Celebrating 35 years Of Air Medical Transportation

We don't think much about it today but 35 years ago, we looked to the sky in wonder.

That's when medical helicopters began transporting the sick and injured to area hospitals saving time and lives along the way.

Omaha had the nation's ninth air medical program in 1979 and it continues today with LifeNet.

Clarkson Hospital held a celebration of those 35 years today.

Those behind the scenes of medical transportation are always looking for ways to improve.

"We constantly are trying to improve ourselves...not only to better educate ourselves but also how can we improve the process that is air medicine, how can we improve dispatch processes, how can we improve aircraft safety?" Chief Flight Nurse Jeremy Moore said.

Helicopters can move patients to hospitals three times faster than an ambulance.

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