Ground Transport

For the sickest of the sick: ICU-level care on wheels

Hear “Boston MedFlight” and most people immediately think of our helicopters. But many of our transports—in fact around 52%—are in our critical-care ground vehicles.

Sending hospitals with very sick patients call us when their patients require further technology or personnel. Our ICU-level ground transport is their lifeline to higher-level, specialized care available at the sending facility. 

Up to the North Shore to pick up a patient in respiratory failure. Down to the Cape for a newborn clinging to life. Out to Worcester to pick up a cardiac patient on a heart-lung machine who is in need of a transplant. In all conditions, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, Boston MedFlight is there.

  • Three critical care ground vehicles are strategically located for rapid deployment and Boston MedFlight has the ability to staff six in total if patient need requires.
  • All of our critical care ambulances are configured with Stryker Power Load Systems, which are electric-hydraulic, stretcher-loading systems that increase safety for patients and our teams when loading patients and medical equipment. The stretcher systems have a capacity of 700 pounds.
  • In 2019, we completed 2,370 ground missions, an average of 6.4 missions per day.
  • We serve sending hospitals throughout Massachusetts, southern Maine and New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

 

 



Critical-Care Ground Transport Vehicles

Boston MedFlight has seven, state-of-the-art, critical-care ground transport vehicles. Each carries a three-person team: an EMT (driver), critical care nurse and paramedic, plus one patient.

We need your support to ensure we can continue to get the sickest of the sick to the care they so desperately need.