In a medical emergency, time is valuable. To ensure that every second counts, University of Mississippi Medical Center provides emergency transport services for potential critical care cases.
AirCare helicopters with specially trained crews and nurses as well as state-of-the-art equipment provide access to those needing immediate transport to UMMC due to disaster, illness or accident. The helicopters are based at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson and in Meridian for quick access across the state.
Specially trained nurses also take to the road to transport children and newborns requiring the special services of Batson Children's Hospital. Ambulances are equipped with infant- and child-sized equipment to ensure that young patients receive immediate and constant attention until they reach their destination.
Adult ambulance service also is provided through a contract with an area provider.