While much has changed since 1978, the mission remains the same

From its early beginnings as the country's fifth air-medical program and a pioneer helping develop new ways to save lives, LifeFlight Eagle's mission has been to provide rural communities with access to rapid, life-saving critical-care transport.

LifeFlight Eagle's roots began as the Spirit of Saint Joseph Life Flight, which launched in 1978 as the vision of a group of physicians and nuns at Saint Joseph Health Center in Kansas City.