Children’s Hospital Colorado, providing child medical emergency or needs a complex level of care, pediatric expertise is critical, both in the hospital and on the way there. Children’s Hospital Colorado is proud to provide emergency medical transport services for infants, kids and teens across Colorado and beyond, through Children’s One fleet, and medical flight team, which is part of Reach Air Medical Services to provide emergency medical transport services for neonatal and pediatric patients, transporting children from birth to age 18, offering critical care air and ground transport from all Colorado counties, seven-state region, in the United States and even other countries, thanks to REACH’s 400-aircraft backup fleet.
Air Medical operations began on May 1st, 2017 and was originally operated as part of the Flight for Life Colorado system for the first couple of years. REACH Air Medical assumed operations in February of 2019, with the dedicated aircraft operated from Centennial Airport.
The flight team was founded in 1974 by neonatologist L. Joseph Butterfield, MD, who saw the need to bring the tiniest patients from around the region to the Children’s Colorado Newborn Center, int the modern day neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).