LIFE STAR is a critical care helicopter service which responds to and provides air transport for a variety of patients who require care at a tertiary care facility.

The LIFE STAR crew consists of a flight nurse, flight respiratory therapist, pilot, mechanic and communication specialist.


The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems will conduct an accreditation site visit of:

LIFE STAR-Hartford Hospital

On September 30th, 2019 through October 1st, 2019

The purpose of the site visit will be to evaluate the program’s compliance with nationally established medical transport standards. The site visit results will be used to determine whether, and the conditions under which accreditation should be awarded to the program.

CAMTS accreditation standards deal with issues of patient care and safety of the transport environment. Anyone believing that he or she has pertinent or valid information about such matters may request a public information interview with the CAMTS site surveyors at the time of the site visit. Information presented at the interview will be carefully evaluated for relevance to the accreditation process. Requests for public information interviews must be made in writing and sent to CAMTS no later than 10 business days before the site survey begins. The request should also indicate the nature of the information to be provided during the interview. Such request should be addressed to:

Office of the Executive Director
Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems
PO Box 130
Sandy Springs, SC 29677

The Commission will acknowledge such written requests in writing or by telephone and will inform the program of the request for an interview. The Commission will, in turn, notify the interviewee of the date, time and place of the meeting.

This notice is posted in accordance with CAMTS requirements and shall not be removed until the site visit is completed.

Date Posted: September 1, 2019


The LIFE STAR critical care air medical transport service began operation in 1985.

Our Team

The crew consists of a flight nurse, flight respiratory therapist, pilot, mechanic, and communication specialist.

Departments & Services

The STAR Program is designed to provide a clinical learning experience for employees related to the Emergency Services field.

Patient Support

Research and Education are important in all LIFE STAR roles.

Resources & Tools

Find extra information and forms to utilize LIFE STAR.