When Minutes Matter: How Children’s Hospital Uses Aviation to Save Lives
Minutes matter…The golden hour…Time is of the essence…Each of these phrases are often used when referring to medical emergency situations where taking quick action means the difference between life and death. In this episode, we visit with Hella Ewing, VP of Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer, to discuss how aviation plays a role in the life-saving mission of East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. From assisting in the hospital’s recruitment of top-tier physicians to being a crucial requirement in their organ transplant program, McGhee Tyson Airport supports ETCH’s operation by providing quick access to transportation when it matters most.
Guests in this Episode
Hella Ewing, MSN, BSN, RN, is the Vice President of Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital (ETCH). She has been with ETCH for 4 years and has worked in pediatrics for more than 13 years.
When she’s not at the hospital, Hella enjoys fly fishing and traveling with her husband.
Mentioned in this Episode
- East Tennessee Children’s Hospital: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- Association of Organ Procurement Organizations
- East Tennessee Children’s Hospital: Urgent Care Center Just for Kids
- East Tennessee Children’s Hospital: Providing High Quality Pediatric Care since 1937
- Ways to Support East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
- East Tennessee Children’s Hospital: Scripps Network Tower