Williston now has a fixed-wing aircraft providing residents with valuable air ambulance service. Trinity Health has launched NorthStar Criticair Fixed Wing Williston as an extension of their existing service based in Minot. This new service will be filling the void left by the move of ValleyMed’s service to a different area.
Service Became Operational on 13th
The NorthStar Criticair Fixed Wing Williston became available for transporting patients on the 13th of December. The plane is staffed by an experienced and well-trained team comprising of two pilots and two paramedics along with a flight nurse. It is the only air ambulance service operating out of Williston and is expected to be highly beneficial for the region’s residents.
The aircraft is a King Air 90 and is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment that will enable critical care teams to provide the kind of service required by their patients. It has been designed to fly patients who are critically ill or injured to medical facilities that are larger or more specialized. Requests for the service will be made through hospitals in the Williston area. The director of critical care service for Trinity Health, Lorrie Antos has stated that the service will fly patients anywhere they need to go.
24-Hour Air Ambulance Service
The aircraft will be operational for 24 hours a day throughout the week so as to ensure availability of service for patients in need at all hours of the day. It will be even be able to fly patients to hospitals outside of Williams County.
It will be available for transporting both adult and pediatric patients as well as pregnant patients who are in labor. Just like they’ve done with their Minot-based service, Trinity Health has collaborated with Executive Air Taxi Corp. for providing the aircraft along with pilots and maintenance experts.