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UNC Carolina Air Care

Carolina Air Care (CAC)  is a CAMTS accredited critical care and emergency air and ground transport agency for the citizens of North Carolina and surrounding states. We provide an around-the-clock response to transport patients of all ages (neonates to geriatrics) and medical conditions in the safest manner possible. Our program allows patients to travel quickly, whether to a higher level of care, or closer to home, while receiving the world-class care UNC is known for. Our three modes of transport (helicopter, jet and ground) allow for rapid in-state, regional, and national transport of patients for both emergent and scheduled transports.  To fulfill this mission we operate four helicopters 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from four locations within the state, Chatham Hospital in Siler City, Aberdeen Fire Department in Aberdeen, Wayne Executive Airport in Goldsboro, and Nash UNC Health Care in Rocky Mount. We have fixed wing capabilities at RDU airport to transport patients in farther locations of NC and other states.  We also have a dedicated pediatric/neonatal specialty team that transports patients via all three modes.  Adult ground services are conducted out of three locations: Aberdeen, Hillsborough, and RDU airport. Capabilities of CAC include but are not limited to:  Intra-aortic balloon pump, Impella, Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD), ECMO, advanced airway management, invasive ventilation, invasive hemodynamic monitoring, high-risk OB, high frequency ventilation and inhaled nitric oxide for neonates, and bariatric (ground only).


Program Data Sheet

Program Name: Carolina Air Care

Organizational / Hospital Affiliation: UNC Health Care

Services Offered: Ground BLS/ALS/SCT, Pediatric/Neonatal Specialty team, RW, FW

Administrator Name: Jennifer Haynes

Administrator Contact Information: 984-974-3440

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