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Last updated on Wednesday, December 4, 2013
(UNDATED) - Air Evac Lifeteam, the largest independently owned and operated air ambulance company in the United States, has been reaccredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services (CAMTS).
The prestigious accreditation represents the highest standard for medical transport services. As part of the accreditation process, Air Evac Lifeteam voluntarily undertook the largest scale inspection and accreditation process in CAMTS' history and is the largest medical transport program under one name to achieve this accreditation in the world.
"We are very pleased to receive this tremendous honor," said Air Evac Lifeteam President Seth Myers. "This accreditation is a validation of the high quality standards in which we operate and serve our communities. The focus of the accreditation process is on patient care and aviation safety and was a very positive and constructive process for our company. This reaccreditation underscores the high level of commitment of our crews and company to providing our patients and the agencies that refer them to us with quality medical services in a safe environment."
CAMTS is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality and safety of medical transport services. To receive accreditation, a medical transport service must be in significant compliance with the CAMTS accreditation standards and demonstrate a high level of overall quality in service. By participating in the voluntary accreditation process, service organizations can verify their adherence to quality accreditation standards to themselves, their peers, medical professionals and the general public.
The voluntary accreditation process included on-site surveys at Air Evac Lifeteam's corporate headquarters and bases by surveyors, along with a comprehensive review of the company's operations. The company was evaluated on patient care, safety standards, quality improvement activities, education, equipment, staffing, communications, maintenance and administration.
Air Evac Lifeteam, based in O'Fallon, Mo., operates 113 bases across 15 states, serving more than 1,700 diverse referral sources, including over 1,000 hospitals and 700 EMS agencies, with over 2,000 employees.
For more information about Air Evac Lifeteam, call 1-800-793-0010 or visit www.lifeteam.net.
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