AeroCare Medical Transport System Inc., one of only three accredited air ambulance providers in Florida, recently opened its third base at the Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) to provide the area with its acute care “flying ICU” service.
Staffed by a critical care nurse, flight medic and two pilots, a medically configured Learjet 35 will operate as a specialized “flying ICU” during each flight. AeroCare will be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year to serve the ill and injured, as well transport organs for transplants.
AeroCare is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS), a high distinction in the fixed-wing air ambulance industry. Its Learjet 35 craft, which has been permanently assigned to the new Ft. Lauderdale site, can reach a maximum speed of 542 mph and an altitude of 45,000 feet.
Southeast Florida is an optimum locale for the company's new base with its proximity to the Caribbean, Mexico and Central and South America. The company’s specially outfitted aircraft have been serving the medical community for 21 years, having flown over 10,000 patients in need of medical transportation throughout the United States and internationally.
AeroCare Medical Transport System Inc. is headquartered in Sugar Grove, Illinois. The company also operates a facility in Scottsdale, Arizona.