Resolution concerning aero-medical ambulance services

Dr. John Hey introduced the following resolution at the 2016 Mississippi State Medical Association annual convention in Jackson, Mississippi.

Resolution concerning aero-medical ambulance services

Mississippi State Medical Association

House of Delegates

July 21, 2016

WHEREAS: the emergency services and trauma network infrastructure has been gradually rebuilding since our victory in tort reform removed that most destructive of forces in caring for our patients; and

WHEREAS: Mississippi has been very fortunate to have a superb ambulance service with well-trained EMTs, and emergency departments in most hospitals staffed by highly competent physicians; and

WHEREAS: we are all aware of the “golden hour,” and the necessity to get severely endangered patients to the appropriate area of treatment quickly; and

WHEREAS: many ground ambulance services also own helicopters for air evac, but these companies have had financial difficulties due to […]