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STAT MedEvac
Department of Emergency Medicine and Trauma Service Home

When severe, life-threatening injuries occur, the first 60 minutes are critical and are known as the "Golden Hour." Research and experience have shown that advanced, specialized treatment administered at the scene, rapid transportation by air ambulance to a certified trauma center and a waiting trauma surgeon increase the patient's chances for recovery.

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When Altoona Hospital created its Regional Trauma Center in 2001 it also joined one of the nation's most recognized air helicopter services for medical transportation. Altoona Regional is a member of the STAT MedEvac consortium, which also includes Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Shadyside Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and West Penn Hospital. The availability of STAT MedEvac's helicopter fleet means more rapid transport from accident scenes and from other referring medical facilities. A helicopter, based at Altoona Regional, is typically on the way to a crash site within three to five minutes of receiving a dispatch call. On board, a pilot, flight nurse and paramedic are specially trained to handle any emergency.

Mike Schreyer, R.N., C.E.N., E.M.T.P., H.P.
Med Evac 11 Base Site Coordinator
Phone number: (814) 889-6587
Email: mschreyer@altoonaregional.org


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