Since last May, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has been partnering with AirLife to bring critical care transport to our region. The company, which is part of the HealthOne system of hospitals and based out of Denver, has been serving the 10 state Rocky Mountain Region for close to thirty years. Up until last May, Scottsbluff, Casper, and Greeley were the closest cities with air transport capabilities.
It was decided that Cheyenne and surrounding areas from Rawlins through parts of the Nebraska Panhandle were under served with respect to these capabilities. So, last May, AirLife partnered with Cheyenne Regional.
According to Eric Bettinger, business development and communication manager of AirLife, they have experienced an average of 22 calls per month, which exceeds their initial estimates of around 15. The ability not only to respond to emergency calls, but also to remote medical facilities needing to transport patients to higher-level care hospitals is making a difference.