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MedForce purchases new $7.1 million helicopter, bettering obtain to health-related cure

COLONA, Illinois (KWQC) – Celebrating 21 yrs of assistance, MedForce health care transportation in Colona ordered a new helicopter and produced enhancements to the base and hangar. MedForce now has a few aircrafts and is in a position to care for extra in the QCA.

“We are type of one of a kind in that we now really do not have to go back again to a primarily based healthcare facility exactly where we are from and choose our clients back again there so we get named somewhere and acquire them the place they need to go,” claims Gary Robertson, Director of Functions with MedForce.

The plane is a model new 2020 helicopter and functions a twin engine, autopilot, and is able of flying about 135 miles for each hour.

It is also able to fly more sufferers, enhancing obtain for professional medical procedure.

“We can pick up a minimal far more fat so now we can take clients up to 400 kilos and we could not do that with our past aircraft so that’s how it helps us. So it receives sufferers from the quad metropolis location who may well not have the specialty care and get them to the spots wherever they will need to be,” claims Robertson.

It’s also helping crews regulate flights throughout the pandemic with yet another plane to use.

“We experienced to disinfect and spray the aircraft soon after every single client and that slowed us down and took excess time. So we went from a two hour turnaround time to about 3 or four hrs depending on how much disinfecting we had to do,” says Robertson.

The new helicopter fees $7.1 million.

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