"We did purchase two new platforms for Yuma Regional Medical Center", said Vangrinsven. "These helicopters can easily fly at 120 degrees, not affecting their performance. We're able to beat the heat and also able to fly heavier patients."
YRMC Vice President for Patient Care Services Deborah Aders, has already seen changes with the helicopters being stationed at all times in Yuma.
"We actually have them both on-site in Yuma, and they actually have on at the airport as well an airplane there, so we have a quick turnaround for our patients.I think we're going to see more collaboration and teamwork between the flight crews and the hospital and we're going to continue to work on the process and our system and improving the care we provide for our patients."