Associated Press Published

Air Evac Lifeteam Closes Base at Wood County Airport

Air Evac Lifeteam has closed its base at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport in Wood County.

Multiple media outlets report that the medical helicopter service announced the base’s closure this week. The company says the closure is part of an effort to better utilize its resources in places with less access to such service.

Air Evac president Seth Myers says the community need and demand for patient transfers couldn’t sustain the Wood County base’s operations.

An Air Evac program director, Bradley Troy, says 15 people employed at the base were given an opportunity to transfer to other bases. Troy says only one employee left the company.

Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg will remain a partner with Air Evac.

The area also is served by HealthNet.