Good Samaritan's New AirCare Helicopter Visits Valley County Health System
Bob Reilly, PA-C, Dion Machard, APRN-NP, William T. Sugg, President and CEO, Daniel Schneider, MD, Chris Unterseher, MD, Jennifer Bengston, MD, Jeff Breitkreutz, PA-C, Vicki Bredthauer, RN DON, Catina Psota, Director of Clinics are shown with the new AirCare helicopter and the Good Samaritan Emergency Services pilot and staff.
Good Samaritan Emergency Services of Kearney visited Valley County Health System in their new AirCare Helicopter. The new helicopter has an average cruising speed of 172 miles per hour, making it the fastest medical helicopter in the region and state. It also has the largest interior space and is capable of transporting two patients and three medical personnel at one time.
AirCare is a flying critical care environment. It has a full complement of equipment and medication for the care of critical patients. The new helicopter will have the same range as the hospital's current Sikorsky S-76A++ helicopter, which at 425 miles is still the longest range in the region.