CAMTS, November 23, 2018 - The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) and CAMTS European Union (EU) awarded two dual accreditations and 13 CAMTS reaccreditations during their three-day fall board of directors meeting last month in Phoenix.
CAMTS and CAMTS EU awarded dual accreditation to two international services:
- BDMS Emergency Services of Bangkok Hospital in Thailand and
- On Call International, Rescue Nurse, headquartered in Salem, New Hampshire.
BDMS Emergency Services provide rotor wing, fixed wing, surface and marine transport services. On Call International, Rescue Nurse provides medical escort services worldwide.
The two services bring the total of dual accreditations to four since CAMTS and CAMTS EU began offering dual accreditation last year to services providing medical transport and escort on a global scale.
Additionally, the following 13 services received CAMTS reaccreditation:
- Air Methods Midwest Region, a rotor wing service headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.
- Air Methods South Central Region, a rotor wing and fixed wing service headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.
- AMR Air Ambulance, a fixed wing service in Englewood, Colorado.
- Ascension Wisconsin Spirit Medical Transport, a rotor wing and surface service in Weston, Wisconsin.
- FlightCare, a rotor wing service in Saginaw, Michigan.
- HealthNet Aeromedical Services, Inc., a rotor wing and surface service headquartered in Charleston, West Virginia.
- Life Guard International, Inc. – Flying ICU, a fixed wing service in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- Mayo Clinic Medical Transport, a rotor wing and fixed wing service in Rochester, Minnesota.
- MedFlight, a rotor wing and surface transport service in Columbus, Ohio.
- Pediatric and Neonatal Doernbecher Transport (PANDA) Team, a rotor wing, fixed wing and surface service in Portland, Oregon.
- Premier Jets/Lifeguard Air Ambulance, a fixed wing service in Hillsboro, Oregon.
- St Vincent StatFlight, a rotor wing service in Indianapolis, Indiana.
- STAT MedEvac, a rotor wing and surface service in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
During the meeting, the CAMTS EU Board announced the organization will rebrand in the near future to incorporate growing CAMTS accreditation interest in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The new name and website will be unveiled by the end of the year.
Reduced Charitable Service Fee
The CAMTS EU Board also revised accreditation fees for services outside of North America, including a reduced fee for charitable services worldwide. The charitable rate and the revised fee structure can be found on the www.camtseu.org website.
About CAMTS: 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 rotor wing, 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 a board of highly skilled and experienced medical and medical transportation professionals. Adherence to these standards, which are above and beyond regulatory requirements, are audited every three years to assure program compliance to remain accredited by CAMTS. Nearly 200 services have achieved CAMTS accreditation.