LIFESTAR adds King Air to Texas service
Northwest Texas Healthcare System and Med-Trans Corporation have expanded their LIFESTAR partnership with the addition of a King Air.
The twin-engine aircraft, which operates with critical care flight nurses and paramedics from the Amarillo-based healthcare system and flight crews from Med-Trans, is based at Rick Husband Amarillo National Airport.
“The addition of a fixed wing medical transport now enables the LIFESTAR team to transport emergent, non-emergent and specialty patients for much longer distances and during inclement weather.”
“The addition of a fixed wing medical transport now enables the LIFESTAR team to transport emergent, non-emergent and specialty patients for much longer distances and during inclement weather,” said Northwest Texas Healthcare System chief executive officer Mark Crawford. “We are so pleased that Med-Trans made this additional investment in the success of the LIFESTAR operation in Amarillo.”
LIFESTAR and predecessor operations have provided the Texas Panhandle region with safe and dedicated service since 1993, transporting more than 17,000 patients to definitive care. Adding airplane capabilities is a natural progression and extends Northwest Texas Healthcare System’s continuum of critical care capabilities through seamless medical oversight from bedside to bedside.
Rob Hamilton, president of Med-Trans said: “With the addition of this aircraft based in the Texas Panhandle, LIFESTAR will be able to reach other medical centers and healthcare systems throughout parts of five states. Its capabilities also extend the benefits of membership in the AirMedCare network.”