UMMC Grenada could be copter base

   JACKSON — The Addition of a third AirCare helicopter, which would be based at UMMC Grenada this spring, promises to save lives by quickly transporting patients to hospitals while providing advanced-life-support services en route.
  AirCare, the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s emergency flight service, bases its current helicopters at the main UMMC campus in Jackson and at Key Field in Meridian.
  “This expansion would improve emergency care in Mississippi, reduce response times, and help patients survive traumatic events,” said Dr. James E. Keeton, UMMC vice chancellor for health affairs.

Additional details in the Tuesday print edition.

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