The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team provides both ground and air medical transportation services to the medical communities of Northern New England. In addition, DHART flight crews respond to public safety agency requests for medical evacuation of trauma patients from scenes of injury, and will transport to the closest Trauma Center in the region’s five states. Our team consists of Communications Specialists, Flight Nurses, Flight Paramedics, Respiratory Care Practitioners, EMTs, Pilots, and Airframe and Power Plant Mechanics.

DHART Overview

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The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team (DHART) is the critical care transport team for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.  DHART is one of the most visible and most successful examples of Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s vision of achieving the healthiest population possible, by delivering the best care, in the right place, at the right time, every time. The DHART team consists of highly skilled and trained members who individually and collectively play a role in our overall success.

DHART Services

DHART provides services with two Airbus H135 aircrafts – based in Lebanon, and Manchester, NH. Our aircrafts are equipped with Night Vision Goggles, Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems, Helicopter Terrain Avoidance Warning Systems, Single Pilot IFR and autopilot, to utilize our first-in-the-nation low level enroute structure which connects our 30+ precision GPS approaches. This first-in-the-nation project adds an additional layer of safety, and enables the DHART helicopters to respond to requests for patient transport during challenging Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) weather conditions.  DHART also utilizes two Critical Care Ambulances to transport patients within the region when weather precludes flying, or in situations in which the patient acuity warrants ground transport.

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Our Staff Certifications

  • DHART flight nurses maintain certifications in BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP, and TNCC or FNATC.
  • DHART flight paramedics maintain certifications in BLS, ACLS, PALS, BTLS or PHTLS.
  • DHART respiratory care practioners maintain certifications in BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP, and BTLS.
  • EMS pilots employed by Metro Aviation, Inc. all have a minimum of 2,500 hours of Pilot in Command time and maintain all necessary ratings and certificates necessary to function in the stressful realm of EMS aviation.

Our team

Director: Kyle Madigan, CFRN, EMT
Chief Flight Nurse: Molly Bondurant CFRN, AEMT
Administrative Assistant: Robin Marsh, EMT, CFC
Operations Manager: John Hinds
Interim Clinical Nurse Educator: Steve Jameson, CFRN, NR-P
Communications Supervisor: Mark Pippy, EMT, ACFC

Flight Paramedics

  • Kevin Burkholder, FP-C
  • Amy Gough, FP-C
  • Randy Kertis, FP-C
  • Jeremiah Goyette, FP-C
  • Andrew Miller, FP-C
  • Sam Provenza, FP-C
  • David Weber, FP-C
  • Mike Lauria, FP-C
  • Don Walker, FP-C
  • Mike Mulhern, FP-C
  • Philip Boege, FP-C
  • Diana Godin FP-C

Flight Nurses

  • Michael Cather, CFRN, EMT
  • Stephen Jameson, CFRN, Paramedic
  • Andrew Jones, CFRN, EMT
  • Patrick O’Connell, CFRN, EMT
  • Tracy Webster, CFRN, Paramedic
  • Jaye Norris, CFRN, EMT
  • Eric Krochmal, CFRN, EMT
  • Mark Reed, CFRN, Paramedic
  • Kris Halliwell, CFRN, Paramedic
  • David Koch, CFRN, Paramedic
  • Martin O’Hagan, CFRN, Paramedic
  • Brian Leary, RN, CCRN, EMT

Benefits

The health and well-being of our employees and our community is vital to the success of our organization and a critical component of our vision to “Achieve the healthiest population possible.”

Dartmouth-Hitchcock offers a total compensation package that includes competitive health and welfare benefits. These benefits consist of “Core Benefits” that are provided by Dartmouth-Hitchcock as well as “Benefit Choices,” allowing you to select additional benefits to meet your personal situation and needs.

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DHART Staff Profiles

Kyle Madigan, RN - Director, DHART
Kyle Madigan, RN - Director, DHART

Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) was the first health system in the nation to develop what’s called a low-level IFR (instrument flight rules) en-route structure, gaining FAA approval in 2013. D-H worked with Metro Aviation and an engineering firm to meticulously map the entire region using GPS technology and created a series of routes for the pilots to follow—pre-designated flight patterns that can be navigated using instruments only. “This allows us to fly in less than ideal weather conditions to the 30 most frequently visited hospitals in New Hampshire and Vermont that rely on us for critical care in emergencies,” explains Kyle Madigan, director of DHART.