The Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania (CEM) is among the world’s leaders in Emergency Medicine in care, education and research. The CEM has been responsible for shaping the future of emergency medical services (EMS) education in the United States. It is one of the most prolific sites for emergency medicine research in the world. The CEM’s physicians and educators are routinely sought worldwide for their expertise.

STAT MedEvac is a critical care transport system and is the clinical arm of the CEM. It has evolved to be the largest single operated and dispatched air-medical transport system in the United States. STAT MedEvac operates seventeen helicopter base sites in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. The Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania, Inc is a not-for-profit organization directed by a consortium of hospitals: UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, UPMC Hamot, UPMC Altoona, and UPMC Mercy Hospital.