Boston MedFlight Pledges to Meet COVID Clean Standards Protecting Patients and CrewsAugust 12, 2020 Boston MedFlight recently signed a pledge to keep their helicopters and facilities clean and sanitized both during and between transport flights. The COVID Clean Pledge is a product of Helicopter Association International (HAI) and provides a list of steps that organizations must agree to do when signing the pledge.
The steps include sanitizing helicopters between flights and conducting a deeper cleaning each night. Cleaning standards are provided by the manufacturer of the helicopter. Additionally, Boston MedFlight employees wear masks and other appropriate personal protective equipment during all flights and maintain cleanliness standards in publically accessible areas of their facilities.
“Our highest priority is the health and safety of our patients and our staff,” says Rick Kenin, Chief Operating Officer, Transport for Boston MedFlight. “We accept the standards of the HAI COVID Clean Pledge because we want everyone to know that we are taking every possible precaution to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. The HAI COVID Clean Pledge includes a commitment to ensure patients are protected in every possible manner.”
Boston MedFlight is the region’s primary provider of critical care medical transport by air and ground, caring for more than 4,700 patients annually, including the most critically ill and injured infants, children and adults. Boston MedFlight has been on the front lines of the current pandemic, having transported more than 700 of the area’s sickest COVID-19 patients from community hospitals to larger tertiary care facilities. As a nonprofit, the organization provides over $4 million in free and unreimbursed care each year to patients in need who have little or no medical insurance.