"Flight For Life" Sets Medical Milestone For East Texas

A milestone is celebrated in the history of East Texas health care.

"Flight For Life" is 20 years old this year. The air ambulance service of Trinity Mother Frances Health System was first launched in December 1985 and was the first medical helicopter service in East Texas. Before that, air transport had to come from Dallas or Houston.

"Flight For Life" now makes 600 patient flights every year, serving 23 counties.

Morgan Palmer, reporting. mpalmer@kltv.com