St. Mary’s Lifeflight Earns CAMTS Accreditaiton 11/24/2008
St. Mary’s Air Medical Transport Program, Lifeflight, earned its fourth consecutive CAMTS (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services) accreditation, according to Jerold Blackburn, RN, MSN, ARNP, CNS, CEN, Emergency CNS-LifeFlight Program Manager.
According to Blackburn, the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems is dedicated to assisting air medical services and ground inter-facility transport professionals in offering a quality service.
CAMTS is a voluntary accreditation body which 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.
“The Commission offers a program of voluntary evaluation of compliance with accreditation standards which demonstrates the ability to deliver service of a specific quality. The Commission believes that the two highest priorities of an air medical or ground inter-facility transport service are patient care and safety of the transport environment. By participating in the voluntary accreditation process, St. Mary’s Lifeflight staff can verify our adherence to quality accreditation standards to our peers, medical professionals, and to the general public.”
LifeFlight has been providing care to the Evansville region since 1982. More than 9,000 total missions have been completed without any accidents. “We credit our award-winning accident free status to an intense safety program that is in place. St. Mary’s LifeFlight medical team is among the most experienced in the industry. We care for and transport some of the highest acuity patients in the region. Until this year, LifeFlight was the only Air Medical Transport Program in the state of Indiana to hold this distinguished certification. We have earned this prestigious certification for the past twelve years.”