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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 survival.
When UPMC Altoona Hospital became a Regional Trauma Center in 2001, it also became affiliated with STAT MedEvac, a critical care transport system and clinical arm of the Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. (CEM). STAT MedEvac 11, which is based at UPMC Altoona Hospital, is one of seventeen helicopter base sites in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. The medical crew configuration includes a certified flight registered nurse (CFRN) and a flight paramedic certified (FP-C), combining the best in critical care and prehospital experience.
The CEM is a not-for-profit organization directed by a consortium of hospitals: UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, UPMC Hamot, UPMC Altoona, and UPMC Mercy Hospital.
For questions about STAT MedEvac 11, contact:Heather Sauer, NRP, FP-C, CMTE
STAT MedEvac Regional Manager
Visit www.statmedevac.com for more information.