Fort Lauderdale, Florida – August 1, 2013 – Following a comprehensive audit of administrative documentation, medical techniques, and facilities, the National Accreditation Alliance of Medical Transport Applications (NAAMTA) is awarding REVA (www.flyreva.com) full medical transport accreditation. As a result, REVA is now considered a NAAMTA Alliance Member (www.naamta.com), and thus privy to the benefits associated.
NAAMTA’s Alliance Members are held in high esteem for meeting stringent requirements that define and influence transport operational excellence. REVA not only demonstrated compliance, but excelled in identifying best practice procedures and instilling these values in each employee. NAAMTA found their compliance to be evident through employee interviews, on-site evaluations, and process reviews, all of which were conducted using ISO 9001:2008 auditing techniques.
NAAMTA acquired the prestigious International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 Quality Management System certification within two years of operation. This certification equates to third-party oversight in NAAMTA’s processes, reflecting the company’s drive to provide a quality accreditation program and audit each medical transport organization equally and fairly. NAAMTA’s Accreditation program and Alliance unifies each accredited organization within the vanguard of continuous improvement for medical transport services.
"Earning NAAMTA Accreditation has been a top priority since the first day of the merger between Air Ambulance Professionals and Aero Jet International 18 months ago," said REVA Program Director Lesa Armstrong, R.N. "Since then, management and every staff member, medical associate, training, and safety action at REVA has been aimed at ensuring that we meet or exceed NAAMTA's high standards," Armstrong said.
"Whether we're looking at medical practices or financial management, whether we're examining aircraft maintenance or continuing education, NAAMTA guides us to the highest and best reference against which we and our clients, patients, medical personnel and flight crews can measure performance," REVA CEO Stuart Hayman said. "It's an Accreditation that our clients can trust."
REVA demonstrated throughout their documented processes and employee activity that they are dedicated to increasing the standards of the medical transport industry. One of the ways they accomplish this focus is by placing special emphasis on patient care relationships, an element that stood out during the entire auditing process.
"We believe that accreditation is a dynamic process," NAAMTA Executive Director, Roylen Griffin, said. "NAAMTA advocates continual self-auditing and monitoring. REVA's participation in the auditing process, from start to completion, had demonstrated its commitment to our high standards that clients, technical staffs, and medical professionals recognize.”
By attaining NAAMTA Accreditation, REVA continues to demonstrate their commitment to quality patient care and a culture of safety. They’ve built a solid reputation in medical transport excellence, a status augmented now by a nationally-recognized medical transport accreditation. NAAMTA salutes REVA for their proactive approach in achieving their accreditation and looks forward to their contributions to the NAAMTA Alliance.
NAAMTA is the new 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, they have made great strides in identifying key best practices to improve the standard of performance among EMS providers at a national and global level. Through an ethical approach to organization 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 EMS organizations.
REVA is among the largest of dedicated fixed wing air medical transport services in the Americas: with more than 17,000 missions (all flights are operated by Aero Jet International, Inc.), 160 employees, and offices in Florida, Arizona, and Puerto Rico. The company has a sizeable history that complements their achievement of NAAMTA Accreditation.