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SkyHealth takes flight

On the Bridgeport Hospital helipad after completing the first flight are (l-r) SkyHealth nurse Jennifer Neyer, Bridgeport Hospital Director of Trauma Services Paul Possenti, paramedic Amen Alhadi and pilot Mike Conti.

SkyHealth, the new air ambulance service jointly run by YNHHS and North Shore-LIJ Health System, made its first official flight Nov. 14. SkyHealth’s Eurocopter EC 135 P2+ departed from its Long Island base to transport a patient from Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London to Yale- New Haven Hospital before flying to its Connecticut base at Bridgeport Hospital.