Attention hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare providers:
Have you had to call an outside service to transport your patient to another Valley facility?
Have you had to reserve an ambulance to transport your patient to another facility?
Now you can call The Valley Hospital's Specialty Care Transport Unit (SCTU).
Valley's SCTU offers a full array of patient transport services including:
basic life support transportation to long-term care facilities,
transportation of patients to and from The Valley Hospital and many of its satellite facilities,
critical care transportation to and from The Valley Hospital.
These transports may include:
maintaining and implementing medications ordered by a physician,
invasive pressure line monitoring,
intra-aortic balloon pump care,
management of ventilator patients, and
transport of high-risk obstetrical patients.
The SCTU is staffed by Valley Hospital employees. The team includes a registered nurse trained in critical care, a Mobile Intensive Care Unit Paramedic, and an emergency medical technician.
The service is available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on-call from 6 to 10 a.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. On-call service is also available on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The fees for the service are reimbursable by most insurance companies. It is recommended that you check with your insurance company to obtain coverage specifics.
This service is typically initiated by a hospital, nursing home or other healthcare facility.
To make arrangements for patient transport using Valley's Specialty Care Transport Unit, please call Valley's Mobile Intensive Care Unit Communication Center at 201-447-8000, ext. 111-2001. (For calls within the hospital, simply call ext.111- 2001.) If transportation is a scheduled, non-emergency, please call one day in advance.