Town of Vail, hospital to host forum on critical care helicopter flights

By Real Vail
June 18, 2013
Vail Valley Medical Center and the Town of Vail are hosting an information session about the importance of critical care helicopter services in the community. The session is open to the public and will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Friday, June 21 in The Grand View on the third floor of the Lionshead Welcome Center.

Guests will hear from helicopter pilot and FAA examiner Cayce Batterson as well as Vail Valley Medical Center trauma surgeon Dr. Reg Franciose, cardiologist Dr. Larry Gaul, Emergency Physician Dr. Matt Kamper and Senior Physician Dr. Jack Eck to learn about the realities and statistics of helicopter transports. A light lunch will be available to guests.

Friday's forum is part of VVMC's master site planning process and follows an earlier session held on May 15.

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