PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 25, 2011) -- MidAtlantic MedEvac is pleased to announce the establishment of a new base of operations centrally located in Cape May County, New Jersey at the Woodbine Airport. This MidAtlantic MedEvac helicopter, designated MedEvac 4, provides more rapid availability of helicopter air medical transportation to Cape May County’s Emergency Medical Services system. We are currently operational 12 hours per day seven days per week at Woodbine.
The MidAtlantic MedEvac flight team consists of a pilot, a flight nurse and a flight paramedic, each specially trained and equipped to transport and care for patients with a wide range of serious illnesses or injuries.
The primary purpose for using a helicopter for medical transport to a specialized medical facility is to save time while maintaining appropriate, often life-saving care, for our patients. Special communications and computer technology combined with an ongoing preparedness enables our teams to respond quickly to urgent medical transport situations while maintaining a safe operating environment. Being Located in Cape May County significantly reduces the wait time for patients from this area requiring air medical transport.
About Hahnemann University Hospital
Hahnemann University Hospital is a 496-bed academic medical center at Broad and Vine Streets in Philadelphia, Pa. The hospital is a tertiary care institution that specializes in cardiac services, heart failure and transplantation, OB/GYN, orthopedics, medical, surgical and radiation oncology, bone marrow transplantation, renal dialysis and kidney/pancreas/liver transplantation. In 2009, Hahnemann earned Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Hahnemann is recognized by the American Heart Association as a leader in coronary artery disease and heart failure treatments. U.S. News and World Reports named Hahnemann among the top 50 Best Hospitals in the nation for Cardiology and Heart Surgery in 2010 and 2011 and number 4 in the Philadelphia region, with twn medical specialties ranking “high performing.” The hospital performed one of the city’s first kidney transplants in 1963 and one of the first bone marrow transplants in 1976. Hahnemann became Philadelphia’s first Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center for adults in 1986, and since then has been served by MidAtlantic MedEvac, an aeromedical transport program for critically ill patients. Hahnemann is proud to be the first hospital in Philadelphia to join with The Wellness Community of Philadelphia to offer onsite support and education services to cancer patients and their families. Hahnemann is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. An affiliate of Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital is part of Tenet Pennsylvania, which also includes St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.
To learn more about Hahnemann, visit www.hahnemannhospital.com
About MidAtlantic MedEvac
MidAtlantic MedEvac is affiliated with Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA., and AtlantiCare in Atlantic City. Air medical flight operations from southeastern Pennsylvania began in April 1987, the first in the Delaware Valley. Flight operations based in New Jersey began in June 2005. MidAtlantic MedEvac was the first commercial helicopter air medical service to operate from within New Jersey. Currently operating Eurocopter helicopters, our services include operations flown directly from the scene of injury as well as emergency inter-hospital transports. The MidAtlantic MedEvac service area includes all of New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, southeastern New York, Delaware, and northeastern Maryland.
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