Air Ambulance Program of The Rockies

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Beginning in mid-March, Poudre Valley Health System will launch an air ambulance program from Medical Center of the Rockies In Loveland. The program would feature a B3 helicopter designed to safely transfer patients in high-altitude areas.

The medical transport needs of Northern Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska would served by the program. Program administrators are currently discussing the name of the new program and finalizing contracts. "We are proud to bring to the community an air ambulance service built around three pillars of excellence: safety, quality and rapid transport," Dr. Timothy Hutchison, medical director of the PVHS air ambulance program, said in a statement. Referencing extreme altitude capabilities, Dr. Hutchison noted that the B3 helicopter was the first to land on Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain.

"Achieving positive patient outcomes is the primary focus of our new program," he said. "With quality medical teams on board, helicopters play a pivotal role in getting patients with life-threatening conditions to the care they need as quickly as possible."

Available to support optimal on-flight treatment, The PVHS aircraft would be equipped with the latest medical transport technology. Its home base would be Medical Center of the Rockies, a high-tertiary care hospital that features two landing pads, one on the rooftop and one at ground level.

In high-level trauma and advanced cardiac and critical care, The PVHS flight crews would include experienced nurses and paramedics skilled. As well as Poudre Valley Hospital, along with other facilities, The PVHS system includes the Medical Center of the Rockies.