Mineral Wells, March 31, 2007
CareFlite joined with PPGH at their annual health fare held at Clark Gardens in Mineral Wells on Saturday March, 31, 2007. David Dunson, Flight Paramedic from the Granbury Base represented CareFlite. David distributed CareFlite trinkets as well as membership applications to the public and to health care workers in attendance at the fair. CareFlite is currently offering Caring-Heart Air Ambulance Memberships which protects members against the high cost of air medical transportation in Palo Pinto and Parker Counties as well as ten other counties across the DFW Metroplex. For just $49 per household per year, your CareFlite Membership provides that CareFlite will accept your health insurance as payment in full for any transports during the plan year of May 1, 2007 through April 30, 2008. If you donít have health insurance, your Caring-Heart Membership means a 50% discount off of CareFliteís standard rates. The programís service area is up to 100 miles around DFW for helicopter EMS, 500 miles around DFW for fixed wing air ambulance, and CareFliteís ground ambulance services where available in and around the Metroplex. More information and membership applications are available at www.careflite.org
About Clark Gardens:
Surrounded by native woodlands and tucked away down a country road between Weatherford and Mineral Wells, is Clark Gardens Botanical Park. Its story is one of hard work, dreams and the visions of Max and Billie Clark. What began as the Clark's private garden in 1972 - a small personal endeavor of traditional landscaping on this rugged Texas hillside - is now a botanical masterpiece. Much of this world of tranquility - this unexpected treasure - was sparked by Billie Clark's inspirations. In 1999, Max and Billie established the Max and Billie Clark Foundation and donated 143 acres, including the gardens, to this new non-profit organization.
Now the gardens are an educational and scientific facility as well as a working model of beautiful, yet sustainable, landscapes. The native Texas and Texas adaptable plants the park exhibits are low maintenance and many are drought tolerant. On April 22, 2000, Clark Gardens opened its gates to the public and has been declared one of the most beautiful gardens in the nation. Visitors may take a photo journey of the making of Clark Gardens Botanical Park, and read more about its unique history when they visit the History House in the Park's West Garden Area. More information on Clark Gardens is available at www.clarkgardens.com
CareFlite is the 8th oldest air medical program in the United States having been founded in 1979 by Methodist Dallas Medical Center and Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital. In addition to its founding hospitals, CareFlite is sponsored by Arlington Memorial, Baylor Health Care System, JPS Health Network, Parkland Health and Hospital System, Presbyterian Hospitals and Texas Health Resources. A 501(c)3 nonprofit company based in Grand Prairie, CareFlite provides helicopter EMS, fixed wing air ambulance, ground ambulance/911 and wheelchair/stretcher van service in and around the DFW Metroplex. The company is a national leader in efforts to improve the safety of air ambulance operations and is the only instrument flight rules (IFR) helicopter EMS service in its region. CareFlite has installed 17 proprietary IFR approaches to area hospitals. The companyís air services are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services (CAMTS). The company provides standby medical services for the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers. More information is available at www.careflite.org