Faculty, staff and others were on hand to help HealthNet Aeromedical Services celebrate its 30th anniversary Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the HealthNet base and hangar at Morgantown Commons.

One of the highlights was the recognition of Jim Laird, a member of the original HealthNet crew, who recently participated in his 5,000th flight.

Speakers were Albert L. Wright Jr., president and CEO of WVU Medicine-WVU Hospitals; Clinton Burley, president and CEO of HealthNet; and Brian Doughty, vice president of business operations and CFO of HealthNet.

Photo caption: Jim Laird, a flight paramedic with HealthNet, shakes hands with Albert Wright, president and CEO of WVU Medicine-WVU Hospitals, at HealthNet's 30th anniversary celebration Aug. 30.