By Alisa Boswell: PNT staff writer
Published: Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
Roosevelt General Hospital now has the ability to transport medical patients
by air after signing a contract with Tristate CareFlight, an organization
operating across five states.
"A couple of their officials came forward and approached us saying
they wanted to expand their air care services in New Mexico," said
RGH administrator Larry Leaming, who had never considered bringing flight
care to Portales before he was approached by FlightCare.
"To actually come to a rural community like Roosevelt County is unusual,"
he said. "I was actually surprised they would come here and say,
'hey, we want to put a helicopter behind a 24-bed hospital. I was
pleasantly surprised that there were some flight cares reaching out into
the rural communities."
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