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Area health system to open new medical helicopter base

Kettering Health Network and MedFlight will soon open a permanent medical helicopter base at the Preble County Medical Center in Eaton.

The MedFlight 8 Base includes a hangar and crew living quarters. Since February 2017, the MedFlight helicopter crew has been temporarily based inside the Preble Emergency Center 24-hours a day, while the new base was under construction.

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This new addition will allow Kettering Health Network to provide greater air and ground coverage for residents in the networks service area, according to the health network.

To celebrate the completion of MedFlight 8, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on Aug. 17 at the Preble County Medical Center located at 450 Washington-Jackson Road.

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For more information on the event, visit here.

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