Hawaii Life Flight Earns Third Consecutive NAAMTA Medical Transport Accreditation

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Using a comprehensive audit of administrative documentation, facilities, and medical practices, NAAMTA is awarding Medical Transport Accreditation to Hawaii Life Flight. NAAMTA’s Accreditation focuses on quality patient care and transport safety.

Roylen Griffin, NAAMTA’s Executive Director said, “Hawaii Life Flight will be entering their 7th year of accreditation and demonstrating a continuous commitment to exemplary patient care and transport safety as defined in the NAAMTA standards.

Using a comprehensive audit of administrative documentation, medical practices, and facilities, NAAMTA is awarding Hawaii Life Flight accreditation for their medical transport program. NAAMTA’s Accreditation focuses on quality patient care and transport safety.

Hawaii Life Flight demonstrates compliance to each of the defined standards, excels in identifying best practice procedures, and instills these values in their employees. NAAMTA verified compliance through employee interviews, process reviews, and on-site evaluations, all of which were conducted using ISO 9001:2015 auditing guidelines.

Roylen Griffin, NAAMTA’s Executive Director said, “Hawaii Life Flight will be entering their 7th year of continuous commitment of demonstrating NAAMTA standards compliance. I continue to be impressed by the attitudes and willingness of all departments to perform at a high level. I want to bring attention to Hawaii Life Flight’s Maintenance Department, for their dedication, organization, and good management; making this department one for other maintenance shops to emulate.”

Hawaii Life Flight’s Program Director, Mark Leggett stated, "Hawaii Life Flight appreciates the continued privilege of providing safe, compassionate, and efficient air medical services to all the residents and visitors of Hawaii as they call upon us in their time of need. Completing our third re-accreditation with NAAMTA helps us continue to ensure the highest standards for safety and quality of care; moreover, helps HLF fulfill the important commitment we have to our patients, their families, and our community.”

In addition to the accreditation award, Hawaii Life Flight continues as a member of the NAAMTA Alliance. This alliance unifies accredited organizations in the promotion of continuous improvement through shared education, experience, and quality management principles by Alliance members.


NAAMTA is an accreditation standard-bearer for the medical transport industry, offering procedures that include guidelines for developing a system focused on transport safety, patient care, quality management, and continuous improvement. NAAMTA is globally recognized for its ISO 9001:2008 QMS certification and the implementation of quality practices in their accreditation program. NAAMTA’s certified quality management system is audited annually by PRI Registrar, which is an ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board-approved Registrar accredited to certify organizations to a variety of management systems including ISO 9001.

NAAMTA has successfully made great strides in identifying key best practices to improve the standard of performance among EMS and inter-facility providers at national and global levels. 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 providing services to their members and work toward the improvement of medical transportation practices.

About Hawaii Life Flight
Hawaii Life Flight has been providing air medical transportation in Hawaii since 2006. With the most experienced air medical teams in Hawaii, they have built a solid reputation for excellent patient care, as well as an outstanding safety record.

While improving transport times and upgrading the standards of care, Hawaii Life Flight has saved thousands of lives by providing access to the highest level of care to everyone living in the Hawaiian Islands, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

In 2010, Hawaii Life Flight was awarded the Fixed-Wing Award of Excellence from the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS).

Roylen “Griff” Griffin,
Executive Director
P.O. Box 111
American Fork, UT 84003

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