- Associated Press - Friday, November 13, 2015

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) - The Ochsner Health System of New Orleans has an agreement with Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center to have a helicopter stationed in McComb to transport critically ill patients.

Southwest administrator Norman Price tells the Enterprise-Journal the agreement take effect early next years.

Ochsner has had a Flight Care Team since 1984. It maintains a round-the-clock communication center that coordinates helicopter transportation within a 275-mile radius of New Orleans.

Price said Southwest has 18-20 helicopter flights per month. The hospital has no exclusive agreement with anyone, but calls hospitals in Jackson or elsewhere when a patient needs assistance.


Information from: Enterprise-Journal, http://www.enterprise-journal.com



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