Mandan News

Medical helicopter to serve western N.D.

Med-Trans Corporation, with an office in Mandan and headquarters in Dallas, Texas, announced it will soon launch a dedicated air medical helicopter flight program in Dickinson. This specialized air ambulance will support and assist the region’s first responders, hospitals and law enforcement with critically ill or injured patients.

“With the population growth that Western North Dakota and Eastern Montana has been experiencing these past few years, regionalized placement of this aircraft closer in proximity to the patients and agencies it will serve was a must,” says Tom Rohlfs, VP of Business Development for Med-Trans.

Med-Trans will base its operations at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Dickinson, serving as a community and regional asset. “Basing at St. Joseph’s allows for timely responses throughout the region, such as an approximate 20-30 minute ETA to Watford City. Additionally, basing in Dickinson allows for flight team members to more conveniently commute if necessary,” says Rohlfs.