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MedFlight returns to Joplin

Freeman Health System is proud to welcome MedFlight back to the Joplin area. The air ambulance program enhances Freeman’s ability to provide quality, life-saving emergency transportation services. Patients with traumatic injuries or conditions like heart attack or stroke require rapid transport to the hospital, and every second counts.

Communication between Freeman emergency room doctors and MedFlight crew members is critical during emergencies. While crews stabilize a patient in the field, nurses and doctors inside Freeman Emergency Department prepare for life-saving interventions or surgery.

MedFlight area manager Rod Pace says that the move from the Joplin are after the 2011 tornado was a simple business decision and an effort to expand their footprint in the area. But coming back to Joplin to be the primary air support dedicated to freeman is great for the area.

Freeman Hospital West has two main helipads located outside Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute and one hot off-load helipad with direct elevator access to state-of-the-art emergency room trauma bays. MedFlight air ambulance also provides emergency transport services to and from Freeman Neosho.


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