Carbon County must have appeared on the proverbial radar screen because two evacuation helicopter companies, allied with competing hospital networks. In a matter of weeks will be operating in the county.

Although no one is explaining why, it seems that each service and network sees an opportunity to provide services and make money.

The two services that will be serving Carbon County are PennStar - a helicopter air medical transport service associated with the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania MedEvac, and University MedEvac - a helicopter medical transport service associated with Hahnemann University Hospital and Lehigh Valley Hospital.