Wake Forest Baptist's AirCare Program Celebrates 30 Years
AirCare, the air ambulance program of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is celebrating 30 years of treating and transporting critically
ill and injured patients.
From its first flight in 1986 to transport a child injured in an
accident in Patrick County, VA, the men and women of AirCare have responded to
around 20,000 calls from North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee and
The AirCare crew – made up of a pilot, a Wake Forest Baptist paramedic and a
Wake Forest Baptist flight nurse – transports adult and pediatric patients with
a variety of conditions, including trauma, cardiac, stroke and burns. Wake
Forest Baptist is home to the only Level 1 trauma center in the region, one of
only two burn centers in the state and one of only two Level 1 pediatric trauma
centers in North Carolina.