Baylor Scott & White “introduced” their new emergency medical services helicopter Tuesday morning.

The helicopter is part of expanded aeromedical transport capabilities they are providing for Central Texas.

The new helicopter, branded as EC-135, is operated by PHI Air Medical and made its appearance by landing at the ground helipad at the Scott & White Medical Center on South 31st Street after making a few fly-by’s.

The expanded service capability will enhance our health system’s ability to provide advanced, high-quality rapid transport for all patient populations throughout the Central Texas Division,” said Terry Valentino, vice president of the trauma program and EMS operations for Baylor Scott & White. 

The new EC-135 helicopter, branded with Baylor Scott & White logos, will allow pediatric, neonatal and now adult transport teams to travel farther, faster and safer using the EC-135’s enhanced navigational system.