CareFlight Receives Ninth Accreditation

Premier Pulse     September 2018

CareFlight Air and Mobile Services recently received its ninth consecutive three-year accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). Premier Health’s CareFlight, which celebrates 35 years of service this fall, has been continuously accredited by CAMTS since 1994 – one of the first programs in the United States to undergo a review by the commission.

Started in the early 1990s, CAMTS is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of patient care and safety of the transport environment for services providing rotor wing, fixed wing, and ground transport services, and is considered the gold standard for the industry.

CareFlight crews work closely with local emergency medical services and community hospitals to provide the fastest air medical transport in the region to more than 20 hospitals and more than 300 fire departments and police departments serving a multi-state, 150-mile radius. Helicopters are stationed at Miami Valley Hospital, the Warren County Airport, and Grimes Field in Urbana. Each can carry a pilot, two flight nurses, and up to two patients traveling at a speed of 180 mph. Aviation services are provided by Air Methods Corporation. 

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