(O’FALLON, Mo., February 1, 2019) Officials with the city of Perry, Houston County, Houston Healthcare, and Air Evac Lifeteam broke ground on the permanent Air Evac Lifeteam facility on February 1. The air medical base, currently located at the airport in Perry, GA, will move to the campus of Perry Hospital once construction is complete.

Chase Lott, program director for the Air Evac Lifeteam base, is looking forward to the move.

“We are excited to continue serving the residents of Houston County and the South Georgia region,” he said. “I am thankful to Houston Healthcare for giving us the opportunity to be at a patient’s bedside faster than before.”

Charles Briscoe, chief operating officer at Houston Healthcare, thanked everyone for their hard work.

“We are grateful for the dedication and commitment from our community partners to help us increase access to care for our patients and their families,” he said.

About Air Evac Lifeteam

Air Evac Lifeteam is the nation’s leading provider of helicopter air ambulance services. Crews, consisting of a pilot, a flight nurse and a flight paramedic, are on duty 7 days a week to respond to the scene of a medical emergency or transport patients between medical facilities. The company operates more than 140 air medical bases across 15 states. For more information, please visit Lifeteam.net.

About Houston Healthcare

Houston Healthcare continues to serve one of the fastest growing counties in the state of Georgia. Houston Medical Center, a 237-bed facility, and Perry Hospital, a 45-bed facility, are dedicated to providing quality care to the communities we serve. Along with our two medical centers, Houston Healthcare operates The Surgery Center, Houston Heart Institute, Houston Lake Rehab, Pavilion Rehab, the Houston Health Pavilion, and three urgent care facilities – Houston Lake, Lake Joy and Pavilion Med-Stops. The Pavilion Family Medicine Center (PFMC) is home to the Residency Program where Resident Physicians provide care for the PFMC and Houston Medical Center. We are proud of our accomplishments and awards, but it’s the 2,400 employees that make up our System that truly make a difference in the lives of our patients each day.