RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – On Wednesday, VCU Health System, Bon Secours, Mary Washington Healthcare, and Riverside Health System announced an air medical transport alliance.
The effort is supported by Med-Trans Corporation, and this alliance would increase access and shorten response times for patients requiring air support.
A new airbase would be created in Hanover that would expand access to life-saving transport services northeast of Richmond.
Base locations will be in the following areas:
- Hanover Aiport (new location)
- Bon Secours Southside Medical Center in Petersburg (Will relocate from Dinwiddie County Airport later this year)
- Middle Peninsula Airport in West Point
Art Kellermann, M.D., senior vice president for health sciences at VCU and CEO of VCU Health System spoke about the alliance.
“When a patient is critically ill or injured, seconds count,” said Kellermann, “This new alliance proves that when community-based health systems come together to serve all Virginians, good things happen. It will save lives.”
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