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MedCenter Air operates 4 helicopter bases that serve North and South Carolina. Located in Concord, Hickory, Wadesboro and Rock Hill, the bases are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our custom American Eurocopter EC135 P2+ helicopters operate within a 150-mile radius of each base and are equipped to make on-the-scene and interfacility responses. A web-based GPS location tool helps our dispatch get where they need to be.

  • Twin engines
  • IFR capabilities
  • Satellite tracked
  • Night vision goggles
  • Advanced medical equipment including cardiac monitors, ventilators, IV infusion pumps, advanced drug supply and an intra-aortic balloon pump
  • 2 units of whole blood
  • MedCenter Air’s helicopter pilots are provided under contract from Air Methods Corporation and hold FAA helicopter certificates with instrument helicopter ratings.
  • Pilots have logged at least 3,000 hours of helicopter flight time and 1,000 hours in turbine helicopters.
  • Crew members have RN/RN, RN/RRT or RN/Paramedic configuration.
  • Nurses and therapists have 3 to 5 years of experience in ICU or ER medicine and must be cross credentialed with EMS certifications.
  • Crew receives advanced training in aeromedical physiology, aircraft safety and transport protocols.
  • Additional requirements include TNCC/TPATC, ITLS, ATLS, ACLS, PALS, BLS, STABLE, NRP-certified.
  • All crew undergo quarterly simulation training.

Capabilities include:

  • VAD (ventricular assist device)
  • IMPELLA®
  • IABP (intra-aortic balloon pump)
  • Nitric
  • Initiate and carry own blood products

Specialized respiratory services include:

  • Video laryngoscopy
  • Nitric oxide
  • Hamilton T-1
  • Heated, high-flow O2
  • Blood gas analysis

Contact Us

For more information, call MedCenter Air at 800-421-9195. Or, email us.

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