Air Evac Lifeteam is increasing its coverage in northern Texas and southern Oklahoma with a new base in Lamar County, Texas. Officials said the new base, which opened on January 20, will ensure even more residents in the region will have access to lifesaving emergency medical care. The base is located on the property of Paris Regional Medical Center.
Air Evac Lifeteam is the nation’s largest independently owned and operated air medical service. Its crews provide on-the-scene medical care, rapid medical transport and transfers between medical facilities. An Air Evac Lifeteam crew, which includes a registered nurse, paramedic and pilot, is at each base 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Seth Myers, president of Air Evac Lifeteam, said he is grateful for the support of the city of Paris and Lamar County officials, first responders and health care officials.
“We are proud to be a part of Lamar County, and especially to work with area hospitals and EMS agencies,” Myers said.
Patti Monczewski, CEO of Paris Regional Medical Center, is happy to welcome Air Evac Lifeteam to Paris.
“We understand, that when faced with a crisis, our community deserves quick and efficient care they can trust,” Monczewski said. “Through the partnership with Air Evac Lifeteam, our community can be rest assured that their emergency is our top priority.”
Kent Klinkerman, EMS/IT director for the city of Paris, said the new Air Evac base will improve response time while delivering quality medical care to the citizens of Paris and Lamar County.
“The City of Paris EMS looks forward to continuing the goal of improving quality pre-hospital medical care with Air Evac Lifeteam,” Klinkerman said.
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