Poudre Valley Hospital Obstetric Transport Services provides inter-facility ground or air transportation of pregnant patients in need of targeted care.

From bedside to bedside, our transport team includes a registered nurse, paramedic and emergency medical technician (EMT) specifically trained to provide high-risk obstetric care during transport.


Obstetric Transport ServicesPATH line: 888-853-4900

Features and benefits of our program:

  • PVH Obstetric Transport Services is available 24/7; 365 days a year.
  • A specially trained team of registered nurses, paramedics and EMTs are dedicated to providing high-risk obstetric transport services.
  • Ground obstetrics transport complements air and is available when air transport is not due to weather, maintenance, being in flight or other special circumstances.
  • Specialty trained in advanced fetal monitoring, emergency deliveries, maternal fetal assessment and neonatal resuscitation.

Poudre Valley Hospital and Medical Center of the Rockies specialties include:

  • Maternal Fetal Medicine services
  • 24/7 OB hospitalists
  • 24/7 neonatology services
  • 24/7 anesthesia services

PVH Obstetric Transport Services home base is centrally located at our Harmony Campus in Fort Collins, Colorado. Known for our high-risk OB services and the only Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in the region, Poudre Valley Hospital is northern Colorado’s most advanced tertiary level hospital for maternal and neonatal care.

Service Area

Our focus service area will be Longmont, Firestone, Laramie, Fort Morgan, Brush, Estes Park, Yuma, Haxtun, Holyoke, Wray and Cheyenne.

Frequently Asked Questions
What types of patients will be transported through this service?

  • Any patient who needs higher-level obstetric care or is foreseen to need neonatology services.

How do we determine when obstetric transport is needed by ground or air?

  • Ground obstetrics transport complements air obstetrics transport. It has been shown that there is no time saving advantage to fly a patient from one hospital to another if the transport time is less than 30 minutes. Cost is also a factor with ground being eight to 10 times less expensive than helicopter transport. A well designed system also has some redundancy built into it and a solid backup plan to address situations when helicopters are unable to perform the transport due to weather, being unavailable due to maintenance or already on a flight or special circumstance, such as needing extra equipment, transporting a morbidly obese patient or carrying third party riders, such as parents accompanying a child.

How does dispatch work?

  • Simply call our PATH line at 888-853-4900 with request to consult or transfer. They will contact our OB Hospitalist and set up a three-way conference call. When the decision is made to transfer, we will arrange the transport by ground or air as appropriate.