Classic Air Medical (CAM), a Woods Cross, Utah based air medical helicopter company with more than 26 years of experience, is proud to announce the ribbon cutting for its new air medical base in Los Alamos.
The public is invited to the celebration that will take place at the Los Alamos Medical Center beginning at noon with the ribbon cutting at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday. Bob’s Bodacious BBQ will be catering the event.
The opening of the new air ambulance base in Los Alamos means patients living in Northern New Mexico will have access to rapid, reliable and safe emergency care.
Classic Air Medical has opened its newest helicopter air ambulance base in Los Alamos to serve the citizens of the region with quick, high-quality air medical transportation. The helicopter and crew will be able to respond to flight requests from Los Alamos and other locations throughout Northern New Mexico.
“It is our mission to integrate into the health care community. To provide more efficiency to healthcare delivery to the citizens of Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico,” said Tony Henderson, Classic Air Medical chief executive officer. “We have been very pleased with the support we have received from the hospitals here and look forward to working with them long into the future.”
The base will decrease transport times from area hospitals and other receiving locations substantially. The two-hour drive between Los Alamos and Albuquerque can be completed in about 25 minutes in the now permanently stationed Classic Air Medical Bell 407.
“The addition of a helicopter air ambulance in Los Alamos will provide the community with a critical service in the time of an emergency,” said Wade Patten, program director. “Our goal is to decrease transport times during these emergencies and we are proud to serve the people of this community.”
About Classic Air Medical: For over 26 years, Classic Air Medical has been providing air medical transport in the states of Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Oregon, New Mexico and Wyoming. We have a reputation for excellent patient care and safety as we provide critical care air transport from rural hospitals and emergency scenes.