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Hospital to offer flight care

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." Click here to read the full story...