LifeMed Alaska Maintains Accreditation with Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems
ANCHORAGE—LifeMed Alaska has maintained accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems or CAMTS. The announcement comes after site inspections, thorough evaluation of LifeMed programs, and public comment. A CAMTS-accredited medical transport service demonstrates to its employees and to the public that it cares about quality of patient care and safety and is committed to doing things right.
CAMTS is a voluntary, peer review process. The Commission offers a program of voluntary evaluation of compliance with accreditation standards demonstrating the ability to deliver service of a specific quality. The Commission believes that the two highest priorities of an air medical or ground inter-facility transport service are patient care and safety of the transport environment. Programs are awarded accreditation based on substantial compliance with accreditation standards supported by measurable criteria. Accreditation Standards are periodically revised to reflect the dynamic, changing environment of medical transport with considerable input from all disciplines of the medical profession.
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The Marx Bros. Café
Jack Amon and Richard “Van” Hale opened the doors of the Marx Bros. Café on October 18, 1979; however, the two had already been partners in cuisine for some time, having created the Wednesday Night Gourmet Wine Tasting Society and Volleyball Team Which Now Meets on Sunday, a weekly evening of food and wine. It was actually the end of the weekly event that spurred the name of the restaurant: hours after its final service, Amon and Hale were hauling equipment and furnishings out of their old location and to their now-iconic building on Third Street, all while managing arguments about equipment ownership, a visit from the police, and quite a bit of wine. “If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘A Night at the Opera” starring the Marx Brothers, that’s what it was like,” Hale explains.