Mobile Coronary Care Unit
Palmetto Health Heart Hospital's Mobile Coronary Care Unit (Mobile CCU) is an intensive care unit on wheels that transports cardiac and critical care patients to Palmetto Health Richland or Palmetto Health Heart Hospital from outlying areas. This specially equipped ambulance is outfitted with the same state-of-the-art monitoring systems, equipment and life-saving pharmaceuticals used in the hospital's intensive care units. On-board equipment includes a full array of comprehensive monitoring devices as well as a team of highly-skilled professionals. The healthcare team includes a paramedic/emergency medical technician and a registered nurse, with extensive cardiovascular/critical care training.
Once a patient is aboard the Mobile CCU ambulance, he or she receives the same level of care as if he or she were just admitted to Palmetto Health Richland or Palmetto Health Heart Hospital.
The Mobile CCU also will transport patients for outpatient services or direct hospital admission from other hospitals, physician's offices or urgent care facilities, or long term care facilities. For more information, call (803) 434-7222.