Alaska Regional Air Ambulance Program Earns Accreditation Again
Anchorage, AK (November 11, 2013) – LifeFlight, Alaska Regional Hospital’s critical care air ambulance program, received a three-year, full accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). CAMTS is an independent non-profit organization that audits air medical transport programs.
The CAMTS accreditation process is voluntary. It measures patient care and safety in the transport environment and includes a three-day on-site visit to assess the program. CAMTS reviews the program's practices as they relate to patient safety, quality of care, communication, staff education, and flight service safety and maintenance. LifeFlight was first accredited by CAMTS in 2007.
LifeFlight is a fixed-wing program offering services throughout Alaska. Established in 1985, it is the longest continually operating critical care air ambulance in the state and has been accident free since its inception. Alaska Regional is the only civilian hospital in Alaska where fixed-wing aircraft can taxi to the hospital doors, saving time for patients in need of critical care.
For more information about LifeFlight services at Alaska Regional Hospital, call Kjerstin Lastufka at 264-1733.
Source: Alaska Regional Hospital