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Neonatal and Pediatric Transport

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s pioneering Neonatal and Pediatric Transport service was the first of its kind in our region. We offer specialized neonatal and pediatric critical care transport 24 hours a day, primarily serving Tennessee, Southern and Western Kentucky and North Alabama.

Our Neonatal and Pediatric Transport Team specializes in emergency transport of critically ill children from birth to age 21 requiring care at Monroe Carell.

Our Team

The Neonatal and Pediatric Transport team includes a registered nurse, a registered respiratory therapist and emergency medical technicians. Each registered nurse and respiratory therapist is experienced and trained in our intensive care units and emergency department to provide specialized care for the most critical neonatal and pediatric patients. Each EMT undergoes emergency vehicle operator and defensive driving training.

The team can transport patients while using on-body cooling, bubble CPAP, ECMO, high flow nasal cannula, high frequency ventilation, mechanical ventilation and nitric oxide.

Meet Our Team

Rebecca Kidd

Rebecca Kidd

    Pediatric Transport Medical Director
Holly Engelstad

Holly EngelstadMD

    Neonatal Transport Medical Director
Kate Copeland

Kate Copeland

    Associate Nursing Officer of Emergency Services
Sarah Harmon

Sarah HarmonMSN, RN, CCRN

    Manager of Neonatal and Pediatric Transport
Abby Marvin

Abby MarvinBSN, RN, CCRN

    Assistant Manager of Neonatal and Pediatric Transport
Staci Eagleton

Staci EagletonRN, CCRN

    Assistant Manager of Neonatal and Pediatric Transport

Our Mission

  • Providing safe and timely critical-care expertise to neonatal and pediatric patients
  • Promoting continuous improvement, evidenced-based medicine and innovative care to optimize patient outcomes
  • Providing evidenced-based education to our community and region through outreach

Tour our Neonatal and Pediatric Transport Ambulance, Angel 3

Neonatal and Pediatric Transport team at Monroe Carell in 2024
Neonatal and Pediatric Transport Neonatal Angel 7 from side view