Lottery funds help Mercy Flights take off!
Mercy Flights, a non-profit medical transport service, is poised to take up residence in its new $4.6 million facility thanks in part to funding from the Oregon Lottery. Crews and administrators couldn’t be happier as they move into their new four-bay structure, boasting 10,885 square feet of hangar space and 3,675 square feet of shop space. Mercy Flights’ General Manager, Ken Parsons and CFO, Cathy Parsons, said improvements were much needed and they were fortunate for ongoing community support and to have secured a $3.9 million grant from Connect Oregon III, a $100 million Lottery-backed bond package dedicated to investing in air, rail, marine and transit infrastructure.
The Mercy Flights air ambulances have flown more than 15,000 patients throughout the western United States and have been providing quick and compassionate emergency services in the Medford and surrounding community since 1949. The Mercy Flights' staff is made up of highly-trained critical care nurses, emergency medical technicians, rescue paramedics, and experienced pilots. Mercy Flights maintains a fleet of advanced life support equipped ambulances to respond to emergency 911 calls, 24-hours a day.
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