Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center has expanded a 10-year partnership with Med-Trans Corp., which is part of Air Medical Group Holdings, Lewisville, Texas, to have a dedicated helicopter at the system’s flagship, 686-bed Greenville Memorial Hospital, according to a news release. The helicopter will be staffed by a pilot, flight paramedic and critical-care flight nurse. The helicopter will generally cover a 100mile radius from the hospital, although requests can be taken for patients as far as 200 miles away. Med-Trans also has partnerships with two other providers in upstate South Carolina— AnMed Health in Anderson and Spartanburg (S.C.) Regional Healthcare System—so the three helicopters can provide backup to one another, according to the release.
Greenville Memorial Hospital will have a dedicated helicopter serving a 100-mile radius.