HealthNet Aeromedical Helicopter Provides Relief to Glen Dale Community

HealthNet Aeromedical Services plans to house a helicopter base in Marshall County by mid-year. This helicopter base will serve:

  • Glen Dale
  • Wheeling
  • Eastern Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Camden-Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg.

This news comes after Reynolds Memorial Hospital and WVU Medicine established a partnership that has the community feeling rejuvenated. 

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HealthNet Aeromedical Services Selected as Transport Provider

Reynolds Memorial Hospital selects HealthNet Aeromedical Services as preferred critical care transport provider.

Reynolds Memorial Hospital recently became a member of the WVU Medicine family of hospitals.

The connection between Reynolds Memorial Hospital and the specialty services offered through Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W,Va., expands the care available to the northern panhandle community served by Reynolds Memorial Hospital.


New Aircraft to Serve Reynolds Memorial Hospital

HealthNet Aeromedical Services is a not-for-profit shared service of WVU Medicine and through this relationship has initiated true critical care transport services to enhance the excellent care already available through Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

HealthNet Aeromedical ServicesAircraft now serving Reynolds Memorial Hospital are twin-engine helicopters with collision and terrain avoidance technology and are fully approved for instrument flight rules operations.

The large aircraft allow for greater weight carrying capability and allow for family members to accompany patients during their transport. The aircraft size can also benefit critically ill or injured patients by allowing specialty physicians to accompany the flight team during transport.

Requests for service and in-flight tracking are managed through the WVU Medical Command Center in Morgantown. This provides local knowledge of the area in contrast to flight programs whose requests and flight tracking are handled several states away.


How HealthNet Aeromedical Services Will Help Reynolds Memorial Hospital

Every HealthNet Aeromedical Services helicopter carries two units of blood on every flight. This feature supplements these resources already available at Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

Clinton Burley, president and CEO of HealthNet Aeromedical Services, commented:

“HealthNet Aeromedical Services is directly connected to the academic medical center, Ruby Memorial.  This connection allows us to provide Reynolds Memorial Hospital and the northern panhandle with true, high-level critical care transport services. We’re humbled by the confidence Reynolds Memorial has placed in us and look forward to an enduring relationship, serving patients in their community.”  

Reynolds is extremely gratified and excited to be the newest member of the WVU Medicine family.

“RMH’s goal, of course, is to provide the highest quality care in the most timely and efficient fashion to patients we serve. Our partnership with HealthNet assures that when the need arises for one of our patients to be flown to Morgantown, that they will be in the hands of an awesome group of professionals who have been protecting the well-being of West Virginians for three decades,” said David F. Hess, MD, CEO of Reynolds Memorial Hospital.


About HealthNet Aeromedical Services

HealthNet Aeromedical Services, Inc. is headquartered in Charleston, W.Va. The program is a nationally accredited, not-for-profit critical care transport system operated cooperatively by WVU Medicine, Charleston Area Medical Center and Cabell Huntington Hospital.

The organization operates seven helicopter bases in West Virginia, one in Ohio and one in Kentucky. Formed in 1986, HealthNet Aeromedical Services has safely transported more than 70,000 patients.

Reynolds Memorial Hospital is a nonprofit acute-care community hospital. The hospital is licensed for 90 beds and operates a 20-bed Skilled Nursing Unit.

Reynolds Memorial Hospital is licensed by the WV State Health Department and is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Reynolds is extremely gratified and excited to be the newest member of the WVU Medicine family.

For more information, contact: Clinton Burley, CEO, HealthNet Aeromedical Services, Clinton.burley@healthnetcct.com