Children's Hospital in Birmingham gets pediatric transport helicopter
The Birmingham News, January 18, 2008
Children's Hospital in Birmingham, AL expects to start using a helicopter dedicated solely to the transportation of its patients. Until recently, Children's shared a helicopter used to pick up trauma patients around the Birmingham area, but the increasing volume has made it essential for the organization to have one of its own. Last year, Children's transported about 300 children by helicopter out of its 1,000 critical care transportation patients and could have carried many more by chopper if one had been available.