MUSC Health-Orangeburg partners with Med-Trans Corporation to launch Meducare 4 helicopter flight services

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (June 18, 2024) – MUSC Health-Orangeburg announces a new partnership with Med-Trans Corporation (Med-Trans), a Global Medical Response (GMR) company, to launch Meducare 4, a helicopter flight service designed to enhance emergency medical transport in the region. This collaboration will support the hospital’s air transport needs and provide critical emergency medical flight services across Bamberg, Calhoun and Orangeburg counties.

Meducare 4, the latest addition to MUSC Health’s fleet, will have its home base at MUSC Health-Orangeburg, marking the fourth helicopter put into service through MUSC Health’s partnership with Med-Trans. This state-of-the-art helicopter is equipped to provide rapid, high-quality medical care in transit, ensuring patients receive the immediate attention they need during emergencies.

“The introduction of Meducare 4 at MUSC Health-Orangeburg represents a significant advancement in our ability to provide critical care to our community. Our partnership with Med-Trans enhances our ability to respond swiftly and efficiently to medical emergencies, ultimately saving lives and improving regional health outcomes,” said Sem Ganthier, executive director of Operations at MUSC Health-Orangeburg.

The addition of Meducare 4 aligns with MUSC Health’s commitment to delivering exceptional health care services and ensuring that communities in Bamberg, Calhoun, and Orangeburg counties have access to timely and efficient emergency medical transport. This service will also play a vital role in facilitating patient transfers to specialized care centers when necessary, thus bridging the gap between local and advanced medical facilities.

“The launch of Meducare 4 underscores our dedication to advancing emergency medical care in this region. Our partnership with MUSC Health-Orangeburg extends critical air transport services in this area, ensuring rapid response times and exceptional medical care for patients when every second counts,” said Matt Morris, regional director at Global Medical Response.


About MUSC 

Founded in 1824 in Charleston, MUSC is the state’s only comprehensive academic health system, with a unique mission to preserve and optimize human life in South Carolina through education, research and patient care. Each year, MUSC educates more than 3,200 students in six colleges – Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy – and trains more than 900 residents and fellows in its health system. MUSC brought in more than $300 million in research funds in fiscal year 2023, leading the state overall in research funding. MUSC also leads the state in federal and National Institutes of Health funding. For information on academic programs, visit

As the health care system of the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC Health is dedicated to delivering the highest-quality and safest patient care while educating and training generations of outstanding health care providers and leaders to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond. Patient care is provided at 16 hospitals (includes owned or governing interest), with approximately 2,700 beds and four additional hospital locations in development, more than 350 telehealth sites and nearly 750 care locations situated in all regions of South Carolina. In 2023, for the ninth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health University Medical Center in Charleston the No. 1 hospital in South Carolina. To learn more about clinical patient services, visit

MUSC has a total enterprise annual operating budget of $5.9 billion. The 31,000 MUSC family members include world-class faculty, physicians, specialty providers, scientists, students, contract employees, affiliates and care team members who deliver groundbreaking education, research and patient care.

About Med-Trans Corporation

Med-Trans is a leading national air medical provider, focused on establishing professional relationships with leading health systems, medical centers and EMS agencies. Med-Trans offers a broad range of solutions to help its partners achieve successful patient outcomes. With relationships in 26 states and operations from more than 125 base locations, more than 1,200 Med-Trans team members make a difference every day in the lives and communities they serve. For more info go to

Med-Trans is part of Global Medical Response. With nearly 36,000 team members, Global Medical Response delivers compassionate, quality medical care, primarily in the areas of emergency medical services and patient relocation services in the United States and around the world. GMR was formed by combining the industry leaders in air, ground, mobile healthcare services, and community, industrial/specialty and wildland fire services. For additional information, visit us on LinkedIn or at