17-Dec-2012 Source: Med-Trans
Med-Trans Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, Texas and with a satellite office in North Dakota announced today that they will be launching a dedicated air medical helicopter flight program in Western North Dakota in April of 2013. This specialized air ambulance will support and assist the region’s first responders, hospitals and law enforcement with critically ill or injured patients.
“With the population growth that Western North Dakota and Eastern Montana has been experiencing these past few years, regionalized placement of this aircraft closer in proximity to the patients and agencies it will serve was a must,” explains Tom Rohlfs, VP of Business Development for Med-Trans.
“The agreement with Med-Trans is another example of St Joseph’s and CHI’s continued Healthcare leadership and commitment to Dickinson and all of Southwestern North Dakota,” said Reed Reyman, President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Center.
Med-Trans will base its operations at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Dickinson, ND, serving as a community and regional asset. “Basing at St. Joseph’s allows for timely responses throughout the region, such as an approximate 20-30 minute ETA to Watford City. Additionally, basing in Dickinson allows for flight team members to more conveniently commute if necessary,” stated Rohlfs.
About Med-Trans North Dakota
The Med-Trans flight team is comprised of four highly skilled pilots, maintenance technician, critical care flight nurses and critical care flight paramedics, mission ready 24/7. Med-Trans will be available for community and Rural Fire Departments and EMS providers in Stark and surrounding counties and communities to transport patients from accident scenes when requested.
This Dickinson EMS helicopter service will be part of America’s largest air medical membership program, AirMedCare Network. With memberships starting at $50 per year, if you or your family members are transported, any out-of-pocket costs for that air medical transport will be covered. Another benefit of the membership program is if you are traveling, membership benefits extend to any of the 200+ air medical base locations in 27 states that are part of the AirMedCare Network.
Med-Trans Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a leading provider of air ambulance programs throughout the United States. A proven solution to our partners, Med-Trans offers an array of customized air medical program designs including hybrid models, community based models or traditional hospital-based models. The company’s extensive fleet rapidly delivers teams of highly trained professionals to patients, striving to provide the patient with the best possible outcome. For more information, please visit: www.med-trans.net