Huntsville Hospital gets new pediatric ambulance

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A new pediatric ambulance is now on its way, ready to transport pediatric patients to Huntsville Hospital for Women and Children and beyond when needed.

It’s called KC1, short for Kids Care One, and it replaces the hospital’s original Kids Care ambulance, which was purchased in 2003.

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The Kids Care fleet of two ambulances provides the only transportation for pediatric and neonatal intensive care in all of Northern Alabama.

KC1’s state-of-the-art specialized equipment enables care for patients from 23 weeks gestation to 21 years of age.

What’s even more impressive is how the funding for the ambulance came about.

“We are very grateful to have someone in the community, an anonymous donor, who wanted to provide this to women and children as well as the community and the pediatric patients who need our services,” said Cheryl Case, administrator of the Women and Children’s Service Line.

KC1 joins the hospital’s other ambulance, which was replaced in 2018. The units together serve more than 700 children across the region, according to Huntsville Hospital officials.

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