The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) announced that Collier County MedFlight, a County Emergency Medical Services-run rotorwing service, was awarded accreditation on June 3, 2015. MedFlight provides highly skilled flight paramedic teams to care for adult and pediatric patients in Collier County as well as the surrounding counties
CAMTS is an organization of non-profit groups dedicated to improving the quality and safety of medical transport services. The commission, which has 21 current member organizations, 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 transport service are patient care and safety of the transport environment. The commission’s standards often exceed state or local licensing requirements and in order to obtain accreditation, a medical transport service must be in substantial compliance with the accreditation standards.
Collier County MedFlight is one of four rotorwing programs accredited in the state of Florida and only the second public service organization to be awarded accreditation in the United States. This marks a significant milestone in the progression of the MedFlight program and comes during its 40th anniversary serving Collier County.
For more information, contact Collier County EMS Chief Walter Kopka at (239) 252-3757.