In a critical situation, New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s AirLink/VitaLink Critical Care Transport teams are available to deliver specialized air and ground transportation as part of our nationally recognized transport services division.

When time is crucial to your outcome, our teams bring immediate critical care to you and then transport you to a nearby facility for complete medical treatment. Whether you're injured in a car accident, suffer a heart attack or are injured in an accident on the water, our team of trained, experienced professionals is ready to respond.

When you or your loved one needs transport, AirLink and VitaLink bring the expertise and skills of an intensive care unit to the patient's bedside and provide care throughout the trip to the destination facility.

AirLink/VitaLink's team provides helicopter and ground transport.

Recognized for Award-Winning Care

AirLink/VitaLink’s numerous accomplishments show the team’s dedication to providing the best possible care to communities across our region. These honors include:

  • 2020 AHA Mission Lifeline EMS PLUS Gold Logo2016 Career Service Decal_onWhiteCAP AccreditedPart of the team that was awarded the Dick Ferneau Career Service of the Year Award, an honor presented annually to the top team in the U.S. by NAEMT and EMS World Magazine
  • Critical Care Ground Transport Service of the Year by AAMS
  • Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus Award by AHA
  • The first transport program in the country accredited as a mobile laboratory by the College of American Pathologists
  • CAMTS Logo 3Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) for compliance with national standards of excellence

2020 Annual Report


CAMTS Accreditation and Public Notice

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems will conduct
an accreditation site visit of:

Novant Health AirLink VitaLink

   on May 19th & 20th 2022

The purpose of the site visit will be to evaluate the program’s compliance with nationally established medical transport standards. The site visit results will be used to determine whether, and the conditions under which accreditation should be awarded to the program.

CAMTS accreditation standards deal with issues of patient care and safety of the transport environment. Anyone believing that he or she has pertinent or valid information about such matters may request a public information interview with the CAMTS site surveyors at the time of the site visit. Information presented at the interview will be carefully evaluated for relevance to the accreditation process. Requests for public information interviews must be made in writing and sent to CAMTS no later than 10 business days before the site survey begins. The request should also indicate the nature of the information to be provided during the interview. Such request should be addressed to:

Office of the Executive Director
Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems
PO Box 130
Sandy Springs, SC 29677

The Commission will acknowledge such written requests in writing or by telephone and will inform the program of the request for an interview. The Commission will, in turn, notify the interviewee of the date, time and place of the meeting.

This notice is posted in accordance with CAMTS requirements and shall not be removed until the site visit is completed.

Date Posted:      4/29/2022