Evansville’s St. Vincent Hospital will stop using LifeFlight helicopters this fall and begin a partnership with another air ambulance service.
A news release from the former St. Mary’s hospital says LifeFlight will be replaced by StatFlight, which is operated by PHI Air Medical.
Evansville will become the sixth Indiana location for the St. Vincent StatFlight program.
Employees of Lifeflight will be asked to re-apply for their positions. The company says it has no plans to reduce staff.
St. Vincent says there should be no interruption in service during the transition.
LifeFlight has been airlifting patients for more than 35 years.
St. Vincent says StatFlight-branded helicopters will be equipped with industry leading technology and equipment—such as night vision goggles, a Helicopter Traffic Awareness Warning System, and Auto Pilot.
It will be capable of flying with IFR -- or Instrument Flying Rules -- in the coming months.