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STARS Releases SHC Impact Report

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STARS has released their annual Imapct report for Saddle Hills County. We've published excerpts below. You can simply click on the link to download the full report.


In 2021, Saddle Hills County generously contributed $200,000 towards STARS flight operations from the Grande Prairie base that serves the northern region of Alberta, as well as a generous fleet contribution of $100,000 in 2021 - THANK YOU. 2022 will mark 15-years of support for STARS from Saddle Hills County, and we will be proud to embark upon the first flight of the Grande Prairie base H145 that will serve the northern region of the province with you by our side. With your partnership we continue fighting for the lives of people who work, play, and travel across the prairie provinces.

2020 and 2021 have been unprecedented years for every sector of industry, non-profit organizations, and communities. That is why many things at STARS have looked different, including how we prepare for a mission, our community education training endeavors, our day-to-day work environments, and how we engage with our colleagues and the community. While these current environmental challenges prevented our in-person camaraderie, the commitment to the safety of our communities remains, and your support has never wavered. We are so grateful that we can continue to play a vital role in your safety values during these challenging times.

We are sincerely grateful for your commitment, which helped STARS carry out 2,994 flights across Western Canada during the past year, with 1,436 in Alberta alone. Our Emergency Link Centre (ELC) handled 32,702 emergency requests (an average of 90 per day), with 9,430 being industry related calls. Due to COVID-19 our mobile education and community outreach programs have been interrupted to accommodate provincial health restrictions. Despite that, our crew still facilitated education and training for 1,757 medical personnel across the Western provinces.

As a leading healthcare organization, we must always lead by example, and the safety of our air medical crew, pilots and patients remains at the forefront of every decision we make. In the first week of November 2020, slightly more than 18 per cent of all STARS missions across the Prairies were related to patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. On Sept. 24, 2021 we reached a one-day record, transporting six COVID-19 patients in one day. When you support STARS, you ride along with us on every mission.

For more than 35 years, STARS success has been grounded in community partnerships and donations. We are committed to continuing those alliances and providing life-saving services well into the future, for your children, your grandchildren, and beyond.

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