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Saving Lives in the Air

Published: May 21st, 2020

After over a year of preparation, the UF Health ShandsCair team performed its first in-flight prehospital blood transfusion. Don Irving piloted the flight, where Staccie Allen D.N.P., APRN, EMT-P, CFRN, C.C.P., and […]

ShandsCair Team

ShandsCair is Hiring

Published: Jun 9th, 2017

Join the UF Health ShandsCair Team and view our open positions here. Search keyword “ShandsCair.”    

Introducing ShandsCair 5

Published: Apr 17th, 2017

UF Health ShandsCair is proud to introduce the newest member in our fleet: ShandsCair 5 stationed in Panama City, FL  

Spicer Family

Published: Dec 19th, 2016

Mother of two, Sherri, younger sister Delaney and Savannah Spicer, better known by their friends and family as the “Spice Girls,” share an unbreakable bond. On Aug. 23, 2014, Savannah, […]

The Arnette Family

Published: Dec 5th, 2016

Each day, Christina Arnette slides onto her finger a silver ring of the infinity symbol intertwined with a heartbeat. Stephanie Howard, R.N., a cardiac ICU nurse at UF Health, wears […]

A miracle for Micah

Published: Nov 21st, 2016

Each November, millions of Americans give thanks for family, friends, football and a feast on Thanksgiving. But for some families, like the Bowmans, this time of year means so much […]

West Family Story

Published: Nov 7th, 2016

For Shands Fletcher West, everything changed in a split second. The 28-year-old from Apopka was driving on Interstate 4 near Sanford on Feb. 27 when a car in front of […]

Miss K’s Choppers

Published: Nov 1st, 2016

Nothing gives Kendall Lewis, better known as Miss K, more joy than seeing “her” helicopter flying high in the sky. And by “her” helicopter, we mean the ShandsCair chopper that […]

ShandsCair’s 35th Anniversary Celebration

Published: Oct 3rd, 2016

This year, ShandsCair, the air medical and critical care transport system for UF Health, is celebrating 35 years of life-saving missions. We salute our ShandsCair team for their outstanding dedication […]

Heath Schmidt

Heath Schmidt’s Story

Published: Oct 3rd, 2016

After a tragic motor vehicle accident, Heath Schmidt was rescued on-site by UF Health ShandsCair paramedics. Now, he’s paying it forward and serving others as a ShandsCair team member himself.