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Critical care transport provided with donations to Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger

In 2014, the Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital’s medical transport fleet received a long awaited new critical care transport ambulance with the help of Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger.

Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger helped provide funding for the purchase of a new critical care transport ambulance to replace a vehicle purchased in 1998.

“The larger ambulance is designed for crew and staff safety and will be able to transport all ages,” said Life Flight® Program director Jerry Splitt.

The ambulance is used primarily for pediatrics and acts as a mobile intensive care unit, transporting neonates and critically-ill pediatric patients. Adult patients will be

transported on an as-needed basis and only within a 30-mile radius.

The ambulance is staffed 12 hours a day with a Life Flight® nurse and medic and a neonatal nurse or pediatric critical care nurse during their transports. On-call staff cover overnights.

“We have cross-trained our staff from Life Flight® for the critical care ground crew, so the same great care received in the air is available on the ground as well,” Splitt said.