28-Apr-2023 Source: Prisma Health
A life-saving helicopter is flying over Laurens County thanks to a new air medical base in Clinton, SC. LifeNet 7 and Prisma Health held a joint “helicopter unveiling” event at Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital to let residents take a look at the aircraft that transports emergency and accident victims to hospitals. Since opening the base last month, LifeNet 7 has already transported a significant number of patients including those with heart attacks, strokes and traumatic injuries from car accidents.
The LifeNet 7 base opened March 1, 2023, adding to the already established LifeNet program serving South Carolina with bases in Pickens, Camden, and Orangeburg, further expanding access to emergency medical care for patients in rural areas.
“LifeNet is a strong partner for Prisma Heath, in part because they care about patients as much as we do,” said Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital’s Justin Benfield, “Having this aircraft right in our community means patients can get to the right level of care as quickly as possible, and that can make the difference between life and death in some cases.”