08/15/09 113 W, 1 I - + 8 - 9 Medical Flights to WakeMed Climbing Sharply

Just how busy has WakeMed's air ambulance been, since the service started in 2007? Today's New & Observer reports that flights to WakeMed facilities have risen sharply in the last couple years. In 2006, the paper reports, the number of flights totaled 99. That's both flying in and flying out. In 2008, the total has jumped to 1,477, a nearly 1500% increase! Nearly all of last year's flights have utilized the WakeMed helo, they note. The totals for this year? As of August 3, WakeMed has seen 832 flights into and out of the system. Read the entire article. Or learn more about WakeMed's mobile critical care services.

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I would be curious to know where the majority of the flights INTO WakeMed originate.
DJ (Email) (Web Site) - 08/15/09 - 21:59

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