Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) November 9, 2009
AirMed International, the leading U.S. air ambulance company, announced today it has earned full accreditation from the European Aero-Medical Institute (EURAMI). EURAMI is a Stuttgart, Germany, based non-profit association of air medical professionals and operators from 27 countries in and outside Europe. The association aims to promote air rescue and to develop and harmonize quality standards and to improve patient care and safety in air medical transports.
AirMed International and its subsidiaries, AirMed Asia and AirMed Hawaii, currently hold accreditation from the U.S.-based Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). AirMed is now the only air ambulance program in world to hold both CAMTS and EURAMI accreditation in addition to U.S. Department of Defense approved air carrier status. EURAMI Accreditation Standards are periodically revised criteria to assess an air medical service's level of quality in terms of capabilities, medical management and qualifications, aircraft's configuration and equipment, operational issues, communications, management policies, and quality management.
"Being recognized by the only two accrediting bodies within the air medical transport industry-- CAMTS and EURAMI-- represents our continued commitment to excellence in all aspects of our operation," said Jeffrey Tolbert, President and CEO of AirMed International.
About the air ambulance company AirMed International
AirMed International is the country's leading air ambulance service, offering unparalleled medical care and bedside-to-bedside transportation on a worldwide basis. Chosen as air medical transport for the world-famous Mayo Clinic as well as a preferred carrier for the U.S. Department of Defense, AirMed operates a fleet of fully customized fixed-wing aircraft from its headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama, with additional bases in Honolulu, Hawaii and Rochester, Minnesota. The company's website can be found at http://www.airmed.com.
About European Aero-Medical Institute (EURAMI)
EURAMI is a non-profit association of air medical professionals and operators from 27 countries in and outside Europe aiming to promote air rescue and to develop and harmonize quality standards and to improve patient care and safety in air medical transports.