Pediatric Transport Team

Transport Team Ambulance

Ground & Air Pediatric Transport for Urgent Transfers 

Hospitals and facilities requesting transfer, please call: 855-647-1010.

Pediatric Transport Team Activation - Guidelines for air vs. ground transport to Mary Bridge Children's Hospital
Neonatal Transport Team Activation - Guidelines for air vs. ground transport to Tacoma General NICU 

When patients across Washington State need fast access to the high level of care at Mary Bridge Children’s, our award-winning Pediatric Transport Team offers continued neonatal and pediatric inter-hospital critical care.

A mobile critical care unit for both ground and air transport, our team of highly-trained registered nurses and respiratory therapists safely transfer hundreds of seriously ill children and babies to Mary Bridge Children’s Level II Trauma Center and Tacoma General’s Level IV NICU each year.

Our ground and air capabilities enhance the quality medical care that pediatric providers throughout the state of Washington have valued and trusted for over 65 years.

The advanced training and expertise of our Pediatric Transport Team’s serve to stabilize and care for the complex needs of pediatric patients with life-threatening conditions or injuries related to:

  • Respiratory illnesses
  • Neurological disorders
  • Emergency surgical services
  • Heart failure & congenital heart defects
  • Trauma

MBC Pediatric Transport Team

Air Transfer Serves Far-Reaching Eastern & Western Washington

Mary Bridge Children’s strategic partnership with Airlift Northwest, a UW Medicine subsidiary, means the Pediatric Transport Team can more quickly get to patients located in traditionally hard-to-reach areas, to the west along the Olympic Peninsula and regions east of the Cascades. Together with our long-standing ground transport service, our relationship with Airlift Northwest supports our commitment to greater access to our comprehensive medical and surgical services to patients across Washington.

Why Mary Bridge Children's?

Mary Bridge Children’s pediatric transfer services:

  • Support better clinical outcomes
  • Extend broader access to specialized medical care to a greater pediatric population
  • Provide three to four times faster transport than ground for hard-to-reach areas with Airlift Northwest partnership
  • Transfer critical cases to Western Washington’s only Level II Pediatric Trauma Center
  • Connect patients with Washington’s only children’s hospital with a dedicated hospital-based transport team for both air & ground transport

When Every Second Counts - Seamless Medical Support for Pediatric & Neonatal Transfers

Our Pediatric Transport Team is committed to providing the exceptional medical support your patient needs during an urgent ground or air transfer to our  Emergency Department or Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Rest assured, our hospital medical staff fully coordinates all care points with referring pediatricians and other medical providers throughout the entirety of the transfer and stay at Mary Bridge Children’s.