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STARS News Release

STARS marks first anniversary in Saskatchewan

April 30, 2013

Regina, Sask, April 30, 2013 – Today, STARS air ambulance acknowledges its one-year anniversary of providing helicopter air ambulance services in the province of Saskatchewan.

Since beginning operations from its Regina base in April 2012, STARS has flown or rendered care to more than 300 patients in Saskatchewan. STARS currently operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week from bases in Regina and Saskatoon.

STARS Vice President of Saskatchewan Operations, Ron Dufresne, said it’s been an honour to become such an integral part of the province’s chain of survival. “Every day we try to make difference in the lives of the critically ill and injured patients we carry,” said Dufrense. “We are grateful for the strong support shown by government, individual and corporate donors that make this possible.”

STARS is a non-profit helicopter air ambulance organization that provides rapid and specialized emergency care and transportation for critically ill and injured patients. Our doctors, nurses, paramedics, and pilots work with a team of dedicated support staff and community partners to save lives. STARS operates from bases in Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie and Winnipeg.

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Kelly Brossart
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