MONOC ONE, Monmouth Ocean Hospital Service Corporation’s air medical unit is currently based at the Miller Airport in Berkeley Township, New Jersey. The air medical unit was placed in service on Thursday, April 6th, 2006.
MONOC ONE is used for both interfacility transports, to provide an unprecedented level of care to the patients of its member hospitals as well as the primary “911 scene” response helicopter for the Southern Monmouth and majority of Ocean counties.
The air medical team operates in a specially configured American Eurocopter EC135P2+; one of the most advanced medical helicopters available. The helicopter has been built to MONOC’s specifications. Advanced safety features include satellite navigation and tracking, on-board weather radar, helicopter terrain alert warning systems (HTAWS), and night-vision goggle technology. All flights are monitored by the MONOC Control Center, the state’s most advanced medical transport and EMS communications center, located at our Wall Township corporate headquarters.
MONOC is the only hospital cooperative in New Jersey, and is a non-profit shared hospital service corporation specializing in specialty care ground and air-medical transportation as well as regional paramedic services.
The flight team is comprised of Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN) , a Certified Flight Paramedic (FP-C), and a Pilot. The medical crew members average 5-20 years of critical care experience prior to joining the team. Additional certifications that are required include Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP), and Pre Hospital trauma Life support (PHTLS) or International Trauma Life Support (ITLS).
The Pilots experience is based on hours in flight. Our pilots are required to have a minimum: current FAA Commercial Certificate with rotorcraft, Current FAA Class II Medical Certificate, 2,000 total helicopter flight hours, 1,000 total helicopter PIC hours, 1,000 turbine hours, and 200 helicopter night flight hours (aided and/or unaided), 50 hours actual and/or simulated weather flight hours. Our pilots are trained above the required industry standard and practice normal and emergency procedures throughout the year in both simulator and in-flight training along with 12 hour academic refreshers annually. Each year our pilots also maintain their flight currency with an instructor pilot, where they are tested on operations and safety in compliance with Part 135 of the FAA.
MONOC ONE is a contractual agreement with Med-Trans Corporation (Med-Trans)and MONOC, based in Denton, Texas, is a leading national air medical provider focused on establishing partnerships with hospital systems, medical centers and EMS agencies through more than 90 bases across 25 states. Med-Trans is an FAA Part 135 certificate holder and operator. Accordingly, all transportation by air that is done by this program is, in fact, done by Med-Trans. All flight crew members are qualified, and have been trained under Med Trans’ approved training program.
For All Inquiries Please Contact:
4806 Megill Road
Neptune, New Jersey 07753