Downtown Hospital Adds New Critical Care Transport and Two New EMS Ambulance Runs
New York Downtown Hospital, the only hospital below 16th Street, announced two critical emergency services for the downtown community last week, including a critical care transport (known as an "ICU on wheels"). The specialized ambulance is staffed with highly skilled paramedics, nurses and even doctors, depending on the patient's needs, and is equipped with ventilators, invasive pumps and other intricate patient monitoring devices. Its primary function is to transport critically ill patients requiring specialized care. The hospital was also awarded two new ambulance runs by the Fire Department's Emergency Medical Service (EMS).