Early in his business, Pat determined that his patients would benefit from in-house-laundered and ironed sheets. “It takes a little more time, but people feel the difference,” he says. That personal touch is evident in all aspects of patient care by Elgin Medi-Transport’s team members. Each vehicle and piece of equipment is selected and maintained with precision.
Equipment has evolved over the years with advances in healthcare. Sherman Hospital partnered first with Elgin Medi-Transport to provide Intra Aortic Balloon Pump Cardiac Transport. This specialized technology allows safe transportation for cardiac patients from one hospital to another. Sherman Hospital also asked Elgin Medi-Transport to lead the convoy of ambulances in the move from the Center Street facility to its new location on December 16, 2009.
In 2004, Elgin Medi became the first system ambulance provider in the area to install 12-Lead EKG Cardiac Monitors in all ambulances to capture and transmit cardiac data to the hospital before the ambulance arrives.
Born and raised in Elgin, Pat Crawford leveraged his many years of experience as an Elgin Lieutenant firefighter and paramedic to start a private ambulance operation. Collaborating with area hospitals, senior care centers, medical facilities and medical professionals, Elgin Medi-Transport has built and maintains a reputation for excellence in ambulance transport.
Pat Crawford is one of the few paramedics of his generation to continue to be licensed as a paramedic. He leads a team by example to provide patient care with consistent quality.