Monday, September 12, 2005

EMS Helicopters

There's been a substantial growth in the number of helicopters / bases in Iowa of late. This is an excerpt from an article from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

Two helicopter ambulances were attempting to land at the same time on a roof at Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital. Security crews were scrambling to wave the pilots off safely. And emergency-room physicians had no idea who the patients were hovering overhead.

When that occurred more than a year ago, Lillie Bigginsrealized that Tarrant County's emergency air services had been transformed.

It's an increasingly competitive landscape that reflects changes nationwide, where a rise in air-transport services is bringing more flights to rural areas and raising concerns about safety, effectiveness and expense.


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