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Aug 1: American Medical Response and Memorial Hospital for Children Unveil New Critical Care Ambulance

For Immediate Release

August 1, 2007

When a baby is born prematurely, they need the specialized care found in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). If a baby is born in a small, rural hospital in southern Colorado, that child needs to be transported as quickly as possible to southern Colorado’s only children’s hospital, Memorial Hospital for Children, so they can receive the care they need to develop.

The same is true for a child who has been involved in a serious accident. They need the level of care provided in southern Colorado’s only pediatric intensive care unit, located at Memorial Hospital for Children.

Memorial’s team of health care professionals now has a new, state-of-the-art critical care ambulance, which is owned and operated by American Medical Response of Colorado Springs, to transport those critically ill babies and children to Memorial. In addition to its spacious patient care area, this 2007 American Emergency Vehicle (AEV) ambulance represents that latest in emergency vehicle design with an upgraded generator unit, providing the isolette with power during long distance transports, and a 400 mile fuel tank capacity.