Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) March 28, 2010
AirMed International, the leading U.S. air ambulance company, conducted another humanitarian mission to the earthquake stricken country of Haiti, transporting a premature infant and her mother back to the United States for medical treatment unavailable in Haiti.
AirMed International is one of only four approved air ambulance carriers for the U.S. Department of Defense and was contracted by the DoD for this mission. A three-member AirMed medical team assumed care of the 5-day-old infant, born at just 28 weeks gestation, and her mother at the University of Miami field hospital in Haiti and transported them to Dobbins AFB in Marietta, Georgia. The patient was then released to the pediatric critical care team of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia.
AirMed's previous transports from Haiti include an emergency rescue flight for two seriously injured residents, both with severe injuries suffered during the earthquake. AirMed transported the patients aboard its state-of-the-art Hawker 800 medical jet to Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment under the care of noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. Daniel Ivankovich.
About the air ambulance company AirMed International:
AirMed International is the country's leading air ambulance service, offering unparalleled medical care and bedside-to-bedside transportation on a worldwide basis. Chosen as air medical transport for the world-famous Mayo Clinic as well as a contract carrier for the U.S. Department of Defense, AirMed operates a fleet of fully customized fixed-wing aircraft from its headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama, with additional bases in Ohio, Hawaii and Minnesota. AirMed is also the first U.S. air ambulance with a permanent base in Hong Kong, China, and the only air ambulance program in the world to hold both CAMTS and EURAMI accreditation in addition to U.S. Department of Defense approved air carrier status. The company's website can be found at airmed.com.