Air Ambulance Free for SBHC Residents
Written by Andrew-Rossi on February 28, 2018
South Big Horn County has been struggling with ambulance service in recent months.
But thanks to an agreement between South Big Horn County Hospital and AirMedCare, all county residents from Greybull south now have access to free air ambulance service.
In a $60,000 deal made last week, the board for South Big Horn County Hospital made sure that the residents had availability to be transported to facilities that offer a higher level of care than what they have the capability to provide. Hospital administrator John Adlesich says that the organization purchased one year memberships in Guardian Flight for all residents within the District.
AirMedCare representative Jerry Kirchhoff says that similar agreements have been made with Washakie County and in Fremont County. He says that the purchase of Guardian Flight memberships by the Hospital District means that the residents covered by the memberships are protected in life or limb situations.
There have been serious concerns raised by Big Horn County residents as to the availability of ground ambulance service, which has also been provided by Guardian, but Adlesich says that as of tomorrow, Cody Regional Health has been contracted to provide ambulance service for that rural region of Wyoming.