Pediatric Transport Program
Bringing Golisano Children’s Hospital To You
How can critically ill or injured children get to our hospital — quickly and safely? With the help of the Golisano Children’s Hospital Critical Care Transport Program.
This program provides transport services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our team is experienced in the resuscitation, stabilization and transfer of pediatric patients through 18 years of age.
Serving Upstate New York, we are helping ensure that children can get the excellent critical care services they need.
The Critical Care Transport Team
The team includes a pediatric transport nurse, a pediatric transport respiratory therapist, a paramedic, and when necessary, a pediatric critical care physician.
The team manages critically ill children with a wide range of conditions, including respiratory failure, shock, cardiac disease and neurologic conditions. With advanced skills — such as airway management, ECMO, CRRT, high flow nasal cannula, invasive monitoring, and arterial and venous access — they provide ongoing care to patients throughout the transfer process while under the close supervision of a pediatric critical care physician.
Rebecca Gillis, R.R.T.
Respiratory Clinical Care Coordinator
Leslie Warren, R.N., B.S.N., C.C.R.N., C.-N.P.T.
Transport Team Coordinator
- Jim Baker, R.R.T.
- Scott Bryan, R.R.T.
- Matthew Comer, R.N.
- Kayla Ellis, R.N., B.S.N., C.P.S.T.
- Steve Fickess, R.N., B.S.N., C.C.R.N., C.-N.P.T.
- Micheal Filice, R.R.T.
- Nick Hessong, R.N., B.S.N., C.P.E.N.
- Daniel Kaser, R.N., B.S.N., C.C.R.N., C.-N.P.T.
- Hannah Kelley, R.N., B.S.N., C.P.S.T.
- Aaron Luckman, R.R.T.
- Dwayne May, R.N., B.S.N.
- Julie Melville, R.R.T.
- Steve Schneider, R.R.T.
- Kate Snios, R.R.T.
- Janine Taylor, R.R.T.
How to Use Our Transport Service
Call our Transfer Center 1-800-499-9298
We are available 24/7. You will have a brief conference call with a critical care physician, a nurse, and a respiratory therapist. After the call, the transport team will mobilize immediately.
Information We Need
- Patient name, DOB, allergies and weight
- History of current illness
- Primary and secondary assessment
- Initial and current vital signs
- Lab and imaging results
- Medications and therapies
- Any invasive lines or procedures
Our Modes of Transportation
- Ambulance - in partnership with AMR
- Helicopter/Fixed Wing Aircraft - in partnership with Mercy Flight Western
Preparing for Departure
- Upon arrival, the team will obtain updates from both nursing and physician staff.
- Please have copies of pertinent progress notes, vital signs, lab values, and medication.
- Imaging can be provided on CD or sent via LifeIMAGE.
We are happy to provide information, outreach education, or support for community programs.
New state-of-the-art ambulances will allow faster transfer of newborns and children from other facilities with high-tech equipment geared for the smallest patients.
“This wouldn’t be possible without the major support of our community that has been ongoing since day one,” Brophy said. “A huge, heartfelt thank you to Maureen and Mark Davitt for their incredible generosity and contribution.”
Maureen and Mark Davitt at the NICU and PICU ambulance dedication event.
Read more: Transporting Our Tiniest Patients: Golisano Unveils Two Pediatric Ambulances
Transportation and Team
Pediatric Ambulance Dedication