Northwest MedStar, the region’s premier critical care transport program, has received full re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). Northwest MedStar has received CAMTS accreditation continuously since 1994. This accreditation recognizes Northwest MedStar as part of an elite group of medical transport service programs throughout the nation.
“We are extremely proud of the Northwest MedStar staff and program for consistently upholding the nationally recognized standards that CAMTS has determined for quality patient care and transport,” said Eveline Bisson, program director of Northwest MedStar. “The recent reaccreditation of our transport services is another accomplishment and speaks to the quality, training and skills of the team.”
CAMTS is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality and safety of medical transport services. CAMTS accreditation is a voluntary process and focuses on the delivery of quality patient care and safety in the transport environment. The accreditation process involves an onsite survey and a broad review of all aspects of the operation. To maintain accreditation, a program must be in significant compliance with the CAMTS Accreditation Standards and demonstrate a high level of overall quality in service.
As one of just 149 CAMTS accredited emergency transport services in the country, Northwest MedStar averages 3,500 transports per year, including helicopter, fixed-wing and ground transport. Northwest MedStar’s primary service area covers eastern Washington, northern Idaho, western Montana and eastern Oregon. Northwest MedStar also provides patient transport to Seattle and other facilities throughout the United States and parts of Canada.
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For more information on CAMTS or to view the complete list of accredited programs, please visit http://www.camts.org.
About Northwest MedStar
Northwest MedStar, a Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) accredited critical care transport program, provides high-quality care and transport to over 3,500 patients each year from its bases in Spokane, TriCities, Moses Lake and Pullman, Washington. All flights are conducted by, and operational control over all aircraft is exercised solely by Metro Aviation, Inc. Committed to serving the people who live, work and play in the Inland Northwest region, Northwest MedStar also offers a membership program that shields people from emergency air transport costs not covered by health insurance. For more information about Northwest MedStar or the membership program, visit www.nwmedstar.org.