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Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Expands Air Transport for Faster Response in Medical and Trauma Emergencies at the Scene
St. Petersburg, Fla. – May 4, 2021 – Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital’s Critical Care Transport Team expanded this month, now allowing the hospital’s helicopter service, in affiliation with Med-Trans Corp., to respond directly to medical and trauma accident scenes. Additionally, LifeLine is adding an adult-focused paramedic and expanding training to current pediatric flight crew members in order to provide these air transport services to both children and adults in the Tampa Bay area. LifeLine will now be able to accept EMS requests for air support and offer faster response, particularly in the Pinellas and Manatee county areas.
“It’s always been a goal of LifeLine to provide the fastest response and expert care straight to our patients, no matter how big or small,” said Julie Bacon, M.S.N., R.N., program manager of the LifeLine program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. “We’re fortunate enough to have a helicopter with the right equipment, and now, the right staff, that can quickly take action to save lives. We also want to be good stewards in the community, and when we can, provide quick, appropriate response to those in need of medical emergency air transport services no matter their age.”
LifeLine’s medical air transport services are already equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology to meet the needs of critically ill newborns, infants and older pediatric patients. In addition to the standard equipment, the helicopter also provides special pediatric transport technology, including the ability to provide active cooling to help prevent brain damage, as well as nitric oxide and high frequency ventilation to help with breathing.
“We started bringing dispatch back to Pinellas County recently, and the next logical evolution was to work with the most capable helicopter and team in Florida and Pinellas County,” said Kim Montgomery, COO of Med-Trans. “To be able to quickly reach and transport adult and pediatric patients and work with the skilled team at Johns Hopkins All Children’s is truly exciting for our community. If you can care for a baby that’s smaller than your hand, you can do just about anything.”
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Video of LifeLine: https://vimeo.com/541706805/c1e689544d
About Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg is a leader in children’s health care, combining a legacy of compassionate care focused solely on children since 1926 with the innovation and experience of one of the world’s leading health care systems. The 259-bed teaching hospital, stands at the forefront of discovery, leading innovative research to cure and prevent childhood diseases while training the next generation of pediatric experts. With a network of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care centers and collaborative care provided by All Children’s Specialty Physicians at regional hospitals, Johns Hopkins All Children’s brings care closer to home. Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital consistently keeps the patient and family at the center of care while continuing to expand its mission in treatment, research, education and advocacy. For more information, visit HopkinsAllChildrens.org.
About Med-Trans Corporation
Med-Trans is a leading national medical transport provider, focused on establishing professional relationships with leading health systems, medical centers and EMS agencies. Med-Trans offers a broad range of solutions to help its partners achieve successful patient outcomes. With relationships in 26 states and operations from more than 90 base locations, more than 1,200 Med-Trans team members make a difference everyday in the lives and communities they serve. For more info go to www.med-trans.net.
Med-Trans is part of the Global Medical Response family of companies. Global Medical Response, Inc. is the industry-leading air, ground, specialty and residential fire services, and managed medical transportation organization. With more than 38,000 employees, GMR delivers compassionate, quality medical care, primarily in the areas of emergency and patient relocation services in the United States and around the world. For more information, visit www.globalmedicalresponse.com.