LAWRENCEVILLE, Georgia – June 9, 2022– Medway Air Ambulance is now one of the only fixed-wing air ambulance providers in the country to earn a dual accreditation for air medical transports, including individual endorsements for its adult patient transfers, Neonatal and Pediatric expertise, and commercial medical escorts. Medway’s FAA Part 135 aviation program also earned the prestigious ARGUS Platinum certification, the highest possible rating for aviation safety and service. Medway’s elite accreditations and its extensive 22-year history of service solidify its role as a leader in air medical transport.
“Earning both the EURAMI and NAAMTA accreditations this year highlights Medway’s ongoing commitment to excellence in patient care,” stated Medway’s Vice President of Business Development, Mark Chapman, RN. “Our achievement assures healthcare professionals, patients, and families worldwide that the Medway team is trained and equipped to successfully handle complex transports.”
The accrediting agencies, European Aero-Medical Institute (EURAMI) and National Accreditation Alliance Medical Transport Applications (NAAMTA), each set strict air medical transport quality and safety standards for domestic and international flights. The independent audits verify that Medway excels in its medical practice and documentation, quality management system, and safety protocol for international and domestic transports.
Both EURAMI and NAAMTA awarded Medway their full air ambulance accreditation, specifically recognizing its specialty Neonatal and Pediatric transport capability. Medway is a contracted provider for pediatric Centers of Excellence, routinely providing medical flights for the best children’s hospitals nationwide.
In addition to the validation of Medway’s medical expertise, Medway is certified for operational excellence in aviation. The ARGUS International Base Operations Audit and Rating Program awarded Medway the coveted ARGUS Platinum rating for aviation. The elite distinction is based on a comprehensive audit of the aircraft maintenance, pilot training program, emergency response plan, and safety management system.
Independent accreditations and certifications are especially helpful to consumers who seek safe, high-quality air medical transport for a loved one.
“Our entire organization is built on a foundation of safety. Protecting our patients and our crews is at the heart of every decision we make,” said Matt Kinney, Medway’s Vice President of Flight Operations. “The ARGUS Platinum rating reflects our determination to ensure Medway is the safest air ambulance program in the country.”
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About Medway Air Ambulance
Since 2000, Medway Air Ambulance has provided thousands of medical flights for neonatal, pediatric, and adult patients. With 24/7 air medical transport coordination, Medway delivers responsive service and international flight capability. Medway is one of the largest in-network and contracted air ambulance providers in the country, working with travel assistance programs, workers’ compensation plans, and health insurance companies. Medway also partners with world-renowned children’s hospitals to provide neonatal and pediatric transports using its specialized medical team and equipment. Medway, a Part 135 air carrier, owns and operates its aircraft from its headquarters in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
Founded in 1992, the European Aero-Medical Institute (EURAMI) is one of the oldest global accreditation companies focused on the medical component of air rescue operations. EURAMI is committed to promoting high-quality aeromedical transfers and advocating for safe and high-quality transportation.
EURAMI is recognized worldwide as the leader in aeromedical accreditation. EURAMI’s mission is to improve patients’ experiences and outcomes through its standards, philosophy, and core values:
- The promotion of high quality, safe aeromedical transportation in Rotary Wing, Fixed Wing, and Commercial Airline Medical Escort transfers
- Standardize processes and increase quality by developing and publishing Industry Standards
- Serve as a base of knowledge and guidance for all aspects of aeromedical transportation
- Promote, support, and accredit aeromedical operators who fulfill the standards of the organization
- Educate, research, and support the development in the field of aeromedical transportation
About NAAMTA Global
NAAMTA Global is a worldwide accreditation standard-bearer for the medical escort/transport industry, offering procedures that include guidelines for developing a system focused on transport safety, patient care, quality management, and continuous improvement. NAAMTA is recognized around the world for its ISO 9001:2015 QMS certification and the implementation of quality practices in its accreditation program.
NAAMTA began its accreditation program in 2009 and became an international accreditation company in 2013 by successfully identifying the standards for best practices and performance among medical escort, medical transport, and emergency medical service providers.
Through a dynamic approach to auditing and an array of web-based reporting and learning tools, NAAMTA distinguishes itself as an accreditation source in providing member services and improving medical transportation industry practices. In 2019, to reflect our international market, we became NAAMTA Global.
ARGUS International Inc. (ARGUS) is a specialized aviation services company with global expertise whose mission is to provide the aviation marketplace with the information needed to make informed decisions and manage risk.
The ARGUS International Base Operations Audit and Rating Program evaluates air carriers to promote higher levels of safety and customer service. ARGUS certifies air carriers that meet industry best practices and maintain appropriate safety programs. Earning an ARGUS Charter Operator Rating verifies adherence to internationally recognized quality standards in aviation.
Founded in 1995, ARGUS is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, and actively engaged with business activities in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, South America, the Middle East, and Africa.