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CAMTS awards reaccreditation to Metro customers

May 1, 2019

Source: Vertical Magazine

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) has awarded new accreditation to one medical transport service and reaccreditation to 23 services at the CAMTS April 2019 board meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

CAMTS accreditation helps medical transport organizations ensure the highest safety and customer care through a rigorous outside audit process. Reaccreditation is required every three years to ensure operators continue to meet a continually raised bar of best practices and standards.

“Accreditation means an outside set of eyes has evaluated the program with a focus on safe, quality, and standardized operations,” said Margaret O’Donnell of Lifeguard Air Emergency Services, which achieved reaccreditation this spring. “CAMTS sets the bar and accreditation is acknowledgement it has been achieved.”

New CAMTS accreditation

CAMTS is pleased to announce the new accreditation of UT Lifestar, a rotary-wing service in headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. UT Lifestar provides service to East Tennessee, Southeast Kentucky, Southwest Virginia, and Western North Carolina with a fleet of Airbus EC135 and Bell 407 helicopters.

CAMTS reaccreditations

In addition to a newly accredited service, CAMTS awarded the following companies with reaccreditation:

  • AeroCare, operating a fixed-wing and medical escort service in Sugar Grove, Illinois.
  • AeroCare Medical Transport, operating a rotary-wing and fixed-wing service in Yuma, Arizona.
  • Aeromed, operating a rotary-wing service in Tampa, Florida.
  • Akron Children’s Transport, operating a rotary-wing, fixed-wing, and advanced life support ground service in Akron, Ohio.
  • Boston Children’s Hospital, operating a rotary-wing, fixed-wing, and ground service in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Carilion Clinic Patient Transportation, operating a rotary-wing service in Roanoke, Virginia.
  • Children’s Hospital Critical Care Transport, operating a rotary-wing, fixed-wing, and basic and advanced life support ground service in Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Children’s Mercy Critical Care Transport, operating a rotary-wing, fixed-wing, and basic and advanced life support ground service in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Gundersen Air, operating a rotary-wing service in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
  • Hackensack University Medical Center Air Med One, operating a rotary-wing service in Hackensack, New Jersey.
  • Hall Critical Care Transport, operating a rotary-wing and ground service in Bakersfield, California.
  • Island Air Ambulance, operating a fixed-wing service in Friday Harbor, Washington.
  • Valley MedEvac, operating a rotary-wing and ground service in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
  • Life Link III, operating a rotary-wing and fixed-wing service in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • LifeFlight Eagle, operating a rotary-wing and ground service in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Lifeguard Air Emergency Services, operating a rotary-wing, fixed-wing, and ground service in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • MedCenter Air, operating a rotary-wing, fixed-wing, medical escort, and basic and advanced life support ground service Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • REACH Air Medical Services, operating a rotary-wing and fixed-wing service in Santa Rosa, California.
  • San Juan Regional AirCare, operating a rotary-wing and fixed-wing service in Farmington, New Mexico.
  • SKYLIFE, operating a rotary-wing and fixed-wing service in Fresno, California.
  • STARS, operating a rotary-wing service in Calgary, Alberta.
  • UCAN, operating a rotary-wing and ground service in Chicago, Illinois.
  • UNC Carolina Air Care, operating a rotary-wing, fixed-wing and ground service in Durham, North Carolina.

The CAMTS and CAMTS Global boards will next meet in Seattle on July 11, 12, and 13.

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