Wichita-based EagleMed has started air medical transport services in Cody, Wyo., for West Park Hospital, serving the state’s Big Horn Basin.
EagleMed is serving the area with a Eurocopter AS350 B3 helicopter, designed for high-altitude terrain with a range of 180 nautical miles and a cruising speed of 138 mph. It can carry patients up to 400 pounds and 6-foot, 4-inches tall.
When fully staffed, the base will have about 15 flight, medical, management and ground support personnel, the air ambulance service said.
The company operates 15 medically equipped helicopters and 15 Beechcraft King Airs and serves 27 locations in nine states.
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To date, Cody is the most western EagleMed location.