James Slattery Joins Angel Flight West

San Diego healthcare executive turns love of flying into community service.

Jun 07, 2010, 07:00 ET from Millennium Laboratories

SAN DIEGO, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- As founder and CEO of Millennium Laboratories, Jim Slattery helps people in pain through the doctors and healthcare staff that serve people with chronic pain. Millennium Laboratories provides therapeutic drug monitoring, education and research to the pain management industry. Now, Jim is combining two of his passions - helping people in need and his love of flying - by becoming a pilot with Angel Flight West.

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James Slattery's career reflects his commitment to helping others and to community service. He has been a police officer and held office in Massachusetts for eight years as the State Commissioner of Aeronautics. "My love of aviation and experience as a pilot for over 30 years drew me to Angel Flight West," said Slattery.

Angel Flight West is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to easing long-distance air transportation burdens during personal and community crisis. The organization links both volunteer private pilots and commercial airline partners with people in need whose non-emergency health care problems require that they travel to and from medical facilities throughout the 13 western states, including Alaska and Hawaii.  The costs of all flights are donated and there is never a charge for an Angel Flight West mission.

"At Millennium Laboratories, we look for ways to serve our community with the same care and concern with which we serve our network of pain physicians," Slattery explained. "Angel Flight West is our official Millennium Laboratories charity. All employees are encouraged to join. So far, we have seven pilots and four Mission Assistants registered." Jim has joined the established Southern California AFW chapter with Southern California Wing Leader Vince Giampa. Flight hours and use of an airplane for Angel Flight missions are donated personally by Slattery.

"All the volunteers working with Angel Flight West give generously of their time and resources," added Slattery. "Helping someone seriously ill get to the far-off help they need is the best reason to fly. I am proud to have the opportunity to be a part of it."

About Angel Flight West

Founded in 1983, Angel Flight West is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization that arranges free, non-emergency air transportation in response to health care and other compelling human needs. Angel Flight West's pilots donate their time, talent, airplanes, fuel and operating expenses; and more than 1,400 private pilots fly thousands of missions annually. As a charitable, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, Angel Flight West depends on the generosity of individuals, corporate sponsors and foundations. With 2,000 active members Angel Flight West is in many ways the largest volunteer pilot organization in the U.S. Angel Flight West flies throughout the 13 western states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming and Utah. For more information, visit www.angelflightwest.org.

About Millennium Laboratories

Located in America's biotech capital, San Diego, California, Millennium Laboratories is rapidly becoming the Urine Drug Testing (UDT) resource of choice for physicians and staff focused on the treatment of chronic pain. Millennium Laboratories provides the fastest turn-around time in the industry for drug test reporting and final confirmation of results because the company is the only major Urine Testing Laboratory exclusively utilizing the latest cutting-edge technology Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry/Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS).  The company is also the only major UDT Laboratory licensed as a training facility for Toxicology Scientists.

Certified, state-of-the-art advanced training at Millennium's 40,000 sq. ft. campus is a unique research component of the University of California, San Diego's (UCSD) doctoral program in Pharmacy.  Led by Laboratory Director Amadeo Pesce, Ph.D., world-renowned Toxicologist and author, the Millennium Laboratories clinical laboratory team is comprised of experts in mass spectrometry and high throughput chemistry. The company has developed proprietary methodologies that provide the fastest, reliable UDT confirmations in the nation, usually within one business day. For more information, visit the Millennium Laboratories website, www.becausepainmatters.com.

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