23-Jun-2016 Source: Rega
The Swiss Air Rescue Rega has been certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) at the end of May 2016, an approval which is valid for three years. Rega is the first European organization that has been certified for medical helicopter and for medically escorted repatriations.
“We believe that the verification procedure of CAMTS for very credible and the recommended standard for groundbreaking,” says Ernst Kohler, CEO of Rega. There are only nine organisations outside the US which meet the guidelines of CAMTS, and Rega is the first European organization to be certified for air rescue by rescue helicopter and ambulance, as well as its medically escorted repatriations.
The auditors highlighted especially the team spirit and the smooth cooperation of Rega employees and the uniform implementation of the requirements at each of the 13 distributed locations across Switzerland. They were also impressed by organisation’s vision of all-weather air rescue.
CAMTS is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to ensuring quality, and safety of medical transport services. CAMTS consists of 21 members organizations, of which, each a representative to the CAMTS Board of Directors. The organization was founded in 1991 and reviewed its standards periodically to be the dynamics and the constant changes in the medical patient transport needs.