Sanford Health launches new air ambulances

Eurocopter EC145Sanford Health’s newest air
ambulances entered service over the weekend. The three Eurocopter EC145s cost
around $7.2 million each.

Sanford Health also has a Bell 230 helicopter and four Beechcraft King Air B200 air
ambulances, they are based in Sioux
Falls. SD, Fargo, ND and Bemidji,

“Helicopter air ambulances
provide fast, safe transport services from the scene of accidents anywhere from
farmsteads to roadside accident scenes across the Midwest
and beyond,” says Tim Meyer, Sanford Health director for emergency air transport.
“These helicopters feature night vision, a 30-second start up and shutdown time
and a wheeled patient stretcher. They really offer the latest in emergency
flight technology.”

Sanford Air Ambulance teams
served approximately 3,000 patients by helicopter or fixed-wing in 2011.

“As we continue to grow
together, we are always improving the technology and equipment available for
patients across our footprint and beyond,” said Mike Christianson, Sanford
Health director of aviation. “We couldn’t be more excited about this step in
improving care for our patients.”

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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