Air Evac Opens Brunswick Location Adjacent to Health System, Transports First Patient
BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Sept. 24, 2010– Air Evac Lifeteam, an independently owned air ambulance provider, has opened a base location in Brunswick adjacent to the Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus. Air Evac Lifeteam provides on-the-scene medical care and rapid transport to medical facilities.
“The main advantage of having Air Evac available for our patients is that it decreases the time it takes to get a patient to definitive care,” says Jennifer Adair, M.D., a physician at the Brunswick Campus Emergency Care Center. Adair adds that before the arrival of Air Evac, Emergency Care Center staff had to make phone calls to find out what facilities were available to take a patient in need of trauma services or more advanced care, and then to locate an available helicopter. Once a helicopter was located, they had to await its arrival from another location. Having the service on-site has eliminated those steps. “Having a helicopter here probably cuts down an hour or more of wait time,” Adair says.
The base will provide employment for 12 to 15 individuals and serve communities within a 70-mile radius of Brunswick. An Air Evac Lifeteam crew, which includes a registered nurse, paramedic and pilot, is on call at each base 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information about Air Evac Lifeteam services, call 1-800-793-0010 or visit www.lifeteam.net.