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Referrals and Transfers

ECMO Transfer Center

For Immediate Assistance 24/7,
Call 1-800-NYP-STAT

About Our Mobile ECMO Transport Team

The Mobile ECMO Transport Team is a group of specially trained surgeons, perfusionists, and paramedics who are able to transport critically ill patients. The team's ambulance has advanced equipment such as a portable ECMO machine and the paramedics themselves are trained in advanced airway and ventilator management; the use of intra-aortic balloon pumps and transvenous pacemakers; the delivery of inhaled nitric oxide; and the transport of patients on ECMO. Working with other members of the transport team, the paramedics bring the services of an intensive care unit to the patient to provide the safest possible transport.

ECMO Referral Process

To arrange for patient transfer to our Medical ECMO Program:

  1. Call 1-800-NYP-STAT (1-800-697-7828) to be connected to our ECMO team.
  2. Specialized nurse practitioners and ICU physicians, trained in advanced respiratory failure and ECMO, will quickly obtain a thorough history and offer management guidance in consultation with your team.
  3. The ECMO team rapidly evaluates the case to determine candidacy for ECMO or potential transfer without ECMO, when appropriate.
  4. If accepted, our access transfer team will send you a checklist to help prepare the patient for transfer while our mobile ECMO transport team is deployed to your hospital.
  5. The NYP/Columbia ECMO Team remains available throughout the transfer process.


Center for Acute Respiratory Care

If you are a physician, please contact 1.800.NYP.STAT (1.800.697.7828) to have your patient transferred.

For general inquiries, please contact

For more information please visit the contact us page.

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