22-May-2014 Source: Eagle Air Med
Following a comprehensive audit of administrative documentation, medical practices, and facilities, the National Accreditation Alliance of Medical Transport Applications (NAAMTA) is awarding Eagle Air Med with its second medical transport accreditation for their fixed-wing/rotor-wing program. As a result, Eagle Air Med is being award NAAMTA Accreditation and we are proud to have them continue in their role within the NAAMTA Alliance, and thus are privy to the benefits associated.
Nancy Purcell, NAAMTA’s Medical Administrator comments, “We feel our partnership with Eagle Air Med provides a positive and quality medical service to the communities of the four corners, central Utah and Colorado areas. Their commitment to safe patient care demonstrates a high level of dedication exemplified both throughout the organization and in the positive outcome experienced by their patients.”
NAAMTA’s Alliance Members are held in high esteem for meeting stringent requirements that define and influence transport operational excellence. Eagle Air Med again demonstrated compliance in each of the numerous standards, offering documentation on processes for safety, aviation, and medical practices. NAAMTA found their compliance to be evident through employee interviews, on-site evaluations, and process reviews, all of which was conducted using ISO 9001:2008 auditing guidelines.
“We value our association with the NAAMTA Alliance and see it as an opportunity to better our organization and the medical transport industry,” said Mike Brown, Eagle Air Med’s Program Director. “Eagle Air Med has made a commitment to accreditation standards because it helps us become a safer and more efficient organization, which in turn allows us to better serve our customers. As an Alliance member we have also found NAAMTA’s web resources a valuable tool for streamlining training, tracking and quality improvement measures.”
By attaining NAAMTA Accreditation, Eagle Air Med, comprising industry experts, demonstrates the depth of their medical transport experience through their dedication to improving patient care and cultivating an environment of safety.
NAAMTA is an accreditation standard-bearer for the medical transport industry, offering procedures that include guidelines for developing a quality management system focusing on transport safety, patient care, and continuous improvement. Since its inception in 2009, NAAMTA has worked diligently to be globally recognized by attaining ISO 9001:2008 QMS certification and to implement quality practices into their accreditation program. NAAMTA has successfully made great strides in identifying key best practices to improve the standard of performance among EMS providers at a national and global level. Through a dynamic approach to auditing and a vast array of web-based reporting and learning tools for members, NAAMTA distinguishes itself as an accreditation source interested in the improvement of medical transport organizations.
About Eagle Air Med
Eagle Air Med is a comprehensive air medical transportation program headquartered in Blanding, Utah. Employees of Eagle Air Med live, work, and participate in the cities where their bases are located. Their philosophy is simple: by living in the communities that they serve, Eagle Air Med professionals are better able to understand and respond to the ideas, thoughts and needs of the people they care for. With this additional knowledge, their teams can provide a superior level of service to sick or injured individuals. Their goal is to provide outstanding care with compassion and understanding for each individual’s need.