HealthNet Aeromedical Services hosted a ribbon-cutting event on Feb. 2 to officially dedicate its new critical care base in Moundsville.

Leaders from HealthNet Aeromedical Services, WVU Medicine, and Reynolds Memorial Hospital, along with local government officials and EMS providers, were on hand for the celebration at the Marshall County Airport.

“This project has created new, well-paying jobs in this community and we are honored to be here, and more importantly, we’re honored to serve here in the northern panhandle,” said Clinton Burley, CEO, HealthNet Aeromedical Services.

“Not only are they a tightly aligned partner, HealthNet Aeromedical Services is a world-class organization,” said Albert L. Wright, Jr., president and CEO of WVU Medicine West Virginia University Health System. “They are an extension of our team and their crews are exceptionally trained.”

The 18 new positions at Base 10 include paramedics, nurses, aviators, aircraft mechanics, and leadership staff. Flights began in September 2017.

“HealthNet Aeromedical Services is the lifeblood of rural medicine," said David Hess, MD, CEO, Reynolds Memorial Hospital. "This is an incredible day for Reynolds Memorial Hospital, and we are thankful to be working with the best flight teams around.” 

The Base 10 aircraft is a twin-engine Airbus helicopter. Medical flight crews have head-to-toe access to the patient, blood and plasma on every flight, and the latest in critical care transport technology.