Medical air flight service to be based in Pickens County

Prisma Health announces that it is partnering with the air medical program Air Methods to base aircraft at the Pickens County Airport near Liberty to provide quicker response times for emergency and trauma patients.  The partnership plans call for an EC 135 aircraft in the Greenville area and an EC 130 craft in Orangeburg to carry patients to Prisma hospitals. The    aircraft is touted as having the advantage of enhanced technology that allows the helicopter to fly in certain weather not possible in other aircraft.