(PRWEB) September 3, 2005
Sugar Grove, Illinois, September 2, 2005 - AeroCare Medical Transport System, Inc. received a request from Phoenix Children's Hospital in Arizona this afternoon to immediately evacuate a 14-month-old child from Baton Rouge General Hospital to Phoenix Children's Hospital. The child has a chronic pulmonary condition and is breathing with a ventilator. The child was evacuated from New Orleans to Baton Rouge yesterday.
ÂWe have been receiving a high volume of calls from the hurricane afflicted regions but this is our first confirmed mission. We anticipate doing several more flights in the immediate future,Â said Joseph D Cece, AeroCare's Program Director and CEO.
AeroCare launched an aeromedically equipped Lear 35A air ambulance staffed with a Critical Care Flight Nurse and Critical Care Flight Paramedic. The aircraft is scheduled to touch down in Baton Rouge at 5:28 pm CST and the flight time to Phoenix is expected to be three hours in duration. Both of the child's parents will be onboard the aircraft also. The initial mission plan anticipates arriving in Phoenix at 7:30 p.m. PST.
AeroCare Medical Transport System, Inc., now in its 12th year of operation, offers emergency and non-emergency fixed-wing air ambulance services throughout the world. Based in the suburban Chicagoland area, AeroCare flies sick and injured patients both domestically and internationally. AeroCare's aircraft are staffed with specially trained Flight Paramedics, Critical Care Flight Nurses, and Flight Physicians utilizing the latest biomedical equipment. In addition, AeroCare provides aircraft and emergency equipped Chevrolet Suburban Trucks to provide air and ground transportation to organ procurement teams throughout the Midwest United States. For more information, visit http://www.aerocare.com or contact Joseph D Cece at 800-823-1911.