Air Rescue Operation Now in Sheridan

A company is based at Sheridan County Airport ready to provide air ambulance transportation 24 hours a day seven days a week to patients of Sheridan Memorial Hospital.

Alan Dubberley, who's the hospital's marketing manager, said the Medical Air Rescue Company began operations here last week.

The service is to provide care as fast as possible to hospital patients in need of critical care. Nyle Morgan, who's the hospital's chief operating officer, said the sooner a patient in critical condition can be transported to a facility with the appropriate level of care, the greater the likelihood of a positive outcome for that patient.

Dubberley said the service is provided through a contract between the hospital and the air rescue company, and the company owns and employs all aircraft, equipment and staff.

He said the fixed-wing aircraft is the first phase for emergency medical flights in and out of Sheridan, and later this year, the air rescue company will base an Airbus H130 helicopter at the hospital. Dubberley said that will probably happen in April or May.

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