New Wills Point Base


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FFL 4 The Newest Base
Wills Point, Texas
Van Zandt County Regional Airport

On Behalf of CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System, Flight For Life is very happy to announce the program’s expansion of a new base in Wills Point (Van Zandt, County) Texas. Flight for Life 4 was operationally placed in service on 10/26/15. The base is located at the Van Zandt County Regional Airport, located on Hwy 64 North of Canton and South of Wills Point. The aircraft based at this location is an AirBus H-130 T2, fully equipped at the critical care level to include all advanced diagnostic and procedural therapies that are the standard for Flight For Life to handle any critical patient emergency that we are requested to respond to.

We are very enthusiastic about our new western base location as it will position Flight For Life to provide more timely responses to this portion of Flight For Life’s primary service area, bringing balance to our system with the other bases located approximately 55-60 miles north, south and east of Tyler, Texas. Balancing system need coupled with innovative deployment strategies have helped CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System and Flight For Life maintain the best economic and response framework for the myriad of communities served. It is paramount for us to position resources in a manner which favors access and appropriate utilization while also giving deference to those time-dependent patients who often benefit most from the rapid critical care services (Trauma, Heart Attack, Stroke, etc.). We are honored to play a role in enhancing the outcomes for those, time-dependent and critical care patients throughout NE Texas, Southern Oklahoma, and Eastern Louisiana.

Our aviation operator and service partner, Air Methods Cooperation obtained office and crew quarters allowing for operations to be conducted 24/7/365 when the base opened to operational status. As of the beginning of February 2016 the new base has come to full fruition with the completion of the on site hangar and maintenance facility. The base is fully staffed by 4-Pilots, 4-Critical Care Nurses and 4-Critical Care Paramedics, plus 1- Full Time Mechanic. The Medical Base Manager for this location is Michael Douglas, Flight Nurse.

We welcome you to visit our facility, to set up an appointment; please call Jim Speier Marketing Manager at 903-571-5821 between the hours of 08:00am and 5:00 pm.