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UW Health is relocating a Med Flight helicopter and ambulance to a new site in Janesville.
The move targets improving care for adult, pediatric and neonatal critically ill and injured patients during air and ground transport from areas south and east of Madison, according to Dr. Andrew Cathers, medical director, UW Health Med Flight, and assistant professor of emergency medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
“Having Med Flight teams out in the community will allow us to respond much faster in the southeast part of the region,” he said.
The new base, which will open for operation this winter, is located at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport in Janesville. It is the third regional base in the Med Flight landscape. The other Med Flight bases are in Mineral Point to serve the west and southwestern parts of the state and Portage, which serves the north, northeast and north central regions of Wisconsin.