MATERNAL-FETAL & NEWBORN TRANSPORT SERVICES: MOBILIZING FOR MOMS
BY CONNIE MITCHELL PHOTOS BY GARA DYSON & GREGG GOLDMAN
JEANNIE KELLY, MD, MS, (LEFT) AND ROXANE RAMPERSAD, MD (RIGHT)
Jeannie Kelly, MD, MS, and Roxane Rampersad, MD, recently sat down to talk with me about the Maternal-Fetal & Newborn Transport Services, a fleet of aircraft and ambulances prepared to transport pregnant women and newborns in need of specialized care.
A service of the Women & Infants Center, a collaboration by Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, the service transported more than 353 high-risk pregnant women and 367 newborns within the first 10 months of 2020 alone. Kelly is medical director of the service; Rampersad is its outreach director. Both women are Washington University maternal-fetal medicine specialists at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Among the many vehicles available to rush patients to Barnes-Jewish Hospital for emergency care, six intensive-care ambulances, two twin-engine helicopters and a fixed-wing aircraft stand ready. Each is equipped and staffed to deliver patients from locations across the Midwest to the maternal-fetal care specialists they need. READ MORE