Albany, N.Y., June 21, 2006—Life Net of New York, commonly referred to as Albany “Med Flight,” is among an elite group of emergency medical transport services in the United States to earn accreditation from the Commission of Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). This prestigious accreditation represents the highest standards possible for transport services.
“The CAMTS accreditation represents a comprehensive comparison to a set of national benchmarks and standards,” said Dean Dow, program director of Life Net of New York. “Receiving this accreditation speaks volumes for the quality of both the Life Net program and of its staff.”
CAMTS is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality and safety of medical transport services. Similar to the strict standards of evaluation of hospitals by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, CAMTS offers transport programs a means to demonstrate high performance in the areas of quality patient care and operational and flight safety.
Life Net is a subsidiary of Air Methods Corporation. As northeastern New York’s only hospital-affiliated medical air transport program, Life Net provides a potentially life-saving service each year to hundreds of residents of a 25-county region of northeastern New York and western New England. Recently, the program’s original aircraft, a 21-year-old BK-117 helicopter, was replaced with an EC-135 helicopter, part of the newest generation of twin-engine EMS helicopters.
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