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Expert Critical Care Providers

lfhangar1The UMass Memorial LifeFlight critical care transport team is composed of highly trained flight registered nurses and critical care paramedics, all of whom have extensive experience in critical care medicine and emergency pre-hospital care. In addition, several of our staff hold advanced certifications within their disciplines and are recognized as instructors in various medical specialties, including Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and specific critical care modalities. Our patients – and our community – can always be assured that the LifeFlight team are at the top of their field and are the very best pre-hospital critical care providers.

Flight Nurse Requirements

Licensure by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Registered Nurse (RN), certification by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an EMT-Basic (EMT-B), certification in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support by the American Heart Association (or equivalent), Neonatal Resuscitation Program certification, Advanced Trauma Life Support and minimum of five years of experience in critical care or emergency nursing, certification as a Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN) or Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN).

Flight Paramedic Requirements

Certification by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an EMT-Paramedic (EMT-P), certification in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support by the American Heart Association, Neonatal Resuscitation Program certification, Advanced Trauma Life Support and minimum of five years of experience in high-volume 911 emergency pre-hospital care and/ or critical care transport, certification as a flight paramedic or critical care paramedic (FP-C or CCP-C) from The Board for Critical Care Transport Certification (within one year of hire).

Meet Our Team

     
 

Cheryl Coyle, RN
Chief Flight Nurse
Medical Crew Chief

 
     

John Foustoukos, RN, EMTB
Flight Nurse

Paul Broman, RN, EMTB
Flight Nurse

Angela Talbot, RN, EMTB
Flight Nurse

     

David DeRosier, RN, EMTP
Flight Nurse

Donald LeBlanc, RN, EMTB
Flight Nurse

Sara Baker, RN, EMTB
Flight Nurse

     

Vincent Froncek, RN, NP, EMTP
Flight Nurse

Rodney Witkos, EMTP, FP-C
Flight Paramedic

Glenn Olson, EMTP, FP-C
Flight Paramedic

     

Jorge Yarzebski, EMTP, FP-C
Flight Paramedic

Andrew Castellana, EMTP, FP-C Flight Paramedic

Michael Manganaro, EMTP, FP-C
Flight Paramedic

Medical Control and Quality Assurance

UMass Memorial physicians are active and fully engaged in our critical care transport program. Indeed, for many years, UMass Memorial LifeFlight was staffed by physicians who were part of the emergency medicine residency program of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Today, our experienced physicians – many of whom flew with our program as residents – oversee the clinical aspects of all that we do, including our treatment protocols and our daily and weekly quality assurance and performance improvement activities. Our physicians are represented on various local and state-level advisory committees including the Emergency Medical Advisory Board to the Department of Public Health, and the Central Massachusetts Emergency Medical Systems Corporation.

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Our Department

UMass Memorial EMS is a Department of the UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, the region’s only Level I ACS verified trauma center. UMass Memorial (Worcester) EMS is wholly owned and operated by the Medical Center. UMass Memorial Lifeflight is operated by Air Methods Corp. (QMLA253U) and staffed by UMass Memorial Medical Center.