San Marcos, TX – 29 August 2019 – Berry Aviation, Inc., a partner, and provider of safe, innovative, and reliable support services to the United States Department of Defense and other Non-defense agencies, enhances services through renewing their NAAMTA Global Medical Transport Accreditation.
NAAMTA Auditors completed a systematic audit of company policies and procedures, safety and quality management processes, medical personnel and policies, aviation and maintenance personnel and policies, associated equipment, training, and facilities. The audit verified compliance through employee interviews, process reviews, and on-site evaluations, all of which were conducted using ISO 9001:2015 auditing guidelines.
NAAMTA accreditation is recognized and approved by the US Department of Defense and the US Department of Veteran Affairs. By attaining NAAMTA Accreditation, Berry Aviation reaffirms their dedication to safety and patient care and meets the requirements of their government contract.
NAAMTA Global accreditation is based on standards of excellence that focus on the fundamental elements of medical transport and incorporate the principles of transport safety and quality management.
Amy Arndt, NAAMTA Global Director of Operations said, “Berry Aviation has demonstrated a level of attention to detail and thoroughness that exemplifies the goals accreditation brings to the medical transport industry—high operational safety and an increase to the quality of patient care. “
Berry Aviation’s ability to meet the medical transport needs in austere and remote areas of the world speaks to their commitment to their customer base. NAAMTA is honored to associate with Berry Aviation in providing lifesaving excellence.”
Berry Aviation’s Director of Operations, Dan Miller, describes the accreditation audit process. “NAAMTA engaged with us well prior to the on-site audit, providing audit checklists and reviewing our manuals, policies, and procedures ahead of time. As a result, the on-site was predictably smooth and undisruptive to our daily business routine.”
In addition to the accreditation, Berry Aviation continues with NAAMTA Alliance membership. NAAMTA Alliance members are held in high esteem for meeting stringent requirements that define and influence transport operational excellence. The NAAMTA Alliance unifies accredited organizations in the vanguard of continuous improvement in the medical transport industry.
NAAMTA is an accreditation standard-bearer for the medical transport industry, offering procedures that include guidelines for developing a system focused on transport safety, patient care, quality management, and continuous improvement. NAAMTA is globally recognized for its ISO 9001:2015 QMS certification and the implementation of quality practices in its 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 Berry Aviation
Berry Aviation is an established air carrier headquartered in San Marcos, TX. In operation since 1983, and certified by the Department of Defense, Commercial Airlift Review Board (CARB) since 1987. With worldwide authority, Berry Aviation provides cargo, charter passenger, and medical transport services.
Safety, security, and compliance are the cornerstones of operations at Berry Aviation. As a result, Berry Aviation has established and maintains an excellent safety record and is committed to the safety and security of its patients, customers, operations, equipment, and employees. With an emphasis on best practices, Berry Aviation excels in their dedication to the delivery of quality patient care.
Roylen “Griff” Griffin
NAAMTA Global Executive Director
P.O. Box 7
Blanding, UT 84511