Aerocare Deploys Three Aircraft to Houston and Evacuates Four Critical Patients

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AeroCare assembled three teams to go from Houston to San Antonio, ensuring that the most critical patients were evacuated first and optimal care was delivered.

AeroCare Medical Transport System, Inc. received an urgent request from Bay Shore Medical Center near Houston, Texas, requesting the immediate evacuation of patients to San Antonio, Texas, late Thursday evening. AeroCare assembled three teams including a Flight Paramedic, four Critical Care Flight Nurses and two Flight Physicians from the University of Chicago Medical Center.

At 4:16 am this morning, AeroCare launched three medically configured aircraft to the Houston area arriving at Ellington Field airport outside of Houston at 8:45 am. AeroCare’s Medical Director, Dr. Wendy J. Marshall coordinated with AeroCare’s medical teams on the scene to insure that the most critical patients were evacuated first and that optimal care was delivered.

By 2:10 pm CST, the last patient was delivered to the receiving hospital in San Antonio. All three aircraft are expected to arrive back at AeroCare’s headquarters at the Aurora Municipal Airport in suburban Chicagoland by 8:30 pm CST Friday evening.

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

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