Western Plains Medical Complex has become the new base for LifeSave Transport, a ground and critical care air transport company in Dodge City.

LifeSave provides a 24/7 dedicated ALS ground ambulance that will serve the region in southwest Kansas.

According to LifeSave, the ground unit further enhances existing resources in the region by joining LifeSave’s current system which includes a helicopter in Dodge City, a King Air in Liberal, along with a King Air and helicopter in Garden City.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at WPMC on Wednesday welcoming to service to Dodge City.

"The need is high for additional long-distance ground transport resources in Dodge City and surrounding communities in Western Kansas," said Kathy Boughner, LifeSave Regional Medical Base Manager in a press release. "For LifeSave, it is all about doing the best for our patients, always.

"We look forward to continue working hand-in-hand with the fine team of providers and nursing staff at Western Plains Medical Complex as well as others in the region."

LifeSave is also seeking qualified paramedics to join the new ground crew as part of the new operation.

Founded by Kansas emergency room physicians, LifeSave is an independently held medical transport system which includes fixed wing, rotor wing, ground ambulances, state-of-the art communication center, in-house maintenance facility, education department and patient billing division.

LifeSave emergency transport aircraft has operations in Dodge City, Emporia, Garden City, Hutchinson, Liberal, and Colby; and in McCook, Nebraska, and Hastings, Nebraska.

It has ground transport vehicles in Wichita, Dodge City, and Hastings, Nebraska, and has fixed wing aircraft bases in, Austin, Texas, Hilo, Honolulu, and Maui, Hawaii.

For more information visit lifesave.com, call 316-932-1440, or connect with us on Facebook or LinkedIn.

For more information on requirements or to apply, visit lifesave.com/careers, or call 316-932-1440 to speak with LifeSave’s recruitment team.

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