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Texas partnership brings airmed upgrade to Med-Trans
The venture with St Joseph Health has brought an upgrade of Med-Trans' aircraft to the latest air medical H135, increasing the ability to fly in marginal weather and to get to critical patients in the Brazos Valley.
The AirMed 12 team now enjoys Airbus H135 support.

Med-Trans Corporation is to continue its air medical services in the Brazos Valley in Texas under the name St Joseph Health AirMed 12, in partnership with the non-profit health system.

The AirMed12 base operates round-the-clock; St Joseph Health provides the highly trained and experienced flight nurses and flight paramedics while Med-Trans provides skilled pilots and aviation maintenance technicians. The Airbus H135 now operated at this base is medically configured with the latest avionics and safety features and is IFR capable, meaning it can operate in reduced visibility conditions.

“Our new relationship with Med-Trans will upgrade our current aircraft to the latest air medical helicopter available, increasing our ability to fly in marginal weather, increasing our ability to get to critical patients in the Brazos Valley,” says St Joseph Health director of EMS and AirMed 12 Billy Rice. “The combination of St Joseph flight crews and Med-Trans' aviation expertise will make AirMed 12 one of the highest performing flight teams in the country."

St Joseph Health was the first to bring air medical services to the Brazos Valley, opening its programme in 2005 under the name AirMed 12. This new partnership leverages Med-Trans' nationwide aviation resources.

“We are incredibly proud to partner with St Joseph Health,” adds Med-Trans president Kim Montgomery. “Our partnership will greatly enhance the ability of St Joseph's Health clinicians to provide critical care to patients in need, particularly those in life-threatening or time-sensitive situations."

This transition of aviation services from previous operator PHI Air Medical to Med-Trans will be without disruption nor change in service for patients or public.

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