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St. Luke's Gets New Helicopter
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- A St. Luke's emergency service is getting an upgrade today.
The new lifeguard helicopter is thanks to a partner-ship with Med Trans Corporation.
The hospital's goal is to provide 24 hour air ambulance service.
That means better care for patients and faster emergency response.
As a part of the new agreement, the hospital's 1997 helicopter has been replaced with a brand new model.
In the 32 years the life-guard air ambulance has been in service at St. Luke's, it's has flown more than 7,500 flights.