Eagle Med celebrates first anniversary

Eagle Med, the new medical transport business in the community, is celebrating its one year anniversary at Western Nebraska Regional Airport.

The new business has been busy since beginning operations in September, providing alternate emergency response and transportation with a fixed-wing plane for medical patients in the area and adding hundreds of critical boardings to the Airport's number. With a fixed wing plane, Eagle Med can provide emergency service when the Air Link helicopter cannot due to weather. Many of Eagle Med's flights are scheduled transports from one facility to another.

Holly Anderson, Program Manager for Eagle Med, says the company's expansion to Scottsbluff has been a great experience.

Scotts Bluff County Airport Authority Board Chair Don Overman praised the community for raising the capital and constructing a modern facility for Eagle med in just nine months. Overman says the Scottsbluff location has been such a success Eagle Med is considering expansion to other Nebraska communities. Eagle Med employs 14 people.

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