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Care Air and Angel Flight Service help local patient gain access to medical care

Rob McInnis, Pilot; Dan Ashman, AM Ford Owner & Driver; Don Nutini, Director Care Air; Kim Kostuik, patient from Cranbrook; Jeff Wookey, President Care Air.

Kim Kostiuk, a patient from Cranbrook who had an appointment at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH), was transported to the Trail Regional Airport (YZZ) on Friday, June 17, 2021 through Angel Flight East Kootenay and returned to Cranbrook the same day.  Care Air, the West Kootenay Angel Flight service, arranged for Kim’s ground transportation to and from KBRH by AM Ford.

Both Angel Flight East Kootenay and Care Air are fully volunteer-run charities that provide free air transportation for patients requiring medical care outside of their immediate communities.  AM Ford will provide free ground transportation to and from YZZ for any future Angel Flight and Care Air patients. 

For anyone wanting to offer help, contact Care Air president Jeff Wookey at or 250-512-7675.