AU Health holds dedication ceremony for permanent AirCare hangar

Augusta University Health staff, Augusta Regional Airport leadership and other Augusta dignitaries and community leaders celebrated the dedication of AirCare’s new permanent home Thursday, Feb. 23. The new structure at Augusta Regional Airport not only provides a place to store the only hospital-owned helicopter in the area, it also provides comfortable living quarters for the crew who rotate 24-hour shifts. The building also houses teaching space to train flight nurses, work spaces and a conference room.

Following speeches by Dr. Phillip Coule, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of AU Health; Herbert Judon Jr., executive director of Augusta Regional Airport; Kim Basso, director of Women’s and Children’s Services at Children’s Hospital of Georgia, and Zack Lancaster, AirCare program director, guests were invited to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and tour the facility.

Click through a slideshow of the event.