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New air ambulance lands in Cedar Rapids

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - A new LifeGuard ambulance has landed at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

The hospital also announced a new helicopter program.

St. Luke's is partnering with Med-Trans Corp. 
The new partnership will help the hospital provide air ambulance services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by providing back-up crew members and aircraft as needed.

"We know that getting people to a hospital where they can receive definitive care for their injuries or their illness in a rapid manner saves lives," said Joshua Pruitt, Medical Director. 

As a part of the agreement, St. Luke's 1997 helicopter was replaced with a new 2013 model.
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