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Air Ambulance

This article first appeared in issue 26, and was written by Staff.

T.J. Samson teams with Statcare service

If you need air transport to save your life, Statcare air ambulance will be closer now for a quicker response. That news came at a recent press conference made by Statcare and T.J. Samson Hospital in Glasgow where the 24-hour a day, 7-day-a-week medical helicopter service will be stationed.

Benefits include saving at least 40 minutes in response time to the patient's side, freeing up ambulances to make other local transports, and joint planning and training with the EMS agencies. Statcare also provides immediate access to community hospitals in a 12-county region, including Adair, Russell and Metcalfe, with the capability of transporting their critically ill patients. More than 20% of current Statcare transports are from this region.

Statcare is a consolidated patient transport service of the former Skycare and Statflight and the current "just for Kids" Transport Team. It is operated by the Louisville Medical Center, a partnership of Jewish Hospital HealthCare Services, Norton Healthcare and Uof L Health Care.

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