NAAMTA was founded in August of 2009 by Roylen “Griff” Griffin. The creation of NAAMTA came about as a result of Griff’s extensive experience in several heavily-standardized industries. After working as a medical transport dispatcher, he realized that a more flexible approach to medical transport accreditation was imperative to achieve broader and more manageable adoption rates.

He envisioned a transport accreditation organization that, by its very charter, would facilitate an alliance between medical transport service organizations and existing or emerging policymakers. The goal behind this coalition would be to establish and maintain an accurate and valuable set of ambulance accreditation standards through which organizations could achieve positive community exchanges, improved organizational performance, and overall industry best practices.

 

ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Griff saw the success created through third-party standards review for NAAMTA’s prospective clients and sought to achieve similar results for the company’s own quality and accreditation program. He viewed adherence to the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System standards as an ideal method through which NAAMTA would further set itself apart by proving true program transparency and a dedication to its own expected standards of performance.

NAAMTA began pursuing ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System (QMS) certification, an effort that required defining and documenting all processes for both internal and external procedures. In March of 2012, this milestone was realized as NAAMTA became the only medical transport accreditation organization to achieve an internationally-recognized certification.

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