Cleveland Clinic launches a fully equipped mobile ICU ready to be dispatched worldwide

According to MarketWatch:

"Cleveland Clinic has launched a comprehensive critical care program that provides specialized care by Cleveland Clinic physicians, nurse practitioners and critical care nurses to domestic and international patients through means of mobile intensive care unit, helicopter and fixed-wing jets.

"While in the air, our team has the full complement of Cleveland Clinic expertise at its disposal via direct communication with the Clinic or back to the referring physician," said Marc Harrison, M.D., Director of Medical Operations and Associate Chief of Staff, Cleveland Clinic.

The program will offer uninterrupted service for patients via a diverse fleet of vehicles including ground ambulance, helicopter, and two fixed-winged jets. The jets are configurable for virtually every critical care scenario including mechanical ventilation, balloon pump and ECMO.

The fleet will be stored at Cleveland Clinic with the exception of the two Beechjet 400 medical aircrafts, which will be based at Cleveland's Burke Lakefront Airport."

The jets are equipped to provide ICU care during transcontinental flights, enabling very ill foreign patients to be transferred to the Cleveland Clinic.

Cleveland Clinic Launches Fully Dedicated International Comprehensive Critical Care Program. MarketWatch.
Cleveland Clinic launches mobile ICU. Crain Communications Inc.
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1 comment:

  1. very nice! how much does this cost?