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Critical Care Transport (CCT)


Critical Care Transport (CCT) is a hospital based, inter-facility transport program for critically ill patients in the United States and worldwide that require transport from one medical facility to another. CCT has been providing medical transports for over 25 years and has transported over 34,000 patients. CCT is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS).

Patient Population

  • Adults
  • Neonatal

CCT Team

  • Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (neonatal transports)
  • Physician (if needed)
  • Pilots
  • Emergency Medical Technicians/Drivers

News and Videos
The 500mph Ambulance: UAB's Critical Care Transport Jet
During a vacation in Panama City, Florida, Ashley Hagood suddenly became sick. Local doctors discovered a large mass on her liver had ruptured. She was bleeding internally and needed immediate medical attention from surgeons at UAB Hospital - 235 miles away. Discover how a unique program at UAB was able to save Ashley's life.

CCT Jet is First US Aircraft Over Cuba in 50 Years
On a January 13 flight to carry a survivor of the earthquake in Haiti to a Miami hospital, UAB Hospital’s Critical Care Transport (CCT) jet became the first US aircraft in several decades to make an official flight through Cuban airspace.

5 Questions with a CCT Nurse 
John Doriety is a part of UAB's Critical Care Transport team. John and the CCT team spend their day on the go, transporting critically ill patients across the country and at times internationally.  Meet John Doriety. 









Last Update

August 30, 2010