About LVHN MedEvac
History - LVHN MedEvac is an air medical transport program operated by Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown.
Flight operations began in Allentown in May of 1981. Operating four helicopters (three American Eurocopter EC135 and one BK-117),
our services include operations directly from the scene of injury as well as emergency inter-hospital transports.
Operational Readiness - The primary purpose for using a helicopter for medical transport is to save time while maintaining appropriate, specialized critical care capabilities for the patient. This applies in cases where getting the patient to appropriate definitive care quickly is essential and also in situations necessitating minimizing time outside of the critical care facility. Efficient and highly effective communications and computer technology combined with an ongoing state of preparedness enable our program to respond quickly to urgent medical transport situations while maintaining a safe operating environment for all involved. Each member of our team, which includes Flight Nurses, Flight Paramedics, Pilots, Mechanics, and Communications Specialists, is specially trained for air medical transport service and works diligently to keep the aircraft and equipment ready to respond rapidly. Experience is a great asset.
Scope of Services - LVHN MedEvac provides critical care and emergency air medical transport for patients with illnesses or injuries categorized as follows:
- Serious Traumatic Injuries
- Acute Cardiac Disease or Illness
- Serious Neurological Illnesses
- Perinatal Emergencies
- Serious Burns BSA or Inhalation Burns
- Severe Respiratory Illnesses
- Serious Gastro-intestinal Disorders
- Special Pediatric Emergencies
- Vascular Emergencies
- Critical Care Medical Emergencies Requiring Tertiary Care
- Other Emergencies Threatening Life or Limb
Patients of all age groups are included.
The geographical coverage area for LVHN MedEvac includes eastern Pennsylvania, southeastern New York, and New Jersey.