Helicopter Emergency Medical Services

Lurie Children's Heliport is an essential part of the hospital's specialized Emergency Medical Services for the most critically ill and injured children.

Since the opening of Lurie Children's on June 9, 2012:

  • More than 395 patients in need of urgent care have been transported to Lurie Children's by helicopter.
  • Lurie Children's Transport Team became the first neonatal-pediatric specialty group in Illinois to receive accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). CAMTS accreditation certifies quality in patient care, outcomes, communications, and safety for critically ill and injured patients.
  • Our Hospital has become an active member of the Association of Critical Care Transport (ACCT). This advocacy organization works with its members and government leaders to promote safety and quality in the national critical care transport system.
  • The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) has honored the founding Medical Director of the Lurie Children's Transport Team with its AAMS Excellence in Transport Leadership Award which recognizes superior knowledge and leadership, safety consciousness, and overall commitment to the emergency medical services community.

Heliport Review Committee

Information about Helicopter Air Ambulance Services (H.A.A.) flights to Lurie Children's is reviewed by a Heliport Review Committee. This Committee is made up of local residents and members of the Lurie Children's Transport Team.

Below are the most recent Heliport Usage Reports and Meeting Summaries.

Heliport Review Committee Meeting Summaries