HCA Houston Healthcare opens air ambulance service in Texas

HCA Houston Healthcare has established a hospital-based air ambulance program that will service parts of Texas, according to theHouston Chronicle

The emergency helicopter service is called AirLife Ambulance Service. It has a full emergency transport team.

The air ambulance service will have a range of about 120 miles to assist with emergency calls and transferring patients to different hospitals.

The service launched Jan. 24 at Houston-based Woman's Hospital of Texas, where one helicopter will be based.

A second helicopter based at the system's hospital in Conroe, Texas, will be added to the program this spring. 

HCA Houston Healthcare has 13 area hospitals, 12 of which have helipads.

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