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Akron Children's transport team and communications center provide an efficient and safe transfer of critically ill or injured neonates, infants, children as well as adult or pediatric burn patients from other facilities to Akron Children's. We transport critically ill and injured patients via one of our 4 ground mobile intensive care units, rotor wing aircraft (AirBear®), and fixed wing aircraft (jet). Every mode of transport is staffed with a  critical care transport nurse, paramedic and/or respiratory therapist. In addition to our Akron team, Akron Children’s offers a neonatal only critical care team as well as an advanced life support (ALS) EMS team based in the Mahoning Valley. 

Akron Children's is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems. Our transport team is staffed by skilled and experienced transport nurses, respiratory therapists and transport paramedics who assess and prepare patients for transport.

We closely monitor patients en route and deliver care similar to the care they receive at Akron Children's Hospital. We have ongoing communication with a medical control physician during a transport. 

Children's transport team knows children and what they need. Their equipment is designed especially for children. Akron Children's four ambulances and Air Bear® are kid friendly, with art, music and videos inside to help ease a child's fears.

Air Bear® is operated by Med-Trans corporation of Dallas, Texas.