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Thursday, December 06, 2012 - North Flight EMS Reaccredited by National Agency


North Flight EMS offers air and ground medical transport services.

North Flight EMS Reaccredited by National Agency
Accreditation affirms air and ground medical transports meet industry standards

North Flight EMS Air and Ground recently was reaccredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS).

North Flight Air Manager Carol Sharp, R.N., said CAMTS is an organization dedicated to improving the quality and safety of medical transport services. Accreditation standards address issues of patient care and safety in fixed- and rotor-wing aircraft, as well as ground services providing advanced life support (ALS).

“Accreditation by CAMTS means that North Flight meets the industry established criteria for quality patient care and rotor-wing, fixed-wing, and ground transports,” Sharp said. “Our highly skilled flight nurse/paramedic and paramedic/EMT teams care for the adult and pediatric population in northern Michigan.”

North Flight operates and maintains one King Air fixed-wing aircraft, one A-Star 350-B2 helicopter, and a fleet of ambulances.

Accreditation involves the organization submitting extensive documentation of its operations to CAMTS. This is followed up by an on-site survey that looks at all aspects of the medical transport service. The accreditation period is for three years. This is the sixth time North Flight has been reaccredited by the agency.

For more information on North Flight EMS services, go to munsonhealthcare.org/northflight.