The Critical Care Transport Program
The Critical Care Transport Program features specially trained Good Samaritan Hospital Critical Care Team who
accompanies each transport. Mobile Intensive Care Units are capable of
transporting critically ill patients including those with Intraaortic
Balloon Pump (IABP), Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD), or Extracorporeal
Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), arrhythmias, vasopressor support and those
requiring ventilator support.
The Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) Transport Program is staffed by a team of cardiologists, nurses, and technicians who are
available around to clock to respond to the needs of patients and referring
institutions. Patients transported to Good Samaritan Hospital include
those from hospitals in Bakersfield, Riverside, San Luis Obispo, Las Vegas,
San Diego, Palm Springs and other locations.
Thrombolytic therapy and urgent air or ground transportation to Good Samaritan
Hospital for angiography, angioplasty, or if necessary, cardiac surgery
are mainstays of the program.
The Neurocritical Care Program provides care for patients with critical neurologic conditions. Specialists
practicing at the program are trained in neurocritical care and provide
advanced diagnostics, neuroimaging, multimodality monitoring and comprehensive
Neurocritical Care is a unique discipline that provides critical care for
patients with a wide range of neurological disorders, including stroke,
subarachnoid hemorrhage, brain trauma, coma, intracerebral hemorrhage,
seizures, spinal cord trauma, status epilepticus, encephalitis, myasthenia
gravis, Guillain-Barre’ syndrome, and neuromuscular disease.
Critical Care Transport Program Hotline: (213) 977-2996
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