Published on: 11/01/2007
EraMed LLC (EraMed), a wholly owned subsidiary of Era Group Inc., announced today it has commenced service for the Miami Children’s Hospital as the operator of the hospital’s Sikorsky S-76C++ helicopter as a part of the Miami Children’s LifeFlight® Program.
Tracing its roots back to 1953, EraMed is one of the most successful air medical helicopter operators in the industry, with operations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The selection process entailed in-depth research into the top companies providing helicopter management services. The Miami Children’s Hospital reviewed the prospective operator’s safety programs and accompanying financial and operating proposals.
Larry Adams, President of EraMed LLC, stated, “We couldn’t be more pleased or appreciative to be given this extraordinary opportunity to partner with such a well-respected institution as the Miami Children’s Hospital. The EraMed team is excited to be members of this very well known and important program to the South Florida andCaribbean communities.”
Miami Children's LifeFlight® helicopter has been fitted to carry two patients and four medical crew with pediatric/neonatal critical care capability, including provisions of nitric oxide and cardiopulmonary support.
"We are extremely pleased to have selected EraMed to operate and support our program. The ability to serve our patients and family is the ultimate goal. It will bring greater opportunities to serve the South Florida and CaribbeanIslands,” said LifeFlight’s Program Director, Maria Fernandez, MSN, ARNP.
Founded in 1950, Miami Children's Hospital is the only licensed specialty hospital for children in South Florida. The 275-bed freestanding facility is ranked by Child magazine among the best children’s hospitals in the nation and is the only Florida pediatric hospital to be included in U.S.News & World Report’s 2007 listing of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.” Miami Children's has expertise in all aspects of pediatric medicine and serves children from birth to age 21.
EraMed LLC operates a diverse fleet of air medical helicopters from over 30 sites within the U.S. and Puerto Rico. EraMed provides pilots, mechanics and maintenance support 365 days a year for highly complex helicopters operated under both visual and instrument flight conditions. For more information about EraMed, please visit:http://www.eramedllc.com/.
For further information, please contact Molly Hottinger, Corporate Communications, SEACOR Holdings Inc. at (954) 627.5278. Photos are available.