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Lorain County airport extends Metro Life Flight contract

Metro Life Flight has extended its contract with Lorain County Regional Airport through 2017, with options running through 2019.

Metro Life Flight, MetroHealth Medical Center’s critical care transport program, has been a tenant of the airport since 2009. The Airbus EC-145 helicopter is staffed around the clock by two pilots and two medical crew members.

Severely injured Lorain County residents are most commonly flown to MetroHealth, the area’s only Level 1 adult trauma center.

In 2013, Metro Life Flight completed more than 700 patient missions from its Lorain base, including hospital transfers and scene runs.

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