Flight For Life, established in 1972, and was the first hospital-based air ambulance program in the United States. Part of the Centura Health Network and based out of St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, Flight for Life serves the entire Rocky Mountain Region.
Rotor wing equipment is leased from Air Methods, Inc. while fixed wing aircraft is leased from and operated by Mayo Aviation based out of the Centennial Airport. Flight for Life Colorado is dispatched by the St. Anthony Communications Center located at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood.
In 1972, St. Anthony Hospital joined in with the Bancroft Fire Protection District to start operating the departments own ambulance transport service, and again partnered in 1973 to utilize the new helicopter “Chopper 7”.