Ministry Spirit Medical Transportation Services has officially moved their base to Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Local officials and officials from Ascension Wisconsin, which is part of the Ministry Health Care parent company, participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday July 12. The new base for their ground and air medical transport operations is now located at the Stevens Point Municipal Airport.
New Base to Hold Facilities for Both Ground and Air Medical Transport Operations
The new base located at Stevens Point now houses the Spirit helicopter and flight crew members, making up their air ambulance operations. It also houses the service’s ground units, making room for inter-facility transports as well as paramedic intercept services.
Ministry had made an announcement earlier in April that their Spirit ground and air medical transport base will be shifted to Stevens Point from the original base in Marshfield. The relocations process itself was completed in June.
New Base to Result in Better Service
Dr. Stewart Watson, who presides over the north region of Ascension Wisconsin as a Chief Medical Officer stated that a majority of their patients were located around the Stevens Point area and the Interstate 39/U.S. 5 1 corridor. So relocating to Stevens Point will help them provide better service to their patients.
Although they have changed base, Spirit will still provide the same service to patients in other parts of the region. They will provide full transport services, which will be available for patients at Marshfield Clinic. They will also continue making NCIU transfers for the hospital.
Spirit has been in operation for close to 24 years. They have been providing critical care transport to patients located around central and northern Wisconsin. They currently operate from five ground bases using 12 ambulances and 2 helicopters.