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Carilion Clinic Patient Transportation is dedicated to providing an effective culture of safety. The major components to our commitment include:

  • Acknowledgment of the high risk nature of the organization's activities
  • An environment where individuals are able to report errors or close calls without punishment, blame or repercussion
  • An expectation of collaboration across ranks to seek solutions to vulnerabilities
  • A willingness on the part of the organization to direct resources to address safety concerns

The Safety Committee consists of our full-time dedicated Safety Officer, a base safety officer at each base, our administrative staff, as well as representatives from our aviation partner. If you have questions, please contact:

Charlotte Clark, Safety Officer


The six points on the EMS "Star of Life" represent a different aspect of the EMS System. These include:

  • Detection
  • Reporting
  • Response
  • On-Scene Care
  • Care-In-Transit
  • Transfer to Definitive Care

The staff on the star represents Medicine and Healing. The staff of Carilion Clinic Patient Transportation is dedicated to providing the community with professional care in all aspects of the EMS System. StarPoints is a reflection of our dedication to the community. We hope that EMS and hospital providers will take advantage of this educational opportunity as we strive to follow the StarPoints and take education to new altitudes.

Join us for the 11th Annual StarPoints Symposium, which will present current topics such as infectious disease, terrorism, drug/alcohol abuse, trauma, and more!

Date: Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015

Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Holiday Inn Roanoke Valley View, 3315 Ordway Drive, Roanoke, VA 24017

To register, contact: Loretta Hall, education consultant, or 540-985-4094.


View the Brochure (.pdf)



Do you have an interest in flight medicine? Are you a Nationally Registered Paramedic or Registered Nurse? Consider enrolling in the Carilion Clinic Life-Guard Flight Academy! 

Through this course* qualified nurses and paramedics will learn a wide variety of topics related to Air Medicine, from safety and history to advanced procedures.



  • Licensed Registered Nurse
  • National Registered Paramedic

Course Topics:

  • History, safety and orientation to aircraft
  • Utilization and flight physiology
  • Resource management and survival skills
  • Critical care topics
  • Interview tips and techniques
  • Practical exercises


Carilion Clinic Life-Guard Flight Academy 2015

Date: Wednesdays, Oct. 7 – Dec. 2

Time: 6 -10 p.m.

Location: Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital (CSJH) ground conference room

Weight: For ride along days, a weight limit of 210 lbs. will be strictly enforced, as supported by Carilion Clinic policy. Weight limit is NOT required for taking the course.

Space for participation is limited. When applying, please provide a letter stating your intention and desire for taking the course, and a current résumé. Documentation must be received via email. To apply or for additional information, please contact Dianna Coffey at, or Larry Bird at


*This course is not required to apply for a position with Life-Guard. The intent of this course is to provide educational resources to those wanting to learn more about our program.