Anna Parks

ECMO-equipped Angel 7 crucial for young patient’s long care journey

A seriously ill young patient’s 200-mile journey to receive the care she needed was made possible by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s pediatric transport team and the ECMO-equipped Angel 7 ambulance.

Gracie was with her mom and grandmother on a road trip. A medical emergency brought the Angel 7 ambulance to her rescue.

Angel 7 is the first pediatric transport team in Tennessee to offer extracorporeal membrane oxygenation — ECMO — for its patients. It was the difference in life and death.