About - A non-profit helicopter emergency medical service for south Texas.

HALO-Flight

Mission

HALO-Flight’s mission is to provide emergency medical transport for critically ill or injured persons requiring medical or trauma facilities within our south Texas service area. Emergency assistance is provided to all persons regardless of their ability to pay.

History

In 1987, HALO-Flight Inc., a nonprofit charitable organization, began air ambulance service to provide the fastest and safest emergency air transportation and medical care for residents and visitors of south Texas.  A small group of concerned citizens, physicians and civic groups aided in establishing this much-needed medical service. The base of operations was moved to Corpus Christi in 1989, providing a location that better served the community. Since its beginning HALO-Flight has transported thousands of critically ill and injured patients.*

Before HALO-Flight, patients were transported by ground ambulance to local hospitals and the regional trauma center in Corpus Christi, often resulting in tragic delays.  Today, local hospitals rely on HALO-Flight to transport patients by helicopter throughout the south Texas service area. All transports are staffed by specially trained medical crews and outfitted with the very latest in emergency medical equipment.

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Meet our Staff

Board of Directors

Larry Hale:
President

Wells Fargo Bank:
Senior Vice President
Serving Since: 2004

Darrell H. Nordeen:
Vice-President

Celanese Corporation:
Site Director/ V.P. of Operations (Retired)
Serving Since: 2001

Jay Koska M.D., Ph. D.:
Secretary

UTMB:
Pediatric Anesthesiologist
Serving Since: 1994

Alice G. Mendoza, R. Ph.:
Director

CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital - Kleberg:
Director of Pharmacy
Serving Since: 1988

Benna Timperlake:
Director

Philanthropist:
Serving Since: 2012

Bill Colston, Jr.:
Director

Riviera Telephone Company, Inc.:
President & General Manager
Serving Since: 2009

David Ainsworth, Sr:
Director

Ainsworth Trucking:
President
Serving Since: 2013

Eddie Yaklin:
Director

Eddie Yaklin Ford:
Dealer Principle
Serving Since: 2003

Jeff R. Kirk:
Director

Celanese:
Global Remediation Manager (Chemical Engineer)
Serving Since: 2003

Judge Richard S. Schmidt:
Director

United States Bankruptcy Court:
Judge
Serving Since: 2006

Larry Webb:
Director

Flint Hills Resources:
Health & Safety Manager
Serving Since: 2013

Michael Simmons:
Director

CHRISTUS Spohn Memorial-ER:
Attending Physician
Serving Since: 2004