Brooksville, FL – November 1, 2013 – Following a comprehensive audit of administrative processes and policies, medical practices, and facilities, the National Accreditation Alliance of Medical Transport Applications (NAAMTA) is awarding JET ICU with medical transport accreditation for their fixed wing program. As a result, JET ICU joins NAAMTA Alliance membership, and thus is privy to the benefits associated.
JET ICU owns and operates a fleet of medically equipped Learjets, performing domestic and international medical transports. The transport team is a diverse group of highly-qualified industry veterans comprised of Airline Transport Pilot-certified professionals and medical practitioners well versed in aviation patient care. Their history of successful medical transports is further evidenced by the accomplishment of achieving NAAMTA Accreditation.
NAAMTA’s Alliance Members are held in high esteem for meeting stringent requirements that define and influence transport operational excellence. NAAMTA found JET ICU’s compliance to be evident through employee interviews, on-site evaluations, and process reviews, all of which were conducted using ISO 9001:2008 auditing guidelines. JET ICU continuously demonstrates compliance with each standard for safety, aviation, and medical practices in addition to ongoing company-wide procedures that affect the activities of pilots and medical personnel alike.
Mike Honeycutt, JET ICU’s CEO, said, “NAAMTA has proven to be a progressive accrediting organization that focuses on quality and excellence. The accreditation format has a quality improvement focus with the goal being continuous assessments and enhancements, enabling JET ICU to work together with NAAMTA effortlessly.”
Honeycutt continued, “In addition to the resources and knowledge obtained during the accreditation process, NAAMTA provides effective tools that are available to JET ICU employees. These tools include resources for the tracking of information, guidelines for ‘best practice,’ as well as access to information required to meet NAAMTA Standards. Their innovative accreditation format helps to better all organizations that embrace NAAMTA accreditation and agree to hold themselves to a higher standard.”
NAAMTA strives to enable its Alliance Members in achieving a higher standard of service and maintaining continuous compliance. Honeycutt further stated, “JET ICU and I share the overall goal of the NAAMTA organization; to ensure high quality services to all clients with the highest level of competent care while meeting regulations set forth by the industry and overseeing agencies.”
NAAMTA’s Executive Director, Roylen Griffin shares, “From the very beginning of the NAAMTA/JET ICU relationship, the commitment to detail has been a large part of what drives the success of this company. Willing employees take it upon themselves to assess and thoroughly take part in Quality Patient Care metrics and safety cultures. We couldn’t be happier than to add JET ICU to the NAAMTA Alliance.”
By attaining NAAMTA Accreditation, JET ICU demonstrates their dedication to delivering quality medical transport services by improving patient care and cultivating an environment of safety.
NAAMTA is an accreditation standard-bearer for the medical transport industry, offering procedures that include guidelines for developing a quality management system focusing on transport safety, patient care, and continuous improvement. Since its inception in 2009, NAAMTA has worked diligently to be globally recognized by attaining ISO 9001:2008 QMS certification and to implement quality practices into their accreditation program. NAAMTA has successfully made great strides in identifying key best practices to improve the standard of performance among EMS providers at a national and global level. 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 the improvement of medical transport organizations.
About JET ICU
With over 15,000 patients flown, JET ICU has become a global leader in providing worldwide air ambulance services. JET ICU’s air medical transport services include air ambulance repatriation, medical evacuation services, and commercial medical escorts throughout the world. JET ICU is owner-operated with a complete in-house medical staff, pilots, ground crew, Learjet fleet, and 24/7 operations center. This translates into unparalleled care that each patient deserves throughout every transport.