Because speed is so important in emergency and trauma situations, Wellmont Health System has taken to the skies with WellmontOne Air Transport.
Based in Sullivan County at
Bristol Motor Speedway, the WellmontOne helicopter is positioned to respond swiftly to traffic accidents and other emergencies across the region.
WellmontOne routinely transports patients from the farthest corners of our communities to Wellmont's two trauma centers – the Level I center at
Holston Valley Medical Center or the Level II center at
Bristol Regional Medical Center.
WellmontOne is a Bell 407 helicopter capable of transporting one patient.
FAA-certified pilots and aviation services are supplied by
PHI Air Medical, the nation's premier air ambulance provider.
In addition to the pilots, WellmontOne is staffed by highly trained flight nurses, nationally registered flight paramedics and an operational medical director.
Our entire team receives extensive training in aircraft safety, flight physiology, survival skills, human error and communications to name a few.
Every WellmontOne night flight has two pairs of military-quality night-vision goggles. These goggles allow the pilot and medical staff to perform their life-saving duties, even in the darkest of situations.
WellmontOne's primary coverage area is 60 nautical miles around Bristol, TN. However, patients can also be transported between facilities up to 200 nautical miles apart.
WellmontOne performs critical care emergency stabilization and transport. Additionally, it provides occasional pre-approved non-emergency medical transport.
In addition to serving adult, pediatric and neonatal patients not requiring transport by isolette, WellmontOne provides stabilization, care and transport for patients with:
Personnel and supply transport
WellmontOne occasionally provides urgent transport of pharmaceutical supplies, laboratory samples, blood, medical equipment and personnel. The helicopter proceeds directly to the scene of an illness or injury when so requested.
Search and rescue
WellmontOne assists with limited search and transport missions as approved and directed through PHI Air Medical and their program administrators.
WellmontOne/PHI honors patient transport requests from:
There are certain procedures our EMS and dispatch partners follow, as well as guidelines we ask everyone follow to ensure safe landings and takeoffs and the safety of our crews, patients and others. Learn more about those important
WellmontOne procedures and safety guidelines here.
Wellmont has also partnered with Virginia State Police for Med-Flight II, which provides air transport services to and from all Wellmont hospitals.
Specially equipped helicopters, housed at
Virginia Highlands Airport in Abingdon, are staffed by a medical crew provided by Wellmont and a pilot provided by the Virginia State Police.
Base: Bristol Motor Speedway
Helicopter: Bell 407 helicopter, single patient configuration
WellmontOne Air Transport’s mission is to provide professional, efficient and compassionate patient care, with constant dedication to safety in the rotor wing transport environment.
Our vision is to lead the evolution of air medical transport services by providing superior health care and diligence in safety.
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