UVA Health's Medical Transport Network has a dedicated neonatal and pediatric team. Our NETS team is available to respond by helicopter via Pegasus Air and by ground in a specially designed ambulance. The team is available 24/7 and has an average mobilization time of less than seven minutes! 


The team undergoes extensive training to be able to stabilize and transport critically ill children. A few of their capabilities include: 

  • Hemodynamic Monitoring 
  • Placing Umbilical Catheters
  • Inserting Small-bore Chest Tubes
  • Obtaining Point-of-Care Lab Work 
  • Administer Inhaled Nitric Oxide
  • Provide High-Frequency Ventilation
  • Initiate and Continue Phototherapy  
  • Simultaneously Transporting Two Patients 
The standard crew configuration is a primary clinician who is a registered nurse with bedside NICU/PICU/Peds ED training, a secondary clinician who is typically a paramedic with specialty training and certification in neo/peds, and an EMS technician. 


Primary Clinicians 

Paige Crenshaw, RN, NR-P, C-NPT

Lesley Etheridge, RN, EMT, C-NPT

Dave Erickson, RN, EMT, NNP-BC

Don Giles, RN, EMT-I, NNP-BC 

Peyton Grubb, RN, RNC-NIC

Sara Rieman, RN, EMT, RNC-NIC

Amber Trump, RN, CCRN

Laura Watson, RN, EMT, C-NPT


Second Clinicians

GJ Harvey, NR-P, C-NPT 

Patrick Jones, NR-P, FP-C

Billy Massie, NR-P, CCEMT-P, C-NPT 

Andrew Milligan, NR-P, FP-C

Nik Williams, NR-P, FP-C, C-NPT