3.2 million in free and unreimbursed
Katelin learned just how lucky her uncle had been. When Hudson paramedics first arrived at the scene, they determined that Kevin needed an air medical evacuation. Given their location in southern New Hampshire, the call automatically went to DHART (Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team), but bad weather rolling in from the west forced the flight team to defer to Boston MedFlight’s base in Lawrence, MA. The Boston MedFlight pilot pulled up the radar and conferred with the team. The flight path was clear, and they decided that conditions would stay navigable for long enough to collect the patient and head south to MGH. Even though their long shift was about to end, the crew boarded the helicopter and set off. The gratitude that Katelin and her family experienced—being on the patient side of what Boston MedFlight does so well—was overwhelming. B AC K O N T H E B I K E
Today, Kevin has made a full recovery. He has a slight limp, but only those who know him well would notice. From the day he woke up after surgery, Kevin insisted that one day he’d end up back on his motorcycle—a goal that Kevin reached less than a year later. And he’s resumed his fulltime job as well as his side job as a guitarist. Katelin gives her uncle enormous credit for
his recovery: “The amount of rehab and pain you have to work through with orthopedic injuries—you really have to work in order to get better. My uncle had that commitment and determination. Maybe it’s the nurse in me, but I believe the patients with that drive are the ones who do best.” Kevin speaks more modestly about his recovery, but his gratitude is evident. “Without the response of, and service I received from, Boston MedFlight, I have no doubt that I would not have achieved the same degree of recovery. In fact, I have serious doubts as to whether I would have survived the accident! I consider the Boston MedFlight team that transported me to be one of the most vital components in having saved my life!” Katelin and her family celebrated Christmas this year with more happiness than ever—and a few extra hugs for Uncle Kevin. “My uncle has a new appreciation for life and the little things,” Katelin says. Then she shakes her head, marveling at how easily she could have been part of the response team that transported her uncle. The best part of her job is knowing that no matter who she transports—an uncle or a stranger— she and the Boston MedFlight team will provide the same extraordinary level of expertise and skill that saves lives.
to a patient’s inability to pay, and in FY2016 we provided care to uninsured and under-insured patients in need.
P R OJE C T OVERVI EW
Our Future Headquarters and Center for Operations
WHEN BOSTON MEDFLIGHT WAS FOUNDED IN 1985, THE ORGANIZATION’S HEADQUARTERS WERE LOCATED AT BOSTON’S LOGAN INTER-
We operated one helicopter and had a total staff of 16, transporting just over 400 patients in that first year. As demand for our services grew and our operations and aircraft fleet expanded, Boston MedFlight soon moved to the Fargo Street heliport and then expanded to satellite bases in Plymouth, MA (1992) and Lawrence, MA (2011). In 1995, we moved our primary operating facility to its current location on Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, MA.
While this location has served as a sufficient headquarters over the past 22 years, the current World War II–era hangar’s limitations of space and functionality creates a challenging work environment for our employees and operations. Today, Boston MedFlight completes over 4,000 patient transports each year— an average of 11 per day. The limited space in the existing hangar affects our operational teams (pilots and medical personnel), inhibiting their ability to collaborate in transport planning. Additionally,
space restrictions in the current headquarters recently required us to relocate administrative employees to leased office space in other locations, sacrificing the cohesive team environment that has made the organization an industry leader for over 30 years. Due to the age and condition of the current hangar, many costly capital improvements have been required throughout the years to make the leased facility functional. Those projects, and the related costs however, would continue to mount as Boston MedFlight grows to meet the needs of our patients. Additionally, Boston MedFlight is an integral part of the Massachusetts EMS community. We provide extensive training and education to partner EMS organizations, as well as community outreach. With enhanced security requirements on our nation’s military facilities, it has become increasingly difficult for members of the public to access our Hanscom Air Force Base headquarters. On several occasions it has been necessary for Boston MedFlight to lease external facilities to simply allow contact with the community we serve.
A RARE OPPORTUNITY
For more than a decade Boston MedFlight has sought new headquarters, however suitable sites on Hanscom Field rarely become available. When the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) invited bids to develop a newly available and highly coveted parcel on the civil air side of Hanscom Field (Hangar 12A) in 2016, Boston MedFlight enthusiastically prepared a comprehensive proposal. While many individuals and corporations also submitted proposals, Boston MedFlight’s life-saving mission and service to the community were key factors in our selection to develop the property. With this exciting opportunity, Boston MedFlight plans to construct a new 54,000–square foot building that will serve as the organization’s headquarters and primary aircraft hangar. A modern, efficient, and purpose-built facility to house our operations, educational, and administrative teams in one location will enable us to most effectively serve the communities of Massachusetts and beyond—and grow to meet the future critical care transport needs. The facility will include a hangar with space for four aircraft, indoor bays for ground ambulances, a state-of-the-art communications center, a simulation lab for medical training, education and conference space, and administrative offices. The building will also be LEED- certified for sustainability and energy efficiency.
The location of the new headquarters on the civilian side of Hanscom Field will reduce mission response times by eliminating the need for vehicles to pass through high-level military security, providing more direct access to the region’s highway system and enabling seamless transition from ground-based critical care to air transport. GIVING AND NAMING OPPORTUNITIES
The total cost of the project, including all pre- construction work and the building construction itself, is approximately $17 million. As a nonprofit organization that receives no state or federal funding, Boston MedFlight will raise funds for this initiative through philanthropic support. We are now actively seeking leadership gifts and pledges toward the project. Within the new facility there are several spaces available for naming in recognition of leadership support of the project. These include the entire hangar and facility, communications center, simulation lab, and boardroom. To learn more about the project or discuss naming opportunities and your own support, please contact Tom Hudner, Chief Development Officer, at email@example.com or 781-457-5316.
Coming Together on Nantucket ON A GORGEOUS SATURDAY EVENING ON
friends and supporters of Boston MedFlight came together at the Westmoor Club for a reception to learn more about the organization’s lifesaving mission and just how important the service is to the island and its residents. Hosted by the parents of two former pediatric Boston MedFlight patients, Pamela and Scott Ulm, and Paul Gray, the event’s centerpiece was our Sikorsky S76 helicopter. Guests were able to walk around the aircraft, climb inside, and learn about its impressive medical and aviation capabilities directly from our medical staff and pilots.
NANTUCKET IN JULY 2016,
Even more moving however, were the stories speakers shared that evening. Pamela Ulm and Paul Gray each told how their sons’ lives had been saved by Boston MedFlight’s critical care transport services following traumatic head injuries suffered on the island. Miriam Mittenthal, a longtime Nantucket summer resident and supporter of Boston MedFlight, spoke of the day just five weeks prior when a fall at home resulted in a life-threatening brain injury and a Boston MedFlight transport to Boston that helped save her life. (To read more about Miriam and her connection to Boston MedFlight, see pages 4–5.)
To close the program, Dr. Alasdair Conn, Boston MedFlight’s founding Executive Director and Chief Emeritus of Emergency Services at Massachusetts General Hospital, spoke of Boston MedFlight’s mission and extensive service to Nantucket Island. He noted that each year we complete approximately 300 patient transports from Nantucket alone (over 4,000 total), and provide approximately $500,000 in free and unreimbursed care to Nantucket patients with little or no medical insurance (over $3 million in free and unreimbursed care each year to all patients). Boston MedFlight has been serving Nantucket and its residents and visitors for over 30 years. Please visit pages 26–27 to see how you can help! Thanks to the tremendous generosity of Pamela and Scott Ulm, who covered event costs, and members of the Event Committee and many other generous donors, the event raised more than $55,000 in direct support of Boston MedFlight’s operations and nonprofit lifesaving mission.
PATI E NT P R O FI LE
Generosity of Heart ON A MILD AFTERNOON IN DECEMBER, 2009, JOAN LAPHAM DECIDED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE WEATHER AND FINISH SETTING UP THE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS AND LIGHTS OUTSIDE HER HOME IN MIDDLEBORO, MA.
She went upstairs to get a sweater and suddenly felt lightheaded. Sitting down on the edge of her bed, Joan felt like a hoard of butterflies were flying around inside her stomach. She waited for the sensations to pass—but they didn’t. They got worse. Joan called out to her housemate, who found Joan and declared that her color was terrible. Joan had no idea what was happening, but something seemed seriously wrong. They decided to call an ambulance. Within minutes, Middleboro EMTs were onsite. After assessing Joan’s condition, they asked if she would be able to walk outside to board the ambulance. That seemed completely doable to Joan, but as soon as she made it out to her driveway and sat on the gurney, she lost consciousness. Joan didn’t know it, but she was in heart failure. At the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, MA, Joan went into cardiac arrest. She needed immediate transport to a major medical facility—
but an ambulance ride would have taken time that Joan didn’t have to spare. Enter Boston MedFlight. A Boston MedFlight helicopter safely transported Joan to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). She went into cardiac arrest mid-flight— three times. Joan doesn’t remember much about the transport, but she does recall the calming voices of the Boston MedFlight crew as they kept her alive. The flight took seven minutes. At BIDMC, Joan was diagnosed with ventricular tachycardia (v-tach), a heart rhythm disorder caused by abnormal electrical signals in the lower ventricles of the heart. To keep Joan alive, an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) was surgically inserted in her chest. The ICD is a battery-powered device that tracks heart rate and delivers an electric shock when an abnormal heart rhythm is detected. When Joan awoke after surgery, she was surprised to find surgical dressing on her chest. She was equally surprised to learn she had a condition she’d never heard of before. Joan’s cardiologist told her that if she’d waited one more second, she wouldn’t have survived. “Some people hear my story and look at it as a bad day,” Joan observes. “But in my opinion, it was one of the better days I’ve ever had. A very lucky day. The stars were aligned.”
To support the work of the organization that helped save her life, ever since her transport Joan has gifted Boston MedFlight with the money she used to spend on cigarettes. Joan had been a pack-a-day smoker for 20 years. But she knew that her smoking days were over. She called home and instructed her housemate to throw away any cigarettes lying around the house. While at times Joan doubted her ability to quit cold turkey, she never smoked again. A longtime supervisor at Ocean Spray, Joan wasn’t too far from retirement. But Joan’s cardiologist advised that if she didn’t go back to work, she’d become depressed. So after six weeks of recovering, Joan was back on the job. As the weeks and months passed, the benefits of being a non-smoker began to accumulate. Joan felt better and better. To support the work of the organization that helped save her life, ever since her transport Joan has gifted Boston MedFlight with the money she used to spend on cigarettes. This touching donation has a special place among the many deeply meaningful contributions that Boston MedFlight receives. Joan has fond memories of attending a Boston MedFlight Patient Reunion at Hanscom Air Force Base in 2015. “It was so interesting, seeing the ambulances, plane, and helicopters—and meeting fellow patients,” Joan recalls. The flight crew that transported Joan was on a call during the reunion, but she loved being at the hangar and seeing so much of Boston MedFlight’s operations firsthand. “You never realize how important things are until you need them,” Joan says. “I will always be grateful to Boston MedFlight. No one will ever really know how grateful I am.”
2016 BY THE NUMBERS
Hours flown by our helicopters
Pediatric and neonatal patients transported
Ground ambulance miles driven
Free and unreimbursed care provided
I N M E MO RI AM
Dr. Suzanne K. Wedel
ON MARCH 30, 2016, OUR COMMUNITY LOST A DEAR FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE WHEN DR. SUZANNE K. WEDEL, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF BOSTON MEDFLIGHT, PASSED AWAY FOLLOWING A LONG BATTLE WITH OVARIAN CANCER.
Born the oldest of three children in North Newton, Kansas, Dr. Wedel’s father taught mathematics at Bethel College, and her mother was a nurse. Influenced by her mother, who had marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Wedel was always an advocate for the disenfranchised. Following undergraduate studies at Bethel College, Dr. Wedel attended the School of Medicine at Kansas University Medical Center in
Kansas City, Missouri, where she also completed a residency in internal medicine. Dr. Wedel then went to the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services in Baltimore for more training, and it was there that she met her future husband, Dr. Alasdair Conn. They would later become loving parents to three children: Kathryn, Christopher, and Alexander. Dr. Wedel joined Boston MedFlight in 1989 when her husband, Dr. Conn, who had become the organization’s founding Executive Director in 1985, moved on to Massachusetts General Hospital to become Chief of Emergency Services. At the time, Dr. Wedel was working in surgical critical care at what is now Boston Medical Center, and agreed to become Boston
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MedFlight’s interim CEO and Medical Director while the organization conducted a national search to fill the position. That “interim” position would become her life’s work, as she very capably led Boston MedFlight for the next 27 years. During her leadership as CEO and Medical Director, Boston MedFlight grew from having about a dozen staff members to an organization with more than 100 employees completing more than 4,000 transports annually. Dr. Wedel was a decisive leader with a keen intel- lect and a tremendous sense of humor. A vigorous advocate of critical care transport as a specialty, she helped create the industry in which she became so well known, working tirelessly to bring tertiary-quality care to critically ill and injured patients, when and where they needed it. She cared deeply about the critical care transport system and safety for patients and crews. Above all, Dr. Wedel emphasized the importance of demonstrating compassion for patients and patient families who, in many cases, are experiencing the worst day of their lives when they meet us. Dr. Wedel embodied this belief, and she helped Boston MedFlight embody it, too; the fact that so many of our patients speak specifically about the kindness they were shown while in our care is something that made her proud. She highly valued every member of the Boston MedFlight team and the role each of us plays in fulfilling our mission every day. Among her many gifts, Dr. Wedel had a sharp eye for talent, and she helped ensure that Boston MedFlight had the leadership team to carry on without her. Our Suzanne was a beloved friend, skilled physician, and tremendous leader. She is missed by all of us. In honor of her legacy, Boston MedFlight has created the Dr. Suzanne K. Wedel Legacy Society. Please see page 35 to learn more.
“They were so nice and supportive. I was very scared but they helped calm my son and me down. Such wonderful people—so thankful for your services.” “I told my family that we were taken care of and transported by the equivalent of a Special Forces unit. They were professional and gentle and competent. Your team was very impressive. Thank you for getting my son transported safely. Thank your team—they are exceptional people.” “Our crew were amazing and made my son feel so safe and I reassured. As a mom of a child who is very ill, the crew made me feel as though we were so safe and you will never know what that means to me.” “The two people from Boston MedFlight that came to Lowell to get me were very nice and respectful. I felt very safe. They were an awesome team. They are the best people to deal with.” “The team members were very professional, kind, informative, and knowledgeable. My daughter is three years old and the man who rode with her in the back went above and beyond and was excellent with her. He was able to make her feel happy and at ease even though she was ill.” “My seven-year-old son in all his pain and exhaustion, finally felt comfortable. He actually tells people he liked the ambulance ride. Seeing your staff reassure my child, ease his pain, and help him to be calm were the most positive aspects of our experience. The team was amazing. I quickly trusted them and felt they had my child’s well-being as the top priority. I am very grateful for their manner, knowledge and patience. My family is so appreciative of their service. They are a wonderful team.”
Second Annual Golf Scramble ON AUGUST 26, 2016, UNDER BEAUTIFUL BLUE SKIES AT BROOKMEADOW COUNTRY CLUB IN CANTON, MA, MORE THAN 140 GOLFERS TOOK PART IN THE SECOND ANNUAL BOSTON
Participants included former patients of Boston MedFlight, staff, donors, partners, sponsors, and friends of the organization. While the golf skill level ranged from beginner to expert, one thing every player had in common was their support of and belief in Boston MedFlight and our life-saving mission.
MEDFLIGHT GOLF SCRAMBLE.
With a Boston MedFlight helicopter parked on the 18th fairway, many golfers took the opportunity to gather in front of the aircraft for team photos, which they would receive printed and framed when they finished the round. After a continental breakfast and time on the driving range and practice putting green, participants assembled for welcoming remarks from Boston MedFlight Chief Executive Officer Maura Hughes. Once players had made their way to their respective starting holes, the helicopter took off and circled the course, signaling to golfers that it was time to tee off. On-course games and prizes, such as longest drive and closest to the pin, as well as a silent auction following play, added to the excitement.
Throughout the round, players were reminded of why they were gathered that day. Attendees had several opportunities to speak with Boston MedFlight staff on various holes, and many tee boxes included patient stories and photographs. Additionally, during the reception the assembled group watched a new video highlighting compelling patient testimonials, describing the ways in which Boston MedFlight had cared for them or a loved one in a time of dire medical need. The event raised more than $80,000 in support of Boston MedFlight, generously helping us deliver the best critical care transport to the regionâ€™s most severely ill and injured patients. It was a fun day with a serious purpose, and we are so grateful to everyone who made the event a tremendous success: the players, our generous sponsors, the many hard-working volunteers and Boston MedFlight staff. Their involvement, enthusiasm, and support made the event enjoyable for everyone involved. Mark your calendars to join us for the Third Annual Boston MedFlight Golf Scramble at Brookmeadow Country Club on Friday, August 25, 2017!
21 IN-KIND DONORS The individuals and businesses listed below supported the 2016 Boston MedFlight Golf Scramble by providing in-kind donations, including items that were included in the event’s fundraising auction and raffle. We are grateful for their support.
SPONSORS The individuals and businesses listed below provided financial support for the 2016 Boston MedFlight Golf Scramble. We are grateful for their generosity, which was essential to making the event a great success. Airbus Helicopters, Inc. AirSure Limited Armstrong Ambulance Broadleaf Services, Inc. Cataldo Ambulance Dr. Jason Cohen Controlled Substance Security Consultants Coverys Community HealthCare Foundation Donoghue Barrett & Singal, PC Dowling Insurance EasCare Extreme Networks Falcon Air, Inc. FlightSafety Focus Technology Solutions Foxborough Police Association Global Aerospace Harvard Pilgrim Mr. Robert Holst HSI & Syncordia Technologies & Healthcare Solutions Industrial Communications & Electronics
Jackson Lewis, PC Jet Logistics, Inc. JSSI Management Enterprises, Inc. LogoWorks Miles of Excavating Mr. Kevin Murphy One Call Medical Transports Ms. Ann Prestipino ProEMS Mr. Robert Rosenblum/ Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Safety 911 EMS Educators, LLC SAL-COM Signature Flight Support Sikorsky Strand Taylor & Lloyd UDA Architects USTeleCenters Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. Village Green Nurseries Zoll
Aisling Partners Bank of America Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Blue Man Group Bose Boston Organics Cape Air Cataldo Ambulance Service, Inc. The Charles Hotel Maura and Scott Hughes iRobot Jillian’s Boston Kings of Burlington Mirbeau Inn & Spa Nantucket Island Resorts New England Patriots Charitable Foundation Mr. Paul Gray Boston Red Sox SkinCare Physicians of Chestnut Hill Snap-On Tools Tewksbury Country Club Mr. Thomas Hudner III Trull Brook Golf & Tennis Village Green Nurseries Wachusett Mountain Wegmans
E M PLOY E E P R O FI LE
Saving Lives Around the World YOU KNOW THAT EVERY MEMBER OF THE BOSTON MEDFLIGHT TEAM PROVIDES A TREMENDOUS SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY. You might
not know, however, that a number of our employees also save lives in other parts of the United States—and around the world. Several Boston MedFlight employees currently belong to a Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) through the National Disaster Medical System. These reservist clinicians are deployed when needed—and continue to receive their normal compensation during deployment. Apart from DMAT, Boston MedFlight offers a week of paid leave to work on a humanitarian project (not necessarily medically focused) to any team member who has been employed for at least five years. T H E R OA D L E S S T R AV E L E D
Todd Denison has worked at Boston MedFlight for 19 years. After starting as a paramedic, Todd became the safety officer for the organization and ultimately took on the role of Safety/Risk Manager. Like a lot of members of our leadership team, Todd also works on transports. Dedicated to humanitarian service, Todd belongs to a DMAT and regularly takes leave for relief work. In college, Todd spent three months working at a Liberian hospital with a missionary group—an experience that ignited his passion for real-world humanitarian service. Since then, Todd has traveled overseas multiple times every year; visiting Central America, Africa, Haiti, and parts of the US with faith-based nonprofit organizations. Last November, Todd spent
10 days in Uganda with Cure International, a group that provides pediatric neurosurgical care in underserved countries, treating conditions such as hydrocephalus, spina bifida, and brain tumors. “I have a lot more freedom than your typical person,” Todd says. “I’m 48, single, and just have a dog. That affords me a lot of flexibility.” In 2015, Todd had the opportunity to return to Africa for the first time since college. Working with Clinics of Hope—a nonprofit specializing in establishing highquality, sustainable, and cost-effective medical clinics in remote West African villages—he went to the country of Togo, one of the poorest countries in the world. His team supported the Togolese staff at six permanent private medical clinics and set up day clinics in remote villages treating a range of conditions and diseases, including sickle cell disease (SCD). Common throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa, the pain caused by SCD is exacerbated by sleeping on a hard, dirt floor. As an ancillary measure of relief, Todd’s team purchased mattresses for four children afflicted with SCD. “I will continue to return to Togo,” Todd remarks. “Africa has always had my heart. I’m fortunate to have these opportunities to visit.” Todd has employed a special ritual since he first began performing relief work overseas. “Toward the end of the clinic day, I close up my station and go outside to play with the kids. In more remote areas, some of the villagers have never seen a white person before—but regardless of color, an adult male who wants to interact with children is really unusual. First I take digital pictures of the kids and show them the images, which they love. Then I’ll pick out the most rambunctious kid in the crowd—and start a game of tag or running around; soon a whole group of kids are participating in the game. It’s magic,” Todd says.
A HEART FOR SERVICE
As an employer, Todd feels that Boston MedFlight has always supported his relief work and volunteer commitments. “Everyone at Boston MedFlight is supportive when I go,” Todd remarks. “I’ve been blessed to work at an organization that supports my passions and has never pushed back on that.” While many Boston MedFlight employees don’t have the scheduling flexibility to accommodate relief work, they’ll step up to take on extra shifts when colleagues are deployed or on leave for humanitarian service. “That’s foster- ing the whole concept,” Todd observes. “This is really Suzanne’s legacy,” Todd says, referring to Dr. Wedel, Boston MedFlight’s longtime CEO. “She didn’t create Boston MedFlight, but she led everyone at Boston MedFlight to create it. She didn’t do it all; she empowered people to do what they wanted internally as well as externally. She always found a way to meet the needs of the organization while meeting the needs of the employees.” Todd recalls that Dr. Wedel shared his commitment to relief work. “She couldn’t travel as much as she wanted due to her commitment to Boston MedFlight, but it was something she wanted us as employees to do. She had a heart for service.” RETURN ON INVESTMENT
It’s easy to understand why Boston MedFlight’s critical care team is so valuable in the humanitarian field. “We’ve developed a unique skillset,” Todd says. “Everyone at Boston MedFlight is more skilled today than we were when we walked through the door. The medicine we practice every day is more advanced than anything
we’ve previously experienced. The austere environment we work in creates distinct dexterities. You have to do the best you can do within a challenging environment with whatever you have. It’s an easy jump to doing that in a different country.” Benefits compound exponentially when Boston MedFlight employees use this unique skillset to provide relief in underserved communities and disaster areas. Remote patients benefit from receiving lifesaving care; Boston MedFlight employees benefit from providing a much-needed service about which they feel passionate; Boston MedFlight benefits from the increased breadth of skill and experience on its roster. Ultimately, the patients that Boston MedFlight transports every day are the beneficiaries of worldclass critical care provided by a team of self-actualized and empowered clinicians. Todd firmly believes that having the opportunity to do compassionate work benefits the organization. “When an employee becomes a better person, a better member of society, everyone benefits,” he observes. “That’s part of the Boston MedFlight culture. In the 19 years I’ve been here, we’ve never stopped growing —clinically and professionally. We’ve always stopped to ask ‘How can we do this better? What needs can we meet?’ Boston MedFlight wants to provide not just superb care, but compassionate care. We look at patients as being our people—our mothers, our fathers, our brothers, our sisters—we care for each patient just like that. As if they were our own family.”
S U P PO R T E R P R O FILE
Coming Home THE ALLURE OF MARTHA’S VINEYARD IS INESCAPABLE, PARTICULARLY FOR THOSE WHO EXPERIENCE THE ISLAND’S MAGIC EARLY IN LIFE. This enchantment is inex-
tricably woven into Polly Brown’s personal tapestry. Polly first came to live on Martha’s Vineyard when she was just three weeks old. “We came to live with my grandmother for my first year, and then we spent every summer here with her. My father worked for a national corporation, and we moved about every two years. The Vineyard was always home to me. I have childhood friends and relatives here—it’s where my roots are.” After Polly’s husband died in 1995, she settled on Martha’s Vineyard for good. “I moved into my grandmother’s house right on Main Street in Vineyard Haven. It’s basically where I grew up, and the house is full of family.” Polly loves tennis, sailing, and spending as much time on the water as she can. Just as Polly chose to move “home” after her husband passed away, in 2002 Polly’s mother followed suit, joining Polly in the house that both women loved so much. At 82 years of age, Mary Brown was pleased to spend her later years playing bridge, reading voraciously, and enjoying the close Vineyard community of friends and relatives.
SOMETHING IN THE AIR
On a fine spring day in 2005, Polly prepared to head out to play tennis. Mary came inside from sweeping the porch and remarked on the overabundance of pollen. “I’m feeling a little dizzy,” Mary said to Polly, and sat down. “The pollen has gotten to me.” This struck Polly as odd, seeing as her mother had never had allergies. Concerned, Polly decided to cancel her tennis game and keep an eye on her mother. Mary brushed aside Polly’s concerns, however, and insisted that her daughter go play tennis with her friends. Polly wasn’t far into her match when a staff member appeared courtside to say that Polly had a phone call from Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Apparently, Mary had realized that something worse than pollen was transpiring and drove herself to the emergency room. The ER doctor told Polly not to panic, but that her mother was having a heart attack. In due course, Polly had a serious talk with Mary about calling 911 during a possible medical emergency rather than getting behind the wheel! Within minutes, Polly was at the hospital. Fortunately, Boston MedFlight also made haste, and quickly transported Mary to Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH),
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Polly appreciates Boston MedFlight’s importance from many different perspectives. “We on the Vineyard are particularly vulnerable. We’re on an island, subject to the vagaries of weather. We can’t get into a car and drive to tertiary care. Boston MedFlight is an essential service.” where she received life-saving care. Polly boarded the next ferry. When she arrived at MGH, the cardiologist told Polly that thanks to Boston MedFlight, Mary had received treatment more quickly than if she’d been living in a Boston suburb. After five days in the hospital, Polly brought Mary back home, where she had two more years of life before dying peacefully at home on April 17, 2007, with Polly and her brother by her side. THE CALL TO MEDICINE
Polly loves physiology and might have originally pursued a career in medicine if she’d “conquered” chemistry in college. Instead, she spent 13 years as a telecommunications executive. A mid-career shift led her to Harvard Law School, from which she graduated in 1985. While working in both business and law, Polly’s lifelong interest in medicine and the common good were always in peripheral view. She has served and continues to serve as a board member for community-focused nonprofits. Polly’s natural aptitude, passion, and experience were the inspiration behind Vineyard Village at Home, a nonprofit she launched in 2007 to help older Vineyarders continue living in their own homes. The organization provides access to a wide range of
volunteer, household, health, social, and professional services to support safety, comfort, and independence. This vital work, however, is just one part of how Polly supports the island she loves. After her mother passed away, Polly decided to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). “Mom had the benefit of emergency services, and I thought that being an EMT was something I could do.” Polly earned her EMT certification and began working in 2008. Today Polly carries a pager and fills in shifts as needed, at times interfacing with the organization she credits with extending her mother’s life. “We all hear the helicopters coming in over the harbor and landing at the hospital. I wonder how many of us realize that they’re here to lift someone to life-saving care off-island.” Polly appreciates Boston MedFlight’s importance from many different perspectives. “We on the Vineyard are particularly vulnerable. We’re on an island, subject to the vagaries of weather. We can’t get into a car and drive to tertiary care. Boston MedFlight is an essential service. We’ve done so much to upgrade our island’s medical services—the physical facility at the hospital, more specialists, more physicians, more caregivers—but that’s not enough. We need the lifeline to get to tertiary hospitals. Boston MedFlight is that lifeline.”
few years alone we’ve invested over $200,000 to purchase continue to provide our staff with the best possible training.
Ways to Give BOSTON MEDFLIGHT GRATEFULLY ACCEPTS CHARITABLE GIFTS made by check, credit card, appreciated securities or
bequests, as well as in-kind gifts. All gifts to Boston MedFlight, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, are tax-deductible. CHECK
Checks may be mailed to our headquarters at Boston MedFlight, Robins Street, Hangar 1727, Hanscom Air Force Base, Bedford, MA 01730. CREDIT CARD
Donors can make a secure gift online with a credit card through the Boston MedFlight website. Go to www.bostonmedflight.org and click on “Donate.” Donors may also call the Development Department at 781-457-5346 to make a credit card gift by phone. STOCK
Donors interested in making a gift of stock or other appreciated securities can receive transfer instructions by contacting the Development Department at 781-457-5346 or firstname.lastname@example.org. B E Q U E S T S A N D O T H E R E S TAT E G I F T S
A bequest is a gift made through a will or trust. This gift may take the form of a specific dollar amount, a percentage of one’s estate, or be a portion of or the entire residual of one’s estate after other specific bequests have been determined. Donors who already have a will may add Boston MedFlight as a beneficiary via a codicil. In addition to a will or trust, donors can complete a beneficiary designation form with their financial institution to name Boston MedFlight as a beneficiary of any of these accounts: IRAs, life insurance policies, or donor-advised funds. Donors who provide support for Boston MedFlight in their wills, trusts, life income gifts, retirement plans, life insurance designations, and other planned gifts are recognized as members of the Dr. Suzanne K. Wedel Legacy Society (see page 35 for more information).
C A P I TA L G I F T S
Boston MedFlight’s Future Headquarters and Center of Operations Boston MedFlight is seeking leadership gifts and pledges toward the construction of this important new facility (please see pages 12–13 for more information). To learn more about the project or discuss naming opportunities and your own support, please contact Tom Hudner, Chief Development Officer, at email@example.com or 781-457-5316. M AT C H I N G G I F T S
Many employers match employee contributions, which can often double or even triple a donor’s gift! Check with your company’s human resources or payroll department to see if a matching gift program is available. TRIBUTE GIFTS
Gifts to Boston MedFlight can be made in honor or memory of an individual or group. If the donor wishes, we will inform the person, family, or group of the donor’s thoughtful gesture (the gift amount is kept confidential). IN-KIND GIFTS
Another easy, cashless, and tax-friendly way to make a donation is with an in-kind gift. Popular examples are sports tickets and memorabilia, a week at a ski or beach condo, or professional services. Such gifts can be included as auction items or prizes at Boston MedFlight fundraising events, helping us to raise vital financial support. Donors of in-kind gifts receive a receipt for tax purposes verifying the donation. Our legal name is New England Life Flight Inc., dba Boston MedFlight, tax ID number: 22-2582060.
Andrew Farkas, CFRN, EMT-P, Boston MedFlight’s Chief Operating Officer, accepts the 2016 Dr. Suzanne Wedel Patient Advocate award. This award is presented by the Association of Critical Care Transport (ACCT) for work in supporting patient-centered and high-quality critical care transport. ACCT is a nonprofit grassroots patient advocacy organization committed to ensuring that critically ill and injured patients have access to the safest and highest-quality critical care transport system possible. Congratulations to Andrew!
B OSTO N MEDFL I GHT FY1 6 DONOR LIST
The donors listed below made outright gifts to Boston MedFlight between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016, during our 2016 fiscal year. $20,000 AND ABOVE The Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Tupancy-Harris Foundation* $10,000–$19,999 Airbus Helicopters, Inc. Arbella Insurance Foundation* Mr. Tony Hatoun and Ms. Andrea Levitt The Kohlberg Foundation Mr. David Mugar Mugar Enterprises Signature Flight Support Mr. Scott Ulm and Ms. Pamela Wilton Ulm Charitable Fund Vineyard Golf Club Foundation* $5,000–$9,999 Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Bell Mrs. Martha Cox* The Cox Foundation* Mr. and Mrs. William Devin Donoghue Barrett & Singal, P.C. Mr. Robert Dowling* Dowling Insurance Agency* Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Field* Jet Logistics, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Julian Joffe Mr. and Mrs. Charles Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Mittenthal* Nantucket Golf Club Foundation Mr. Stephen R. Karp New England Development Management, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. John West* Zoll Medical Corporation $1,000–$4,999 AAFCPAs AirSure Limited Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Company Mr. and Mrs. Merrick Andlinger Anonymous Armstrong Ambulance Service, Inc. Mr. James Athanasoulas Dr. and Mrs. David Barlow The Gary A. and Carole P. Beller Family Fund* Jody and Brian Berger Mrs. Gloria Jarecki Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Brown Ms. Polly Brown* Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Burbage
Mr. Marshall Carter Cataldo Ambulance Service, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Menschel* Charina Foundation* Cherry Family Foundation* Mr. and Mrs. Donald Clark Dr. Alasdair Conn Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation Mr. and Mrs. David Smick David and Vickie Smick Foundation Dr. and Mrs. William Druckemiller EasCare, LLC * Dr. Adoracion Estanislao Mr. James Flaws and Ms. Marcia Weber* FlightSafety International, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Friedman* Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gerstner Gerstner Family Foundation Glidden’s Island Seafood Mr. Paul Gray Ms. Susan Green Ms. Carolyn Grimes Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation Mrs. Lucile Hays Ms. Patricia Herlihy Mrs. Catherine Holmes Mr. Howard Bloom Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Christopher Lemley Mr. and Mrs. Robert Levy Mr. and Mrs. James Loeffler Mr. and Mrs. John Loose Mr. J Randall MacDonald Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Mandell Samuel P. Mandell Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Ben McGrath Drs. William Meehan and Laura Roebuck* Mr. and Mrs. Richard Menschel* Metro Aviation Mimi and Peter Haas Fund Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Mortenson Mr. Robert J. Newhouse, Jr.* Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pickard* Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Power Ms. Ann Prestipino* ProEMS Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Rappaport Mr. and Mrs. Steve Renehan Ms. Sylvia Richards Mr. Robert Rosenblum
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Mr. and Mrs. David Ross Ross Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Don Segalas Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Guy Snowden The Snowden Charitable Fund Ms. Nancy C. Berube Stephen and Alice Cutler Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John Sussek, Jr. Mr. Robert Sylvia* Mr. James Taricani and Ms. Laurie White The DeJesus Family Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Alan Schwartz The Schwartz Family Foundation UDA Architects USTelecenters Ms. Carlene Veara Mr. and Mrs. David Weaver Mr. and Mrs. Tom Weinstock* Mr. and Mrs. Finn Wentworth* Mr. and Mrs. F. Helmut Weymar* Weymar Family Foundation, Twin Chimney, Inc.* Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Zimmer $500–$999 Anonymous Ms. Mariann Hundahl Appley* Around The Clock Home Healthcare Mr. and Mrs. Stephan Baptista* Dr. Brien Barnewolt Ms. Lucinda Barrett Mr. Aaron Bell Mr. Rich Belmont Ms. Jane Matlaw Ms. Susan Boccuzzo Ms. Kristen Bowman Braver Wealth Management Dr. Riad Cachecho Ms. Colleen Cassidy Ms. Pamela Van Hoven Clark Mr. Tom Clarke and Ms. Alison Hodges Controlled Substance Security Consultants, Inc. Mr. Scott Crowley Mr. William Cyr Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dowling* Mr. William Doyle Mr. John Duggan Ms. Lisa Quattrocchi Edward H. Benenson Foundation, Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. Frederic Frigoletto, Jr. Global Aerospace Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Goetze Dr. Gene Grindlinger Hamilton Medical Mr. Peter Healy Mr. Thomas Hudner III Mr. James Ikard Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Jessiman Dr. Monica Kleinman Ms. Christine Kociszewski Ms. Joan Lapham* Love Is Magic Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Loveng Mr. Jered Maguire Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McCasland Mr. Kevin Meaney Mr. Michael Metz and Ms. Clare Casademont Mia K. Lough Memorial of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Michael Molliver Ms. Beth Myers Mr. and Mrs. David Northrup* One Call Medical Transports Mr. and Mrs. William Pfeil* Ms. Karen W. Rainwater Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rogers* Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. Gilbert Verney Foundation Ms. Wendy Warring Ms. Janis Wentzell* A Storage Solution* Wilmington Trust $250–$499 Aisling Partners Insurance Brokerage, LLC Anonymous Mr. Kenneth Bartels and Ms. Jane Condon* Mr. and Mrs. William Beattie* Dr. Alastair Bell Mr. Gerald Biondi Mr. Peter Boak Dr. Susan Briggs Dr. Peter Burke Ms. Traci Camelo Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Capobianco Ms. Jayne Carvelli-Sheehan Mr. and Mrs. James Cascio Mr. Bryan Coyne
Mr. James Crabtree* Ms. Carol Cross Mr. and Mrs. Edward DeSeta Ms. Irina Dictenberg Mr. Terry Dougherty Mrs. Mary Espy* Exploration School* Falcon Air, Inc. Mr. Kenneth Fallon Mr. and Mrs. Morton Fearey, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gentner Ms. Toby Greenberg Mr. and Mrs. David Hatch Mr. Peter Herzig Mrs. Sarah Hindle* The Horchow Family* Chatham Hill Investment Partnership* HSI/Syncordia Technologies and Healthcare Solutions Maura and Scott Hughes Ms. Denice Joyce Mr. Thomas Kershaw Kershaw Foundation Charitable Trust Ms. Nancy Lampe Ms. Jill McDonald Halsey Ms. Jean Levins Mr. and Mrs. Philip M. Lodico Mr. Thomas Loring Mr. Mark Luthringshauser Mrs. Marilee Matteson Miles Of Excavating Mr. and Mrs. Robert Newhouse* Mr. and Mrs. William O’Callaghan* Mr. Theodore Osiecki Dr. Robert Pascucci Hector and Janet Pope Pro Airways, LLC Quality Carton and Converting Reliance Standard Mr. and Mrs. George M. Rich, Jr. Ms. Waltraud Richards Mrs. Karen Urban Rovinski Mr. Mark Rubenstein Mr. Greg Schneider Ms. Malisa Schuyler Dr. and Mrs. Robert Shapiro Mrs. Joan Small Mr. C. William Steelman Mrs. Mary Usuriello Village Green Nurseries
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Mr. and Mrs. Scott Whitlock* Dr. and Mrs. Richard Wolfe Mr. and Mrs. Marc Wolpow Mr. and Mrs. Steven Yanez UP TO $249 Mr. E. Brady Aikens Ms. Cristina Ajemian Ms. Mary Aldrich-Moodie Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Alfieri Mr. and Mrs. Francis Aliberte* Mrs. Judith Amaral Mr. and Mrs. John Andel Rev. and Mrs. Edward Anderson Ms. Rita Angelo Anonymous Dr. Richard M. Arnold Mr. Todd Arnow Mr. and Mrs. Joel Aronson* Mr. Ronald Arruda Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Arvay Dr. Stanley Ashley Mrs. Anne Bailliere Mrs. Mary Ballinger Ms. Janet Baptista Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bardsley III Mr. and Mrs. Francis Barry Mr. and Mrs. John Bartholdson Mr. and Mrs. Norman Bastarache* Mr. Frank Batista Mr. and Mrs. John Belash Ms. Donna Belmore Mr. Arthur Ben David Ms. Helen Berardi* Ms. Susan Bettencourt Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Bevis Ms. Kimberly Bilello Mrs. Joan Binford Ms. Janet Birch* Mr. Charles Blathras Mr. and Mrs. Trent Blathras Mrs. Shirley Bonanno* Mr. Joseph Bosco Mr. and Mrs. George Botelho Dr. Michael Bralower Mr. Robert Brandano* Mr. and Mrs. James Breed Broadleaf Services, Inc. Rev. James Broderick Ms. Diana Brown Mr. Richard Brown Mrs. Shelley Brown
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Ms. Tina Brown* Mr. Joseph Brune Mr. John Buchanan Mr. and Mrs. Richard Buckley Mr. David Bullock Ms. Janet Bumpus Mrs. Agnes Burke Mr. John Burke Mr. and Mrs. Walter Burke Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burton Mr. Michael Bussell* Ms. Mary Butler Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Cabot Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Caccamise Mr. Gary Calderwood Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Calisi Ms. Madelyn Canniff Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Cannon Ms. Nancy Cantelmo Mr. and Mrs. Vito Capizzo* Mr. and Mrs. Edward Carey Mr. and Mrs. James Carmody Mrs. Rosanne Carney Mr. and Mrs. Russell Carney Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Carrey Ms. Eliese Catarius Centerville Osterville Marston Mills Fire Fighters Local 2346 Mr. and Mrs. Adam Cerel Mr. and Mrs. Richard Charpie* Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Cicciu Mrs. Nancy Clay Mr. Phil Coghlan Dr. Howard Cohen* Dr. and Mrs. Jason Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Allen Collins Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Colucci, Jr. Ms. Linda Conaway Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Conlon Mrs. Carol Connelly Mr. and Mrs. Donald Conners Ms. Lisa Conners-Wright Mr. and Mrs. John Connors Mr. and Mrs. David Cores Mrs. Norma Cormier Mr. and Mrs. Howard T. Costa, Jr. Mrs. Kelley Coye Ms. Judith Crofts Mr. Daniel Culkin Ms. Maureen Cullen Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Cummings Mrs. Theresa Curtis Mr. Mark Daley Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Dean Mr. and Mrs. Manuel DeBettencourt Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dellapi Mr. Roland Demerchant Mr. and Mrs. Brian Denton Ms. Peggy Desclos Susan M. Deutsch Foundation Mrs. Joan M. Dias Mr. Robert Dias* Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dâ€™Innocenzo* Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dobies* Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Doiron
Mrs. Sally Donnellan Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Dukett Ms. Ethel Dunham Ms. Meredith Dunn Ms. Cecelia Durham Mr. David Earl East Creek Foundation Mr. Charles Ebinger Ms. Jo Anne Elliot Mr. and Mrs. Douglass Ellis Mrs. Carol Ellsworth* Mr. and Mrs. William Emswiler III Ms. Ellen English Mr. and Mrs. Fernando Esteban* Mr. Nicholas Eufrazio Ms. Mary Every Extreme Networks Mr. and Mrs. Jack Faer* Mr. and Mrs. Morton Fearey II Mr. James Feldman Mr. and Mrs. William Fenniman Ms. Brittany Fernandes Ms. Laraine Fiereck Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fish Mrs. Joan Fisher* Mr. and Mrs. Carl Flodin* Ms. Diane Flynn Mr. Michael Flynn Focus Technology Solutions Mr. Edward Fox Foxborough Police Relief Association Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Francis* Mr. Carl Peter Fredland
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Announcing the Dr. Suzanne K. Wedel Legacy Society at Boston MedFlight The Dr. Suzanne K. Wedel Legacy Society honors those who provide support for Boston MedFlight in their wills, trusts, life income gifts, retirement plans, life insurance designations, and other planned gifts. DR. SUZANNE K. WEDEL
Dr. Suzanne K. Wedel led Boston MedFlight as Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director for 27 years, from 1989 until her passing in 2016. Dr. Wedel was beloved and respected by her friends, colleagues, and individuals throughout the medical field and critical care transport industry. Known equally for her intelligence and medical expertise, Dr. Wedel was a driving force in developing best practices in critical care medicine. Dr. Wedel’s dedication to Boston MedFlight and our patients was unparalleled, as was her belief in the organization’s past, present, and future. As a physician and leader, Dr. Wedel was selfless, loyal, and empathetic, exemplifying the practice of “compassionate care.” The Dr. Suzanne K. Wedel Legacy Society honors this abiding commitment to Boston MedFlight’s mission. Thoughtful donors who have made provisions for Boston MedFlight in their estate plans demonstrate their own dedication to the organization’s mission, its future, and the patients we care for every day.
“The establishment of The Dr. Suzanne K. Wedel Legacy Society is a wonderful tribute to Suzanne and her dedication to Boston MedFlight and the thousands of patients and families cared for by the organization during her 27 years as CEO and Medical Director. Our family is grateful to Boston MedFlight for honoring Suzanne’s memory in this meaningful way.” — Alasdair K. Conn, MD, husband of the late Suzanne K. Wedel, MD, and Chief Emeritus of Emergency Services at Massachusetts General Hospital L E T U S T H A N K YO U
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