Ready to dispatch
Up to 10 teams a day are dispatched immediately from bases at Children's Mercy in Kansas City, Mo. and Children's Mercy Kansas in Overland Park, Kan. All transport teams respond by dedicated ground ambulance, rotor wing, turbo prop and jet airplanes. The transport program has been designed to bridge the gap between Children's Mercy and other medical facilities.
Directed by Children's Mercy neonatologists, pediatric intensivists and maternal fetal medicine physicians, the teams consist of advanced life support-trained critical care nurses, respiratory therapists, paramedics and emergency medical technicians. The maternal fetal transport teams include the addition of a nurse with extensive high-risk obstetrical experience. ECMO transport teams include the addition of a perfusionist and pediatric intensivist or neonatologist.
An annual volume of nearly 5,800 neonatal, pediatric and maternal fetal transports place CMCCT amongst the busiest specialty teams in the country. CMCCT crews are prepared, skilled and confident in their ability to care for expectant mothers and 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 accredited in all three modes of transport through the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services (CAMTS).
Accreditation public notice
Ground ambulances are operated by Children's Mercy Kansas City.
Fixed-wing aircrafts are operated by PHI Health, a FAA Part 135 certificate holder.
Rotor-wing aircraft is operated by PHI Health, a FAA Part 135 certificate holder, and in affiliation with LifeFlight Eagle.
Safety is our top priority
Safety awareness is integrated into all aspects of the transport program. Each day people entrust the transport teams with their lives and the lives of their loved ones. We believe we must always be worthy of that trust.
Learn about the safety precautions we utilize with every service.