Chopper helps MGH patients get quicker help

Jun 5, 2014

MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette General Hospital now has a quicker means of responding to medical emergencies with the addition of an air ambulance service.   


An affiliation between MGH and Valley Med Flight out of Iron Mountain, a helicopter will be stationed in Escanaba and will provide round-the-clock medical transportation to residents of the U.P.

MGH doctors say they’ll be able to provide advanced care in a fraction of the time it’s normally taken.

Valley Med is the sole owner of the business and the hospital is not subsidizing the cost of the service.  Instead, MGH is acting as a Valley Med emergency transport affiliate location. 

Valley Med also operates a fixed-wing air medical base in Iron Mountain.