COLONA, Illinois (KWQC) – Celebrating 21 decades of service, MedForce health care transportation in Colona ordered a new helicopter and manufactured advancements to the foundation and hangar. MedForce now has three aircrafts and is capable to care for a lot more in the QCA.
“We are sort of special in that we now really don’t have to go again to a primarily based healthcare facility wherever we are from and just take our clients back there so we get known as someplace and choose them wherever they will need to go,” says Gary Robertson, Director of Functions with MedForce.
The plane is a model new 2020 helicopter and characteristics a twin engine, autopilot, and is able of flying about 135 miles for every hour.
It’s also capable to fly a lot more patients, improving upon obtain for medical treatment.
“We can pick up a very little far more weight so now we can consider sufferers up to 400 kilos and we couldn’t do that with our earlier plane so that is how it allows us. So it receives individuals from the quad metropolis spot who might not have the specialty care and get them to the locations the place they need to be,” suggests Robertson.
It is also serving to crews take care of flights all through the pandemic with an additional plane to use.
“We had to disinfect and spray the aircraft just after each individual patient and that slowed us down and took further time. So we went from a two hour turnaround time to around three or four hrs based on how significantly disinfecting we had to do,” claims Robertson.
The new helicopter expenditures $7.1 million.
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