Our North Star

Since our very first mission in 1985, providing critical care, anywhere has been our North Star – our guiding light in everything we do.

It all began when a pregnant woman from a rural community died from blood loss, leaving a father alone with their newborn child. To the founders of STARS, her death was a preventable one. They believed that no one should go without the critical care that could save their life, no matter where they live.

Motivated to change emergency care for patients who needed it, STARS was born. A helicopter air ambulance service built and supported by the community; STARS became the best hope for patients in a worst-case scenario.

From a single helicopter to a network of highly skilled professionals providing care in the air, on the ground, or virtually, STARS has grown into a leading-edge innovator, harnessing our passion for saving lives to shape the future of critical care.

As we’ve grown and evolved, STARS has never wavered from our mission. Fundamentally we believe that it doesn’t matter who you are or where you are. If you need critical care, our mission is to be there for you in whatever capacity we can help. Because when it comes to the next patient who needs us, it’s never too far.

STARS Values

What We Bring to Every Mission

At STARS, the core values that underpin everything that we do are:

  • Safety
  • Teamwork
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Spirit