MedFlight 8 holds ribbon cutting


EATON — Kettering Health Network and MedFlight celebrated the completion of the MedFlight 8 permanent medical helicopter and base at the Preble County Medical Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 17.

MedFLight 8 is located adjacent to the Preble County Medical Center, located at 450 Washington-Jackson Road in Eaton.

Kettering Health Network and MedFlight held a Community Open House and Family Fun Cookout following the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Kids of all ages explored emergency vehicles including a MedFlight helicopter, a fire truck and an ambulance. The Community Outreach team provided a health fair which included wellness tips and the Wheel of Health. A balloon artist, face painting and other entertainment were also provided

The MedFlight 8 Base includes a hangar and crew living quarters. The base is staffed by pilots, mechanics, and critical care nurses and paramedics. Since February 2017 the MedFlight helicopter crew has been temporarily based inside the Preble Emergency Center 24-hours a day, while the new base was under construction.

The addition of MedFlight 8 allows Kettering Health Network to provide comprehensive air and ground coverage for residents in the network’s service area.

Kettering Health Network’s partnership with MedFlight began in 2013, when MedFlight placed a medical helicopter base nearby in Fayette County, serving Kettering Health Network and other partnering health systems and communities to the east of the greater Dayton area, including Fayette and Clinton counties.

MedFlight provides critical care transportation of patients between Kettering Health Network hospitals and other hospitals as necessary. It also responds to accident scenes and transports patients to the most appropriate hospital for critical care.

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Kettering Health Network and MedFlight celebrated the completion of the MedFlight 8 permanent medical helicopter and base at the Preble County Medical Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 17. MedFLight 8 is located adjacent to the Preble County Medical Center, located at 450 Washington-Jackson Road in Eaton.
http://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2017/09/web1_med3.jpgKettering Health Network and MedFlight celebrated the completion of the MedFlight 8 permanent medical helicopter and base at the Preble County Medical Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 17. MedFLight 8 is located adjacent to the Preble County Medical Center, located at 450 Washington-Jackson Road in Eaton.

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By Eddie Mowen Jr.

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