Our neighborhood hospital, Woman's Hospital, moved 5+ miles south down Airline Hwy on Sunday. Acadian Ambulance provided 20 ambulance crews and 2 standby units for the patient move. Mike and his regular partner both volunteered to work the extra shift. He left the house at 4 AM Sunday to get started moving patients. I drove around the corner a few hours later to shoot some photos.
|A cop was stationed at the Airline Hwy light to manually trick the traffic light to green for each ambulance as it exited the old hospital campus.|
|The wide body trucks were used to transport the sick babies along with a team of caregivers + paramedic|
|Acadian even borrowed a few loaner ambulances to staff the move|
|Blue team was well babies and moms. Pink team was sick babies and cancer patients.|
|This is Valencia driving with Mike in the back with a couplet (mom and baby).|
|3 empty units returning to the old campus to pick up patients.|
|The news camera person came by while I was taking photos. She stood rooted in that same spot to shoot a unit coming the other direction. The driver of the returning ambulance was not pleased by her location.|