Tidelands Health to serve as official health care provider for Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show
The thousands of people who attend the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show April 28 and 29 will enjoy spectacular entertainment in the sky and coordinated, high-quality medical care on the ground.
Tidelands Health, the region’s largest health system, is the official health care provider for the air show, which will be held on the grounds of Myrtle Beach International Airport. Physicians and nurses from the health system will join with local law enforcement, fire departments, EMS personnel and airport officials to help ensure robust medical care for air show attendees.
Central to care at the event will be the Tidelands Health Medical Tent, a go-to resource for spectators in need of medical assistance. The tent will be set up to manage minor illnesses and injuries, such as sprains, strains, dehydration, etc.
Individuals who suffer serious medical emergencies will be immediately transported off site by emergency medical personnel stationed throughout the show grounds.
“With so many people coming together in one location, it’s important to have a comprehensive care plan in place,” said Ashley Capps, associate vice president of nursing operations at Tidelands Health. “Medical problems can occur regardless of where you are and what you’re doing.”
Capps said the team in the Tidelands Health Medical Tent will be equipped to provide a wide range of services. Common problems at air shows include twisted ankles, scrapes and cuts, diabetes-related blood sugar imbalances, sunburns and dehydration. Evaluation and treatment in the tent will be provided at no cost.
“Major events like Wings Over Myrtle Beach require a team effort,” said Patrick O’Leary, ARFF deputy chief at Myrtle Beach International Airport. “With the support of Tidelands Health and first responders from across the region, we’re looking forward to a very successful, safe show.”
Sponsored by visitmyrtlebeach.com, the inaugural Wings Over Myrtle Beach at the Myrtle Beach International Airport is the first full-scale air show in the Grand Strand in more than 20 years. The air show is headlined by the legendary U.S. Navy Blue Angels performing in their signature blue and gold F-18 Hornet fighter aircraft. For more information, visit wingsovermyrtlebeach.com.
Image courtesy of the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show