OKLAHOMA CITY - The team at the NICU at Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City has taken care of little ones from around the state for years. Now, thanks to a new service, the skilled nurses and doctors in the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit can reach those babies faster. By helicopter.
The helicopter allows the crew to reach babies in Ardmore, Ada, Stillwater, and other Oklahoma communities in a fraction of the time it used to take to get there by plane or ground ambulance. Within fifteen minutes of getting a call to retrieve a baby, the Mercy NICU Flight Team is suited up and ready to go.
In the story below, meet the NICU Flight Team and an Ardmore family who is thankful they're around.