At Albany Medical Center, pediatric patients deemed medically suitable for transfer have access to a pediatric ambulance as well as immediate air transportation. Young patients transferred to the Bernard & Millie Duker Children's Hospital for immediate evaluation are accompanied by Albany Med's transport team. This team consists of specially trained nurses and respiratory therapists who travel to other hospitals within Albany Med's 25-county service area to pick up and transport critically ill neonates and children who require advanced care at the Children's Hospital.
Mohawk Ambulance's Ambulance #29 provides ready access to the most advanced medical technology available for the staff of the Children's Hospital as they transport the region's most critically ill infants and children. The only vehicle in the region - and one of only a handful in the country - Ambulance #29 is designed exclusively for infants and pediatric patients.
The larger ambulance allows for faster and safer transport, and provides more space for Albany Med's transport teams to work within. And unlike most ambulances, the new ambulance can also safely accommodate the transport of twins.
Albany Medical Center, in collaboration with Life Net New York, offers the region's only air transport. The EC135, part of the new generation of twin-engine EMS helicopters, is designed exclusively for emergency medical transport. It is available 24-7 to transport seriously ill or injured residents of northeastern N.Y. to Albany Medical Center.
- Unique four-blade rotor and closed rear tail rotor technology, making the EC135 the quietest helicopter in its class.
- Glass cockpit, providing quicker cognitive definition when flying and approaching the scene of an emergency.
- Rear loading, which provides smoother loading for patients and safer and easier handling for medical crew.
In 2006 Life Net of New York joined an elite group of emergency medical transport services in the U.S. by earning accreditation from the Commission of Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). This prestigious accreditation represents the highest standards possible for transport services.