May 2020 – When the Colorado Hospital Association contacted Heart to Heart International and requested medical supplies to respond to COVID-19 for its rural hospitals throughout the state, it was Angel Flight Central that flew to the rescue.
After loading a Beechcraft KingAir with 42 boxes of hand sanitizer (donated by Holladay Distillery) plus masks, gowns, gloves and wipes, pilots Mike McGraw and Tim Stanley flew the nearly 1,500 pounds of medical aid to Denver, Colorado. These supplies were than distributed to help rural hospitals throughout Colorado.
“The delivery was amazing. Thanks so much for your generosity! Take care and stay safe.”
– Benjamin D. Anderson, M.B.A., M.H.C.D.S., Vice President, Rural Health and Hospitals, Colorado Hospital Association
Thanks to the entire Angel Flight Central crew for their incredible assistance in helping us fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rural Americans face significant obstacles in health care access, including geographic isolation, limited job opportunities, and lack of health care providers. In fact, many rural communities are deemed Health Professional Shortage Areas.
To help combat these challenges in the Bootheel of Missouri, HHI has partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense and Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation. Through this collaboration, an HHI volunteer medical team, along with military servicemen and women, will provide no-cost medical, dental and optical care to patients who are uninsured, underinsured or in need of quality care.
There are no income guidelines or residency restrictions to receive care. Providers will conduct physical exams and address acute and chronic needs of patients. The HHI medical team began treating patients on June 14, 2019, and will continue working through June 22, 2019.