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Disasters know no geographic or seasonal limitations. Earthquakes Wildfires Floods Tornadoes. Hurricanes Pandemics Terrorism Bioterrorism. U.S. Air Ambulance….

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Disasters know no geographic or seasonal limitations

  • Earthquakes

  • Wildfires

  • Floods

  • Tornadoes

  • Hurricanes

  • Pandemics

  • Terrorism

  • Bioterrorism


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U.S. Air Ambulance…

offers the nation’s only customized, complete, private evacuation program specificallyfor hospitals and nursing homes – the Hospital Evacuation Liaison Program – HELP.


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Is your hospital prepared?


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You Probably Expect That:

  • Your own personnel can plan and direct an evacuation

  • Local EMS capabilities will be there to help your patients

  • State reciprocity will provide additional resources

  • FEMA will rescue you


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The Reality is That:

  • Many facility personnel are unavailable or unable to handle the stress

  • Local EMS is inundated with emergency calls

  • State resources are spread too thinly throughout the region

  • FEMA’s priority is NOT to your hospital or your most critical patients


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The Solution:

U.S. Air Ambulance’s Hospital Evacuation Liaison Program


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The Benefits:

  • We focus on YOUR specific needs

  • We support YOUR disaster preparedness plan

  • We put YOU in control – of when you evacuate, how your patients are transported, and where they will be treated


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Our Services:

  • Comprehensive planning and/or plan review

  • Grant writing expertise

  • Contracting with ground and air transport providers and medical personnel

  • Establishing MOUs with receiving hospitals

  • Training and drills

  • On-site support teams

  • Hour-by-hour management of actual evacuation

  • Insurance assistance


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Our Network:

Participating Suppliers – All are FEMA compliant

Participating Hospitals


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Our Work Prior to Evacuation:

  • REVIEW your current preparedness plan

  • ASSIST with grant writing

  • ANALYZE your patient profile information

  • PROCURE Letters of Intent from ground and air medical transport companies

  • CONTRACT with appropriate providers

  • FINALIZE Memorandums of Understanding from appropriate potential receiving hospitals

  • PROVIDE training and drills

  • DEVELOP evacuation trigger methodology


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Our Reaction to Your Call:

1. MOBILIZE transport and additional medical resources

2. ALERT receiving hospitals to expect patients

3. DEPLOY staff to your hospital and receiving hospitals

4. COORDINATE all external communications – hospitals, families, media

5. RETURN patients to your facility

6. AUDIT functions and provide follow-up report


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Our Difference:

We mobilize a second tier of providers, outside of FEMA and State reciprocity zones.

(Example shown is for our partner hospitals in Baton Rouge. Appropriate providers are identified/contracted with based upon your specific location.)


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Our Difference:

  • We FOCUS on your hospital or nursing home

  • When possible, we evacuate PRIOR to local, state and federal efforts

  • We RETURN your patients to your facility as soon as it’s safe to do so

  • We COMMUNICATE with all parties

  • We have a PROVEN track record of safe, efficient mass evacuations


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A Testimonial:

“One of the most essential components of our plan involves evacuating patients out of the region, and we've partnered successfully with U.S. Air Ambulance’s HELP program for more than two years.

“The benefit of this relationship is that it allows Ochsner to focus on preparing its facilities and staff who are in imminent danger, while U.S. Air Ambulance handles the logistical details of relocation; including contracting with transportation providers and facilitating MOUs with receiving hospitals.  

“We've been so impressed with U.S. Air Ambulance professionalism and reliability that we've recommended this program to other hospitals, nursing homes and university medical centers.”

Norris Yarbrough, Assistant VP of Emergency Planning for Ochsner Health System, New Orleans


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U.S. Air Ambulance…

  • Evacuated and returned patients during Katrina, Wilma, Gustav and Ike; train bombings in Spain; tsunami in Southeast Asia

  • 100% safety record; 97,000+ patients

  • Licensed and fully insured

  • Access to over 600 air and ground transport providers and aero-medical personnel

  • A preferred air ambulance evacuation provider for the U. S. Department of State’s 286 foreign posts

  • Command Center on-call 24/7/365


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Next Steps:

  • Call U.S. Air Ambulance – 800-633-5384

  • Speak with the HELP Director about your current status and needs

  • Provide facility location(s), patient counts and profiles

  • We’ll send a detailed proposal, specific to your needs, then refined as necessary

    Sleep better.


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Contact us today.

800/633-5384

[email protected]

www.hospitalevac.org


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