Med-Trans Air Medical Transitions Tahlequah, Okla. Base to First Flight

First Flight OKeditThe former EagleMed air medical transport base in Tahlequah has been renamed First Flight and is now being operated by national air medical transport leader Med-Trans Corporation.

“Although we have a new name, the same amazing medical and flight crews based in Tahlequah remain on the job and committed to providing the very best in patient care,” said Patrick Barkley, Med-Trans  program manager in Tahlequah. “This base is staffed with dedicated crew members that care deeply about their patients and take great pride in representing Tahlequah and Cherokee County.”

Med-Trans service in the area stems from a joint venture to serve Northeastern Health Systems and the Cherokee Nation. The base is staffed by flight crews including pilots and a mechanic along with a nursing staff and paramedic staff both backed by physician oversight.

Med-Trans bases a medically equipped Bell 407GXP helicopter at Northeastern Health System that serves the citizens of north, mid and southeast Oklahoma as well as north and mid-south Arkansas.