Critical Care Transport Accredited as Specialty Care Service
The Critical Care Transport at High Point Regional Health System has been re-licensed by the state as a Specialty Care Transport Service for another 5 years, based on recent tests meeting all state requirements.
The Critical Care Transport has transported 2545 patients from June 1998 to September 2004. The service was originally implemented to transport Cardiac Patients from Lexington, Thomasville and Asheboro hospitals’ critical care units and Emergency Rooms to High Point Regional Health System for diagnosis and treatment of Coronary Artery disease.
It has since expanded to transport other patients from High Point Regional Health System to facilities such as Duke for Cardiac transplant and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for Neuro trauma care.
According to Pam Peterson, Director of Cardiovascular Services, “This is an excellent opportunity to help patients directly, including obstetrics, and support emergency rooms for trauma designations.”