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Life Star Feted By Peers For Excellence In The Workplace

September 14, 2017

The crew and staff of Hartford HealthCare's critical care helicopter service Life Star have been recognized with the 2017 Connecticut Nurses Association (CNA) Excellence in the Workplace award.

This award honors work settings that promote professional autonomy, serve as role models for others, and show evidence of creativity, innovation, and positive outcomes.

"Our success would not be possible without the support of Hartford HealthCare, EMS, Fire and law enforcement, community hospitals and the community at large," said Danette Alexander, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Nurse Director, Emergency Services & LIFE STAR.

Established in 1985, Life Star flight nurses, respiratory therapists, pilots, mechanics and communication specialists work together closely to respond to and provide air transport for a variety of patients who require care at any tertiary care facility within a 150-mile radius of their bases in Meriden, Hartford and Norwich. More than 1,200 of the region's most critically ill and injured patients are transported annually by Life Star's two helicopters.

Previous Hartford HealthCare recipients of this award include Hartford Hospital's 9 North Neuro/Trauma Unit, the Family Birthing Center at MidState Medical Center, and the Hospital of Central Connecticut's N9 Nursing Unit.

Learn more about Life Star here.