Colquitt Regional Medical Center Teams with Air Evac Lifeteam
In an effort to make every second count Colquitt Regional Medical Center has teamed with Air Evac Lifeteam, based in Cordele, to give the people of Colquitt County the best care possible.
Early activation is the key to a successful emergency medical flight. When it is suspected that the air ambulance may be needed, the team is activated and is en route to either Colquitt Regional Medical Center or the site the an emergency even before the EMS team has stabilized the patient. If it is later determined that the life flight is not needed, the team is sent home at no cost to the patient or the hospital. The life flight team needs only 100-feet by 100-feet of open space in which to land.
Almost any medical emergency can be transported to an advanced trauma center and all ages of patients are transported except neonatal infants. Crews are available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.
The Air Evac company operates more than 100 medically-equipped helicopters and has safely flown more than 180,000 people who were in critical need of care. They currently service Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia. In 2008, Air Evac Lifeteam was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems and is the largest medical transport program under one name to achieve this accreditation.
“Colquitt Regional Medical Center is excited to be able to team with such a nationally known group,” EMS director, Amy McMillian says. “We are confident that this group possesses the skills and equipment needed to serve Colquitt County.”