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7/24/2014 2:23:00 PM
Northwest MedStar Cancels Brewster Base Community Open House Funds for the Event to be Directed to Those Affected by Wildfires

The Northwest MedStar Brewster Base open house, planned for the community on Monday, July 28, is canceled in light of the destruction and loss to area residents caused by wildfires.

Northwest MedStar is distributing the catering planned for the event to local agencies. In addition, a donation is being made to the local American Red Cross Apple Valley Chapter.

"Our flight team is from this region and have friends and loved ones that experienced great loss," said Shawn Ottley, base coordinator for Northwest MedStar. "This is a small way to give back to those affected."

Northwest MedStar maintained critical care transport from its surrounding bases in Moses Lake and TriCities when the Brewster base was evacuated Thursday, July 17. The local base at Anderson Field Airport continues to work with local EMS agencies and area hospitals to ensure critical care transport is available 24/7 to those in need throughout the entire north central Washington region. ###

Northwest MedStar, a Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) accredited critical care transport program since 1996 and the air medical industry's 2012 Program of the Year, provides high-quality care and transport to thousands of patients each year from its bases in Missoula, Mont., Spokane, Tri-Cities, Moses Lake, Pullman, and Brewster, Wash. Northwest MedStar's primary service area covers Washington, northern Idaho, Montana, and eastern Oregon. Northwest MedStar also provides patient transport to Seattle and other facilities throughout the United States and parts of Canada. All flights are conducted by, and operational control over all aircraft is exercised solely by Metro Aviation, Inc. A division of Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS), Northwest MedStar offers a membership program that shields people from emergency air transport costs not covered by health insurance. For more information about Northwest MedStar, the membership program or to support Northwest MedStar's ongoing services through a commitment to the foundation, visit:

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