Mercy Flight Central is expanding into the Utica-Rome area.

They'll be adding a new base of operations in Schuyler beginning in March.

The expansion will allow the organization to provide faster, more cost-effective service to trauma patients in many under-served central New York communities.

Mercy Flight expects to add about 12 new jobs in the coming year, including flight nurses, paramedics and pilots.

Mercy Flight Central is an independent provider of air medical services based in Canadaigua, NY.