LifeNet and Prisma Health opens new base in Clinton

LifeNet and Prisma Health opens new base in Clinton

3-Mar-2023 Source: Air Methods

A trusted name in air medical service is ready to answer the call when residents of Laurens County and beyond need emergency care. LifeNet 7 opened on Wednesday, March 1 in collaboration with Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital in Clinton, SC. This new base, located near the hospital, will ensure that residents have access to superior air medical services with quicker response times for emergency and trauma situations.

LifeNet is part of Air Methods, the leading air medical provider in the United States offering critical care and transport in emergency situations, as well as interfacility transport when patients need to move between hospitals for specialized care.

“We are excited to bring increased access to air medical care to the people of Laurens County and the surrounding area,” said Patrick Lamontagne, account executive with Air Methods. “By partnering with Prisma Health, we can ensure this community will receive the highest level of care in the shortest amount of time possible. We have the best trained clinicians in the air medical industry, and the doctors and nurses at Prisma Health are masters at what they do on the ground. Patients will go from our capable hands to theirs, ensuring total care when every minute counts.”

LifeNet 7 is flying an EC130 T2 helicopter known for its efficiency and safety. With blood stocked on board the aircraft, the fully staffed crew of industry-leading trauma clinicians can administer it to patients in-flight when there is a risk of severe blood loss and hemorrhagic shock. Not only will LifeNet 7 be open for service 24/7, but most of the crew is from the nearby area, so they are familiar with the terrain and the needs of the community.

“Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital is grateful for this partnership as it is a tremendous benefit to the local community’s access to care,” said Justin Benfield, CEO of Prisma Health  Laurens County Hospital. “Rural hospitals and communities, like Laurens County, do not always have immediate access to specialized care. This partnership enhances access and allows us to get patients to that specialized care much faster and will effectively impact better outcomes.”

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