WellSpan WellFlight Base Relocates to Lebanon’s Emergency Dispatch Center


Base continues services in Lancaster County

LEBANON, PA – April 4, 2024 – Air Methods announced its WellSpan WellFlight base in Lancaster, PA officially relocated to Lebanon County, PA where operations of life-saving services continue throughout the county and beyond.

“While WellSpan WellFlight relocated to Lebanon, I’m thankful their excellent and much-needed services will continue to serve the Lancaster area,” said Pennsylvania State Representative Dave Zimmerman.  

Though based in a new location, the WellFlight team will continue to serve Lancaster County residents and visitors. The team is co-housed in Lebanon’s newly built public safety facility, completing a full emergency service ecosystem.

“We are grateful for the relationship we built with East Cocalico Township and the Stevens Fire Department and are proud to be partnered with the Lebanon County Department of Emergency Services,” said WellFlight Account Executive Ron Brown. “With the relocation to Lebanon, there was no interruption of emergency service to the communities we serve. That is WellFlight’s testament and commitment to ensuring efficient and reliable service.”

WellFlight is a community-based service—operating 24/7/365 service coverage for the region—transporting every patient who needs critical air medical services, regardless of their ability to pay. In conjunction with its sister base in Gettysburg, the WellFlight program has improved access to emergency services centered on transporting sick patients as well as scene and trauma-related calls within surrounding communities assisting fire and emergency medical service (EMS) teams.

“We are very excited to be in Lebanon County and the opportunity to provide the community with advanced critical care when time matters most,” said WellFlight Clinical Base Lead and Flight Nurse Bob Salvatico. “We augment ground EMS with the ability to provide emergency blood transfusions, rapid and advanced airway management, as well as an expanded medication scope of care to treat patients on the scene just like they are in an intensive care unit (ICU). Additionally, we are positioned to ensure safe, rapid, and efficient transport to a variety of tertiary care hospitals in the region.”

The clinical team is extensively trained through Air Methods Ascend, an in-person and online training program that allows clinicians to perform at the top of their licensure, providing the highest level of prehospital care, and enabling clinicians to work in lockstep across the region no matter the community they are serving. Ascend is also available to medical personnel across the nation.

As an extension of services, the WellFlight team offers several community courses for local first response agencies including landing zone safety training, cardiac and/or airway management, and trauma-related incident courses. In addition, the team enjoys the opportunity to attend local events to bring the aircraft when available for community members to see services upfront. Anyone can request these offerings by visiting the website or emailing the team.

“Since opening the second joint venture location with WellSpan Health nearly a year ago, Air Methods and the WellFlight team have worked diligently on developing strong partnerships in the counties we serve,” said Brown. “We look forward to continuing to build on this strong foundation for years to come.”