Children's Mercy Critical Care Transport is the only 24-hour a day, seven day a week transport program in the region dedicated exclusively to neonates, children and adolescents. Eight teams a day are dispatched immediately from bases at Children's Mercy in Kansas City, Missouri and Children's Mercy Kansas in Overland Park, Kansas by ground ambulance, rotor wing, fixed wing and jet.

The transport team has been designed to bridge the gap between Children's Mercy and other medical facilities. Directed by Children's Mercy neonatologists and pediatric intensivists, the teams consist of advanced life support-trained critical care nurses, respiratory therapists, paramedics and emergency medical technicians. Nearly 5300 neonatal and pediatric transports were completed last year once again placing them amongst the top specialty teams in the country. Our crews are prepared, skilled and confident in their ability to care for the most critically ill children throughout the transport process. Children's Mercy Critical Care Transport's commitment to excellence in specialty transport care has earned the Neonatal/ Pediatric Transport Award of Excellence, Fixed Wing Award of Excellence, Critical Care Ground Award of Excellence and Transport Program of the Year, all awarded by the Association of Air Medical Services. The transport program is CAMTS (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services)-accredited in all three modes of transport.

Transport Services

  • Ground ambulances are operated by Children's Mercy Kansas City
  • Fixed-wing aircraft is operated by PHI Air Medical, Inc., a FAA Part 135 certificate holder
  • Rotor-wing aircraft is operated by PHI Air Medical, Inc., a FAA Part 135 certificate holder, and in affiliation with LifeFlight Eagle

Site Visit Notice

CAMTS will be conducting an accreditation site visit on February 24-25, 2016. Get more information (pdf).

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