A new aircraft with Sanford’s Intensive Air Fleet is benefiting patients in multiple ways. Sanford USD Medical Center now serves the region with a new King Air Model B200GT. The aircraft can reach speeds of 350-miles-per-hour and holds a redesigned Life Port system, providing an improved medical platform to administer patient care while in flight. The new, technologically advanced airplane allows intensive air crews to transport patients more safely and efficiently.
“Because of the advanced lifesaving equipment on board, the aircraft is often referred to as a flying intensive care unit,” said Orlen Tschetter, Vice President with Sanford USD Medical Center. “Therefore, using the most advanced equipment and technology is critical whether it’s a routine transport or life-and-death where minutes count. This new aircraft is an example of our continued commitment to transport and care for the patients in our region.”
Sanford’s Intensive Air program has been operating since 1977 and has flown more than 35,000 patients. In addition to the new King Air airplane, the Sanford Intensive Air Fleet includes a Bell 230 helicopter and another King Air fixed wing aircraft.