Carestar Helicopter Now Stationed in Fort Stockton

FORT STOCKTON - Pecos County Memorial and Medical Center Hospital cut the ribbon on a new housing facility for a Carestar helicopter Friday.

The medical helicopter puts time on Pecos County Memorial's side. Precious seconds can often mean the difference between life and death for medical patients.

The helicopter will be able to drastically cut down the transport time for patients in the Pecos County area and the Interstate 10 corridor. In the past, a Carestar helicopter would have to respond from Odessa.

The chopper will be stationed in Fort Stockton 24 hours a day, seven days a week providing a new level of medical care for this part of West Texas.