Covenant, Ascension Partnership in FlightCare as LifeNet Shuts Down

Ascension Saint Mary’s Hospital and Covenant Healthcare are parterning up for emergency air medical transportation.

Covenant will be entering into a preferred provider agreement with Saint Mary’s FlightCare after Covenant’s previous medical helicopter provider, Lifenet, closed its Michigan base on Wednesday. FlightCare helicopters transport critically ill or injured patients throughout the Lower Peninsula. According to Covenant President and CEO Beth Charlton, air transportation is a key component when responding to medical emergencies, and the partnership made sense to help patients get the care they need in those situations.