We at AirMed remain committed to excellence no matter where we are on the globe.
Hong Kong/Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) April 21, 2009
AirMed Asia joins an elite group of air ambulance services to earn accreditation from the Commission of Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) and is only the fourth international program to receive this prestigious recognition. CAMTS accreditation represents the highest standards possible for air medical transport services.
As a subsidiary of Birmingham, Alabama-based AirMed International, AirMed Asia began operations in Hong Kong in March, 2008. AirMed Asia operates the only medically dedicated jet in Asia and the Pacific Rim, a U.S. registered Raytheon Hawker 800. AirMed is the first U.S. air ambulance with a permanent base in Asia. AirMed Asia provides specialty care and a seamless transport package to its customers in the region. AirMed International is the leading air ambulance in the U.S. with more than 15,000 transport missions to more than 150 countries.
"The accreditation awarded to AirMed Asia speaks volumes for the quality of our staff and program in Hong Kong," said Jeffrey Tolbert, President and CEO of AirMed International. "We at AirMed remain committed to excellence no matter where we are on the globe." AirMed's headquarters in Birmingham and its subsidiary in Honolulu, AirMed Hawaii, are also CAMTS accredited.
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 high quality patient care and safety in the transport environment. Similar to the strict standards and evaluation of hospitals by the Joint Commission of Accredited Healthcare Organizations, CAMTS offers medical transport programs a means to demonstrate high performance in the areas of quality and safety. Currently there is no governing body for the air medical transport industry.
About the air ambulance company AirMed International
AirMed International is the country's leading air ambulance, offering unparalleled medical care and bedside-to-bedside transportation on a worldwide basis. Chosen as exclusive air medical transport for the world-famous Mayo Clinic as well as a preferred carrier for the U.S. Department of Defense, AirMed is CAMTS accredited and operates a fleet of 12 fully customized, fixed-wing aircraft, including the largest medical jet in the U.S., the Hawker 800. AirMed's five strategic bases of operations in Alabama, Hawaii, Minnesota, Ohio, and internationally in Hong Kong, provide advantageous geographic coverage and rapid dispatch. AirMed has flown over 15,000 missions to more than 150 countries and routinely provides service to major corporations, top hospitals and global assistance companies.
AirMed International is the two-time recipient of the International Travel Insurance Journal's "Air Ambulance of the Year," in 2007 and 2008, and also created weatherturndown.com, the industry-wide website promoting air medical safety across the country. For more information, visit http://www.airmed.com or call 205-443-4880.
To contact AirMed Asia located at the Airport World Trade Center in Hong Kong, call 852-3756-3680 or visit http://www.airmedasia.com