. Michael Peat, President of Air Critical Care said, “The majority of air transports are patients that require very limited medical services, but are just not ambulatory or may require a little more assistance"
Punta Gorda, FL (PRWEB) June 30, 2011
Air Critical Cares kicks off its new operation ACCmedlink to assist customers in southwest Florida with its new non-emergency transport vehicle.
Air Critical Care, a leader in Worldwide Air Medical Transportation service, last month announced the addition of a medical ground transport service in Southwest Florida to compliment the air medical services. ACCmedlink started operations this week after the company took delivery of its first of five new 2011 Ford Mobility Vans from Mobility Works in Akron, Ohio. The company accepted the new vehicle which then was on display at the companies North Carolina Office for customers to inspect this week. The vans flexible configurations offer a capacity of up to three non-ambulatory passengers and up to six ambulatory passengers, this may be an important feature as hurricane season starts. In addition, the van will be equipped with Global Positioning System and an Automatic External Defibrillator.
This vehicle was then delivered to Air Critical Cares Southwest Florida office and was out the next day transporting one of Air Critical Cares customers from a medical flight to their home in Ft. Myers, Florida.
Air Critical Care LLC, the parent to ACCmedlink plans to expand these non-emergency transport services in all their locations in Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, New York City, Texas and Arizona.
James Endres, of Air Critical Cares Michigan office who delivered the van for ACCmedlink said that it was a smooth ride on the 1300 mile trip and the van was a dream to drive; I see this being an important asset to assist in ACC’s long Distance Medical Transportation Services. This van can assist customers that don't require the needs of the more expensive air medical services. Michael Peat, President of Air Critical Care said, “The majority of air transports are patients that require very limited medical services, but are just not ambulatory or may require a little more assistance then what they would receive on a commercial airlines.” Air Critical Care has seen a sharp increase this year in medical transports and expects the trend to only increase.