Forum staff reports, Published May 09 2013
Sanford AirMed expands to Bismarck areaBISMARCK – The Bismarck region of Sanford Health soon will operate Sanford AirMed, an air ambulance helicopter service that provides medical transport to critically ill or injured patients.
Sanford AirMed operates a fleet of four helicopters and four airplanes from bases in Bismarck, Fargo, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Bemidji, Minn.
With a communications center in Sioux Falls, Sanford AirMed will be able to launch a helicopter within 10 minutes of accepting the flight from the referring hospital or first responder unit.
Service is expected to be operational in mid- to late June and typically will serve patients within central and western North Dakota, as well as parts of South Dakota and Montana.