Crete Area Medical Center is pleased to partner with Air Methods, the global leader in air medical transportation. The helicopter based at Bryan Medical Center for the past 25 years will be relocated to Crete Area Medical Center on April 23.
“We are proud to partner and continue our relationship with Bryan Health,” said Dan Keough, Vice President of region 6 at Air Methods. “We feel that by being located in the referring community marketplace, we can get to those in need quicker. Crete Area Medical Center has been a perfect partner in this endeavor. I couldn’t imagine a better facility to be located at, or a better health system to work with, and we are excited about what we can also bring to the community and economy.”
Air Methods provides medical transport services throughout the country. Locally, they transport patients from bases in Norfolk, Fremont, Omaha and St. Joseph, Mo. Basing this service in Crete, Neb. will reduce response time to accident sites, enhance transport of patients from area hospitals, and ultimately get patients to a larger medical facility for care sooner.
“Our partnership with Air Methods will mean enhanced care and improved response times for countless patients – both in the immediate Crete area, and for those that will be served by the geographical range of the helicopter,” said Tad Hunt, President and CEO of Crete Area Medical Center.
The aircraft is big enough to accommodate the patient and Air Methods flight crew consisting of a registered nurse, paramedic and pilot. When not on a call, the rotating staff of three will stay a sanctioned off area of Crete Area Medical Center’s Acute Care facilities.
A ribbon cutting ceremony welcoming Air Methods and the team will be held on June 19th, in conjunction with the Crete Area Medical Center Community Picnic. The event is open to the public.
Air Methods Corporation (www.airmethods.com) is the global leader in air medical transportation. The Air Medical Services Division is the largest provider of air medical transport services in the United States. The United Rotorcraft Division specializes in the design and manufacture of aeromedical and aerospace technology. The Tourism Division is comprised of Sundance Helicopters, Inc. and Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, which provides helicopter tours and charter flights in the Las Vegas/Grand Canyon region and Hawaii, respectively. Air Methods’ fleet of owned, leased or maintained aircraft features over 400 helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.