SOURCE: Business Review Canada

Business Review Canada

May 16, 2011 19:02 ET

Dr. Mazza, President and CEO of Ornge, Speaks on Their Uniqueness in the Medical Transport Industry With Business Review Canada

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - May 16, 2011) - In a report in Business Review Canada, Dr. Mazza, President and CEO of Ornge, speaks on how the company is responsible for medical transport to the critically injured by air and ground in Ontario.

The biggest differentiator from Ornge and other transport medicine operators is that the company covers a province that is more than one million square kilometres in area, ranging from metropolitan downtown areas to more secluded locales. Ornge's more than 400 employees include paramedics, paediatric transport paramedics, transport medicine physicians, and a team of educators and researchers. Ornge also owns and operates a fleet of Sikorsky S76 helicopters -- which are in the process of being replaced by ten new AgustaWestland AW139 aircraft with an Aerolite-built medical interior -- six Pilatus PC-12 airplanes and has access to more than 50 airplanes across Ontario.

"Ornge isn't an ambulance service," Dr. Chris Mazza says, President and CEO of Ornge. "It's basically a system of connectivity that allows patients to move great distances effectively without ever leaving the hospital." Dr. Mazza says they oftentimes use the terms "flying hospital" and "virtual hospital" when describing the company. "The level of care that's provided in the mediums of transport that we offer has to be the same level of care from the hospital we just left."

Read the full article, here.

About Ornge:

A vital part of Ontario's medical system, Ornge provides sophisticated medical transport for very ill and critically injured patients, in the air and on the ground. The challenges are varied in a province 1,076,395 km² in total area (the size of France, Spain and the Netherlands combined.) Ornge has more than 400 employees, including paramedics, paediatric transport paramedics, transport medicine physicians, and a team of educators and researchers.

About Business Review Canada

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