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Fla. ambulance service adds Critical Care Transport program

MedFleet Ambulance CCT includes a registered nurse, paramedic and EMT, and is considered an “ICU on wheels”

By Rachel Engel

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — MedFleet Ambulance announced the expansion of its services to include Critical Care Transport (CCT) for patients in the Pasco, Hernando, Citrus and Polk Counties.

The CCT team is comprised of a critical care-trained registered nurse, a paramedic and an EMT, and has been dubbed an “ICU on wheels” by Kimberly Lacina, director of clinical operations at MedFleet.

“This is a big step forward in providing needed services and a new, advanced level of care in our area,” Lacina said, according to a press release. “It is a win-win situation for all EMS providers in the region and we are excited to begin this important initiative.”

MedFleet recently came under new ownership by PatientCare EMS Solutions, a move that former owner and current Director of Business Development for MedFleet Ambulance says is a positive one.

“[The CCT expansion] is a testament to PatientCare’s commitment to continuing MedFleet’s decades-long tradition of serving its communities with uncompromising quality and innovation in ambulance services,” he said in the press release.