REACT Helicopter Program Resumes Full Service

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Rockford Health System has announced Rockford Memorial Hospital’s REACT helicopter program has resumed full air and ground transport services.

As of Sunday, February 3, REACT pilots, flight nurses and mechanics resumed serving injured and critically-ill patients throughout the region.

The first flight was a patient flown from Freeport to Rockford Memorial Hospital. REACT is using a temporary Eurocopter EC135 aircraft housed at the hangar on the North Rockton Avenue campus.

The permanent replacement aircraft, also a Eurocopter EC135, continues to be prepared for delivery to Rockford Health System.

The aircraft is currently being outfitted and painted and is expected to arrive within one to two months.

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