Neonatal Emergency Transport
Carexpress transports critically ill newborns from area hospitals to North Mississippi Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Women's Hospital.
Carexpress also transports newborns from NMMC to Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis and other specialty hospitals.
Highly trained neonatal transport teams staff Carexpress 24 hours daily. Team members may include registered nurses from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, respiratory therapists and paramedics.
The unit is taller and longer than most emergency vehicles with enough floor space for two incubators. This capacity is most helpful when transporting twins.
Carexpress looks like a fun ride, but its mission is quite serious. The unit carries oxygen as well as compressed air, which is mixed with oxygen and administered by a respiratory therapist.