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Guardian Flight, August 13, 2018 - Gallup, NM - The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) has reaccredited Gallup Med Flight, a Guardian Flight air medical transport operation serving the Four Corners area of Arizona and New Mexico.
The CAMTS reaccreditation is approved through March 2021.
"Accreditation by CAMTS is the gold-standard seal of approval in our industry," said Fred Buttrell, Guardian Flight President and President and CEO of Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), which is Guardian Flight's parent company.
"This recognition is testimony to the expertise that Gallup Air Med demonstrates daily and the hard work and professionalism of every employee to become the very best at their positions of awesome responsibility in transporting and caring for patients in northern New Mexico and Arizona," he added.
Gallup Med Flight and its predecessor organizations have been providing air medical transport to Gallup and the surrounding areas for more than 30 years. It is committed to clinical excellence, long term relationships and a culture of safety that promotes the highest quality of care.
Gallup Med Flight uses fixed wing and a rotor wing aircraft, including Beech King Air C90B and Pilatus PC-12 airplanes and an Airbus AS350B3e helicopter. The operation flies thousands of patients annually.
To achieve accreditation by CAMTS, medical transport programs must adhere to CAMTS' rigorous patient care and safety of transport 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, assures program compliance to remain accredited by CAMTS.
The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems 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. For more information, visit www.camts.org.
Guardian Flight is an Air Medical Group Holdings company. It operates a fleet of approximately 85 fixed- and rotor-wing aircraft dedicated to air medical flights in the Upper Midwest, Mountain West, Southwest, Alaska, and Hawaii. Guardian Flight has more than 800 professional staff, including clinical providers, pilots, mechanics, trained communicators, and support staff.
Guardian Flight companies include Eagle Air Med, serving parts of Arizona, New Mexico, South Dakota, Colorado, and Utah; Hawaii Life Flight in Hawaii and Guardian Flight in Alaska and Wyoming. Companies also include Gallup Med Flight and MedStar in New Mexico, and Valley Med Flight in North Dakota, Michigan, Montana, and Minnesota; Alaska Regional LifeFlight in Alaska, MoutainStar AirCare operating in Utah, and North Central Air Care in northern Ohio, and AeroCare Medical Transport serving in Arizona and New Mexico.
Guardian Flight's parent company, AMGH, is an industry leader in aviation safety, with standards that exceed FAA and other regulatory agency minimums for training and aircraft equipment. AMGH is the country's largest provider of emergency air medical services with more than 100,000 patient transports annually. Across the country, the company has more than 330 air base locations in 38 states with a fleet of more than 400 aircraft. Its team of more than 7,000 professionals is focused on safely transporting and caring for critically ill patients 24/7/365.