Air Idaho Rescue Bases at CMH
The Air Idaho Rescue program (Air Methods) has added a new rotor wing base at the Soda Springs Airport and Caribou Medical Center. This new base will enhance access to lifesaving care for Caribou County residents as well as other in the South Eastern Idaho, Western Wyoming, and Northern Utah areas.
Caribou Medical Center is proud to partner with Air Methods and welcome them to the Caribou County Community, (spring 2018). “In some cases quick access to an air ambulance can be a lifesaving difference; CMH is proud to partner with Air Idaho Rescue to provide our patients and our community with the best possible outcome in all situations” says Jason South, RN & CMH Emergency Department Clinical Coordinator. Jason is looking forward to working with the Air Methods team and to what this partnership will mean for his patients.
The partnership between CMH and Air Methods enhances all patient care by expanding the critical care reach in the area with helicopter air ambulance service.
The base is staffed by highly experienced Air Methods clinicians—flight nurses and flight paramedics—and Air Methods emergency medical services (EMS) pilots and mechanics. The helicopter is medically-equipped and includes items such as oxygen, airway resuscitation equipment, heart monitor/defibrillator, suction, IV pump and fluids, specialized monitor/testing equipment, ventilators, and emergency medications.With these aircraft, Air Idaho Rescue provides emergency air medical service to patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Air Idaho Rescue has been providing air medical transport services in the area since July of 1990.