Helicopter halves the time needed to reach NICU patients

11/20/2012 | KOKH-TV (Oklahoma City)

The NICU Transport Squad at Mercy Hospital is able to reach families in rural parts of Oklahoma more quickly than ever, thanks to a new helicopter. Only a few hospitals in the state have Level III neonatal intensive care units, and they are often hours away by ambulance. For Mercy, even using a fixed-wing plane took too long, as it required an airfield and ambulance transfers. "Our time to be able to get to them has been cut in half," said NICU nurse Stacy Webb.

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