Trauma and Emergency Transports

At our Level I UF Health Shands Trauma Center, we treated more than 4,000 patients in 2020. UF Health ShandsCair is the critical care transport system of UF Health in Gainesville and has transported patients from all 67 Florida counties and from across the Southeast. ShandsCair supports patient care during transport, using specialized teams, vehicles and equipment in a safe, cost-effective manner, with the goal of improving patient outcomes. ShandsCair transports patients around the clock from prehospital scenes by way of a fixed-wing aircraft, five helicopters, six ground ambulances and a non-emergency van. The ShandsCair helicopters transport patients from prehospital scenes within a 75-mile radius, and community hospital emergency rooms and intensive care units within a 240-mile radius, including domestic and international access.

  • 1  Fixed-wing aircraft
  • 5 Helicopters 
  • 6 Ambulances 
  • 1 Non-emergency van