CAMTS Awards Accreditation to 16 Medical Transport Services
Aug. 1, 2017: The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) proudly awarded new accreditation to three medical transport services and renewed accreditation to 13 additional services at the CAMTS July board meeting in Weehawken, New Jersey.
Sky Nurses, a medical escort company of Delray Beach, Florida; Memorial MedFlight, a rotorwing emergency medical transport service of South Bend, Indiana; and Medical Air Rescue, a fixed-wing emergency medical transport service in Rapid City, South Dakota, were awarded CAMTS full accreditation.
"Our heartfelt congratulations go out to the three newly accredited companies as well as those who've received reaccreditation," said CAMTS Executive Director Eileen Frazer. "The work and dedication to provide the safest service in compliance with all applicable regulations is commendable on its own. To take the additional step to achieve CAMTS accreditation is no small feat and illustrates a dedication to the safest, highest quality operation possible."
In addition to the three new accredited services, the following CAMTS companies achieved reaccreditation:
- Air Methods SouthEast Region, operating a rotorwing and fixed wing service in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.
- Air Methods Region 7 operating a rotorwing and ground service in Arkansas, Illinois, and Missouri.
- Children’s Medical Center operating a rotorwing, fixed wing and ground service in Dallas, Texas.
- Life Force Air Medical operating a rotorwing service in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
- LifeEvac Virginia operating a rotorwing service in Gasburg, Virginia.
- Med Flight Air Ambulance operating a fixed wing service in Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Memorial Star Transport operating a rotorwing service in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
- MONOC 1 operating a rotorwing service in Neptune, New Jersey.
- Nationwide Children's operating a rotorwing, fixed wing and ground service in Columbus, Ohio.
- PHI Air Medical Kentucky operating a rotorwing service in Lexington, Kentucky.
- Sanford AirMed operating a rotorwing and ground service in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
- University of Iowa AirCare operating a rotorwing and ground service in Iowa Citry, Iowa.
- UMass Memorial Life Flight operating a rotorwing service in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Also during the July meeting, the CAMTS board of directors welcomed guest speaker Frédéric Bruder, managing director of ADAC Air Rescue in Germany, as a lunchtime speaker. Mr. Bruder provided a presentation on the ADAC service, the largest rotorwing air medical service in Germany.
The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) is dedicated to improving the quality of patient care and safety of the transport environment for services providing rotorwing, fixed wing, and ground transport systems. To achieve accreditation by CAMTS, medical transport programs must adhere to CAMTS's standards, developed and continually improved by the medical transport community and a board of highly skilled and experienced medical transportation professionals. For more information, visit www.camts.org.
Media Contact: Eileen Frazer, 360-370-5990