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BIDMC’s New Ambulances are a Home Run

JayneSheehan-DennisCataldoBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center introduced two new state-of the art ambulances ready to help patients in need of emergency transport. Operated by Cataldo Ambulance Services, the vehicles replace two older models from 2007 that completed more than 80,000 transports during their lifetimes.

The new ambulances will transport patients between the two BIDMC campuses, and from the BIDMC-staffed first aid station at Fenway Park. Additionally, one of the ambulances will be stationed at outdoor BIDMC events in case of emergent transportation need. These upgraded ambulances are customized with a baseball-themed design to reflect BIDMC’s status as the Official Hospital of the Boston Red Sox.

But there’s more to these new vehicles than meets the eye. The new ambulances offer enhancements built to improve patient care—there’s more space for staff to work, room for a family member to accompany the patient and advanced medical capabilities. The ambulances were also designed with patient comfort in mind and include features such as larger transport stretchers and thicker mattresses.

“These upgraded ambulances are designed to support not only the majority of basic life support and advanced life support transports, but also any critical care transports with enhanced technology and cabin space,” says Jayne Carvelli-Sheehan, RN, Senior Vice President, System Integration and Care Coordination at BIDMC.