NAAMTA’s Accreditation program is built on providing standards that focus on quality patient care and transport safety. Using a comprehensive audit of administrative documentation, medical practices, and facilities, NAAMTA is awarding TriState CareFlight medical transport accreditation for their fixed and rotor-wing programs.
TriState CareFlight demonstrates compliance in each of the defined standards, excels in identifying best practice procedures, and instills these values in each employee. NAAMTA verified compliance through employee interviews, on-site evaluations, and process reviews, all of which were conducted using ISO 9001:2008 auditing guidelines.
In addition to the accreditation award, TriState CareFlight joins the NAAMTA Alliance. This alliance unifies accredited organizations in the promotion of continuous improvement in safety and patient care. Continuous improvement is the result of shared education, experience and quality management principles by alliance members.
Quoted from Amy Arndt, NAAMTA’s Program Director, “Through administrative and site audits, we were able to review TriState CareFlight’s processes, and meet with TriState Careflight crews in several states. The strong crew dynamics emphasized their desire to provide the best care for their patients.” Crew members commented, “the patient becomes an extension of the TriState CareFlight family and it is important bring everyone home safely.” TriState CareFlight’s documented and observed processes supports the strength or the employee’s desire to do the job right.”
Dayna Blake, Medical Program Director states:
Tri-State CareFlight LLC has been in operation since 2002, our commitment has always been dedicated to operational safety and quality patient care. We appreciate the opportunity to have the skilled and knowledgeable staff of NAAMTA assessing and validating the foundation of TSCF. The experience from the beginning to the end was a refreshing change of pace. No matter what the question was, NAAMTA was always willing to provide assistance.
TriState CareFlight has built a solid reputation in medical transport excellence, a status augmented now by a nationally-recognized medical transport accreditation. NAAMTA salutes TriState CareFlight for their proactive approach in achieving accreditation and looks forward to the contributions they share with the NAAMTA Alliance.
NAAMTA is an accreditation standard-bearer for the medical transport industry, offering procedures that include guidelines for developing a system focusing on transport safety, patient care, quality management, and continuous improvement.
NAAMTA is globally recognized for its ISO 9001:2008 QMS certification and 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 providers at the 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 TriState CareFlight
Headquartered in Bullhead City, Arizona, TriState CareFlight is a critical care transport service dedicated to providing the highest quality patient care and rapid transport of critically ill and injured patients to health care facilities and EMS agencies throughout its service areas.
TriState began its operation in 2002 with one helicopter and has expanded to 27 fixed- and rotor-wing aircraft and 380 employees. TriState CareFlight’s fleet of aircraft allows for the most efficient and expedient transport no matter where the patient is located. Originating in Western Arizona, the demand for TriState CareFlight’s services quickly grew throughout the state and before long, found itself providing critical air transport services Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Nevada.
Roylen “Griff” Griffin, Executive Director
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