When it was established in 1992, the pediatric transport team consisted of an on-call pediatric intensive care nurse and a physician who accompanied advanced life support (ALS) crews in transporting critically ill or injured children to medical facilities. In 1999, as a result of a multi-year research project supported by The Rhode Island Disaster Initiative (RIDI) and organized by the Brown University Emergency Medical Foundation and Rhode Island Hospital, LifeGuard EMS was formed. This critical care disaster response team included two paramedics and an emergency medicine physician who transported critically ill and injured patients to Rhode Island Hospital and between facilities throughout southern New England from 2004 to 2007.
In 2009 through a generous gift from Hasbro Inc. and in collaboration with the RDI Project, LifeGuard EMS was transformed into LifePACT, Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital's Pediatric and Adult Critical Transport Ambulance. LifePACT provides critical care transport in specialized ambulances, staffed with specially trained teams of emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics, nurses and physicians.
This is the first and only critical care transport service in Rhode Island. For over 10 years, LifePACT has proved to be a leader in providing the highest standard of critical care transport services in Rhode Island.
Our mission is to provide transportation for our patients to the appropriate medical facility. We provide professional multidisciplinary care committed to our shared values, safety, and continuous quality improvement of our program.
LifePACT is based in Providence at the Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital campuses, and transports patients around the clock to facilities throughout New England.