About Our Team
The PennSTAR team is comprised of many individuals working together to ensure every flight and transport is safe and timely.
Our staff includes:
- Pilots: All pilots have a minimum of 2000 hours as pilot-in-command (PIC). All maintain commercial pilot ratings and are specially trained in the EMS flight environment and well as night vision goggle (NVG) trained and equipped.
- Flight Nurses & Paramedics: All are seasoned and experienced clinicians with a minimum of two years of full-time critical care and emergency medicine experienced. In addition to their state licenses/certification, all are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support , Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, and CPR and must maintain a national specialty certification within their respective disciplines.
- Communication Technicians: All patient and non-patient activities are carefully monitored continuously by our Communication Technicians. Their primary responsibility is to ensure the safety of both our crews and patients. Exact vehicle locations are tracked in real-time, and they can provide immediate logistical and clinical support / consultation to our crews to insure a safe flight.
- PennSTAR medical command physicians are Penn credentialed physicians who are experienced with flight operations and represent various critical care specialties including anesthesia, emergency medicine, hyperbaric medicine, internal medicine and pulmonary critical care. They can provide medical assistance and information to sending facilities and provide a resource to our clinicians during the transport environment.
PennSTAR Medical Command Physicians