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COVID-19 Infection Control Considerations in the Transport Setting [Nancy Purcell]
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Alaska

Anchorage, AK

guardianflight.com

Guardian Flight was founded in 1997 by Frontier Flying Service and grew rapidly over the following three years. In 2000, Guardian Flight separated and emerged as a stand-alone, privately owned, critical care air ambulance service with its main base in Fairbanks, covering the interior of Alaska.

Today Guardian Flight Alaska operates a fleet of 10 Beechcraft King Air B200s a Cessna Caravan and five Learjet 45s.

Guardian Flight Alaska employs more than 50 pilots for its Alaska operations, and a highly qualified medical staff consisting of flight nurses and paramedics.

Guardian Flight Alaska (www://guardianflight.com/AK/) is part of Guardian Flight LLC, which operates a fleet of approximately 85 fixed and rotor wing aircraft dedicated to air medical flights in the Upper Midwest, Mountain West, Southwest, Alaska, and Hawaii. Guardian Flight has more than 800 professional staff, including pilots, mechanics, trained communicators, and support staff. For more information on Guardian Flight LLC go to www.guardianflight.com

 

Guardian Flight's parent company, AMGH, is an industry leader in aviation safety with standards that exceed FAA and other regulatory agency minimums for training and aircraft equipment. AMGH is the country's largest provider of emergent air medical services, with more than 100,000 patient transports annually. Across the country, the company has 340 air base locations in numerous states with a fleet of more than 400 aircraft. Its team of more than 7,000 professionals is focused on safely transporting and caring for critically ill patients 24/7/365.

Status: Accredited

Accredited Thru: 7/31/2021

 

Mode of Transport

 

 

Arizona

Phoenix, AZ

abcambulanceaz.com

ABC Ambulance, LLC is certified as a Ground Ambulance Provider by the Arizona Department of Health Services to serve Maricopa County, Arizona with intermediate and basic patient transportation services.

Our name – ABC Ambulance – stands for A Better Choice. We are dedicated to exceeding the expectations of an ambulance service for every patient and every customer on every run.

The ABC Ambulance fleet is comprised of some of the newest, technologically advanced and highly customized ambulance vehicles on the road anywhere in the United States.

Status: Accredited

Accredited Thru: 7/31/2022

Mode of Transport 


 

Scottsdale, AZ

airevacinternational.com

AirEvac International  strives to provide the highest level of medical care in the air ambulance industry combining the best medical, technical and aeronautical resources available while focusing on quality of care as well as patient and aviation safety.

To offer the best time of response and local knowledge with our strategic air ambulance hubs throughout the Americas.

Status: Accredited

Accredited Thru: 8/31/2021

Mode of Transport


 

Scottsdale, AZ

angelmedflight.com

Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance, is a world leader in air medical transport, not only flies to all 50 U.S. states, but also to the farthest reaches of the globe. Through a mobile base of operations and fast, long-range, modern business jets, Angel MedFlight offers international medical flights to and from almost any area of the world.

Their fleet of Learjet 60s and Learjet 35s has the long-range capabilities that allow them to fly to most places across the world. In its seven years, Angel MedFlight has transported patients in 33 countries worldwide.

Status: Accredited

Accredited Thru: 8/31/2021

 

Mode of Transport

 

California

San Diego, CA

aeromedevac.com

Established in 1992, Aeromedevac has more than 25 years’ experience as an air ambulance provider.  Aeromedevac has maintained operations continuously, with no history of aviation or medical incidents. Our aircraft are dedicated to air ambulance service and our medical staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Based in San Diego, California, Aeromedevac responds throughout the World and the USA to medically transport patients to and from destinations throughout the West and Mountain States of the USA. San Diego is the gateway city of the Southwest USA to Mexico, especially the resort cities of western Mexico and Baja Mexico. Aeromedevac has annual authority from the Mexican government for international air ambulance service from Mexico, to the USA and Canada.

Status: Accredited

Accredited Thru: 2/28/21

 

Mode of Transport

 

 

Colorado

Englewood, CO

peakmedevac.com

Peak Medevac International is a team of highly trained medical air transport experts dedicated to helping those who have had a medical emergency get back home safely where they can recover. With one phone call to our 24/7 communications center, our flight coordinators will coordinate all details of the transfer so that you can focus on what's most important – you or your loved one getting better. 

 

Status: Accredited

Accredited Thru: 10/31/22

Mode of Transport

 

 

Florida

Fort Lauderdale, FL

acuteair.com

The philosophy at Acute Air Ambulance is to provide a cost-effective, smooth, comfortable and stress-free transport for patients and their family all around the world.

Fully licensed and insured, with medical staff consisting of Paramedics, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Respiratory Therapist, and Doctors.

The medical team on board each flight can handle all of your BLS, ACLS and Critical care needs. 

Status: Accredited

Accredited Thru: 6/30/21

Mode of Transport

 


Brooksville, Fl

jeticu.com

With over 15,000 patients flown, JET I.C.U. has become a global leader in providing worldwide air ambulance services.

JET I.C.U.’s air medical transport services include air ambulance repatriation, medical evacuation services, and commercial medical escorts throughout the world.

Every day we go above and beyond the industry standards to ensure that our patients are comfortable and receive exceptional care.

We take the time to discuss our bedside to bedside service with our patient and their family members, offering valuable information and peace of mind.

JET I.C.U. is owner operated with a complete in-house medical staff, pilots, ground crew, Learjet fleet, and 24/7 operations center. This translates into unparalleled care that each patient deserves throughout every transport.

Status: Accredited

Accredited Thru: 12/31/19 Extension Granted

Mode of Transport


Fort Lauderdale, FL

flyreva.com

Our air-ambulance team is comprised of experienced specialists who have completed over 30,000 flights in 70 countries. Our more than 350 employees are trained and educated to standards higher than the industry requires.

We have been recognized numerous times by government and industry agencies for excellence in safety and service. With a fleet of 16 aircraft and strategically located bases, our reach is global. When it comes to our clients, our collaboration is personal.

Our clients are our first priority. We offer comfort. We offer compassion. We offer complete care.

Status: Accredited

Accredited Thru: 9/30/22

Mode of Transport

 

Georgia

Cartersville, GA

phoenixair.com

Phoenix Air has been providing worldwide professional air ambulance patient evacuation and transfer services for over 20 years.

The company uses dedicated aircraft, which have been highly modified into “Emergency Rooms in the Sky.” Authorized by the FAA, Phoenix Air is among a select few private air ambulance companies contracted by the U.S. Department of Defense to transport DOD patients and dependents within the United States and to foreign areas of operation worldwide.

Phoenix Air’s dedicated fleet of specialized air ambulance aircraft includes two long-range Learjet Model 36 aircraft, two back-up Learjet 36 aircraft, one Learjet Model 35 aircraft and two Gulfstream G-III aircraft.

Each aircraft is dispatched as a Critical Care unit with appropriate medical staff onboard to compliment the patient’s medical condition, all under the careful control of Phoenix Air’s Medical Director.

 

 

Status: Accredited

Accredited Thru: 10/31/20

Mode of Transport

 

 

Hawaii

Honolulu, HI

hawaiilifeflight.com

 

Hawaii Life Flight is a fixed-wing operation with over 30-year experience serving the people of Hawaii. 

Hawaii Life Flight has  aircraft and crews permanently stationed through the Hawaiian Islands; located in Lihue, Kahului, Hilo, Kona, Honolulu and Kamuela. 

With the most experienced air medical teams in Hawai’i, we have built a reputation for excellent patient care as well as an outstanding safety record.

Hawaii Life Flight has saved thousands of lives over the years by providing access to the highest level of care to everyone living in the Hawaiian Islands 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Status: Accredited

Accredited Thru: 6/30/20

 

Mode of Transport

 

 

Minnesota

Robbinsdale, Minnesota

northmemorial.com

 

Founded in 1985, North Memorial Air Care responds to over 4,500 requests for medical transport annually, flying eight Augusta 109 helicopters, the fastest civilian helicopter on the market.

With bases in Bemidji, Brainerd, Princeton, Redwood Falls and Lakeville, Minnesota and Siren, Wisconsin, North Memorial Air Care is available 24/7 for medical flight transportation service calls throughout Minnesota, areas of Wisconsin, Iowa and the Dakotas.

North Memorial’s flight nurses and paramedics are experienced in high-volume intensive care units, emergency departments and ambulance services, and provide the highest level of medical care to adult and pediatric patients alike.

Status: Accredited

Accredited Thru: 8/31/2022

 

Mode of Transport

 

 

New Mexico

Albuquerque NM

csiaviation.com

Established in 1979, CSI Aviation, Inc. (CSI) has grown into a global aviation company providing diverse and complex solutions to commercial, group and private individuals, and government customers. CSI fills a unique niche in the aviation industry – solving complex aviation requirements for air charter services, aviation logistics, and program management. CSI Aviation also holds FAR Part 135 Air Carrier operating authority and provides air charter, aircraft purchase, leasing and maintenance support. For more information go to www.csiaviation.com.

 

Status: Accredited

Accredited Thru: 1/31/20

 

Mode of Transport

 

 

Nevada

Henderson, Nevada

medxairone.com

 

MedX AirOne is unique in its business model and has a determination to affect the industry starting with a commitment to their service communities. “No permanent resident of Elko, Humboldt, Pershing, Eureka, White Pine or Lander Counties will pay out-of-pocket expenses for transport onboard MedX AirOne aircraft.”  
 
As everyone is aware there is much confusion concerning air medical transport; however, MedX AirOne's goal is to place the patient at the forefront of air medical transport and remove confusion. This focus includes the overwhelming billings that can occur in a moment of tragedy or severe illness.  
 
MedX AirOne believes air medical operators should be an In-Network provider...the myth that insurance will not negotiate with private air ambulance providers is a myth and our model is proof positive of this!  
 
MedX AirOne In-Network status decreases the cost to local business in conjunction with the membership program that assists our patients and communities. MedX AirOne is excited to make this NAAMTA accreditation announcement which will place additional focus on patients first in all that we do. MedX AirOne is honored and proud to serve the citizens of Northern Nevada. 

Status: Accredited

Accredited Thru: 1/31/2022

 

Mode of Transport

 

 

North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND

valleymedflight.com

Jeremy Salveson, Valley Med Flight Program Director commented, “I felt that our overall experience with the auditing process was positive. NAAMTA was able to offer insight on ways for us to ensure that our patients are getting the best possible care, all while continuing to keep the safety of our crews is paramount. We engaged Amy and Griff in a few conversations throughout the process. They were more than willing to listen to and offer recommendations on our methods. It was very valuable to have someone from the outside come in and offer insight on what they saw. From their findings, we were able to come up with ways to better ourselves and our operation.”

 

Status: Accredited

Accredited Thru: 3/31/2022

 

Mode of Transport  

 

Oregon

Aurora, OR

lifeflight.org

Life Flight Network, a not-for-profit air medical service, is accredited by NAAMTA.

Life Flight Network is the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States. It offers ICU-level care during air transport across Pacific Northwest, Intermountain West, and Alaska.

Life Flight Network is headquartered in Aurora, Oregon. For more information about Life Flight Network or to become a member, visit www.lifeflight.org.

Status: Accredited

Accredited Thru: 7/31/22

 

Mode of Transport

 


Hillsboro, OR

premierjets.com

Premier Jets specializes in worldwide service, and has experience visiting nearly every part of the world providing charter, cargo and medical transport flights.

Premier Jets-Lifeguard Air Ambulance specializes in providing professional, safe, and cost effective medical transport to all six continents, and the Pacific Islands, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

With specially configured aircraft, Premier Jets-Lifeguard Air Ambulance is capable of traveling 2200 miles non-stop. This range allows for transports in the continental US, Mexico, and Canada, Hawaii, the South Pacific, Asia, and Europe. 

Status: Accredited

Accredited Thru: 11/30/20

Mode of Transport

 

Texas

San Marcos, TX

Berryaviation.com

 

With over 35 years of aircraft and maintenance operations experience, Berry Aviation’s experience is rooted in practical, sustainable programs and compliance with the most stringent regulatory framework.

Where regulatory framework has not existed previously, Berry has worked with various government entities and policymakers to develop new policies.

This has led to Berry being first-to-market with many emerging operational capabilities and new maintenance processes.

Status: Accredited

Accredited Thru: 7/31/22

Mode of Transport

 


 

McKinney, TX

firstflight.us

First Flight is committed to be the premier regional air-medical and EMS service in West Texas.

We strive to provide patients with critical access to optimal healthcare services through providing affordable, high-quality, and safe transport services both in the air and on the ground.

We are devoted to customer satisfaction, and we believe that our customers are not only our patients, but also their families and friends as well as any hospital staff and/or fire and EMS services involved in patient care.

We are dedicated to working collaboratively and effectively with hospital staff as well as fire and EMS services to ensure timely and efficient transports in effort to have optimal patient outcomes for all the patients we serve.

Status: Accredited

Accredited Thru: 9/30/22

Mode of Transport


San Antonio, TX

vighter.com

 

Vighter Medical Group offers a full range of medical services to support a variety of commercial and government clients around the world.

With a laser focus on customer service and high standards for quality, Vighter has earned an excellent reputation.

Whether clients require clinical services in the United States or special operations tactical support in austere environments abroad, Vighter is there to help.

Status: Accredited

Accredited Thru: 9/30/22

Mode of Transport

Medical Escort

 

Utah

Blanding, UT

eagleairmed.com

 

Eagle Air Med has more than 32 years of air medical experience and we have transported more than 35,000 patients. We currently have seven base locations in four states utilizing fixed-wing aircraft.

Our operations are reliable and safe. Our employees are professional and highly trained.

We take a practical approach to air medical transportation aimed at fulfilling both our patients’ medical needs while also caring for their financial needs.

Safety is at the heart of each decision we make and exceptional service is our goal.

Status: Accredited

Accredited Thru: 6/30/20

Mode of Transport

 


Ogden, UT

mountainstar.com

MountainStar AirCare provides safe, compassionate and efficient air medical transportation to MountainStar Healthcare hospitals and our patients. AirCare also serves healthcare facilities throughout Northern and Central Utah, Southern Idaho and Southwestern Wyoming.

AirCare’s bases are strategically located in Ogden and Payson and are equipped with highly trained and experienced crews and aircraft that are perfectly suited for the mountainous terrain of the Wasatch Front.

Status: Accredited

Accredited Thru: 10/31/19

 

Mode of Transport

 

US Virgin Islands

St. Croix, USVI

aeromd.com

AeroMD provides medical transport / aeromedical services tailored to individuals, families, and groups who live or travel to locations, where healthcare resources are limited.

The core of AeroMD is our Caribbean-based, 24/7, dedicated medevac service. Our fleet of aircraft was handpicked for operating in the Caribbean and is completely outfitted to serve as flying intensive care units.

Status: Accredited

Accredited Thru: 10/31/18

 

Mode of Transport

 

 

Wisconsin

Green Bay, WI

eagle3.org

 

Aspirus MedEvac medical transportation service provides 24-hour emergency air and ground medical transport for critically ill and injured individuals of North Central Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. They are dedicated to providing the highest standard of care and safety to their patients.

When seconds count, a specially-equipped MedEvac helicopter can pick up patients from regional hospitals or directly from the scene of an emergency. Aspirus MedEvac also operates critical care ground transfer ambulances from bases in their service areas. Aspirus MedEvac also participates in ALS intercept services.

Their Goal: To improve local access to Advanced Life Support (ALS) and provide rapid air/ground transport for patients suffering from acute, severe illness or injury.

Their Motto: Passion for Excellence. Compassion for People.

Status: Accredited

Accredited Thru: 8/31/21

Mode of Transport


Green Bay, WI

eagle3.org

EAGLE III is a comprehensive air and ground medical transportation program providing the best level of care to suit the patient's needs, from Basic Life Support up to full Critical Care Teams. This transportation is provided by ground, fixed- and rotor-wing, from medical facilities or accident scenes. EAGLE III is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The EAGLE III program participates in a number of different types of medical transports including interfacility transports, helicopter scene responses in remote areas where ground time would be extensive, and specialty team transports, which includes a neonatal or pediatric nurse and nurse practitioner when necessary. The EAGLE III program is owned by County Rescue Services, in partnership with both Bellin and St. Vincent Hospital. County Rescue Services is a 501-C (3) nonprofit organization that has been in operation since 1982 and is not affiliated with Brown County government. No tax dollars are used for the EAGLE III program. EAGLE III also provides a community care program to help offset transport costs to those that can prove their need.

Status: Accredited

Accredited Thru: 9/30/22

Mode of Transport

 

Wyoming

WY/UT

wyoming.guardianflight.com

Guardian Flight is an air medical program serving Wyoming and Utah from five bases utilizing both rotor and fixed-wing aircraft.  We are currently Wyoming’s largest air medical provider and the only helicopter serving the castle country of Utah.  We began operations in 2011 in Rock Springs and expanded into Gillette in 2012.  Later that same year we opened a fixed-wing base in Lander and in 2014 we opened a rotor-wing base in Riverton to better serve Fremont County.  Guardian took over management of the Price, UT rotor-wing base from a sister program in 2015.

We look forward to serving Wyoming, Utah and the surrounding states as we accomplish our mission of providing safe, compassionate and efficient air medical transportation.

Status: Accredited

Accredited Thru: 10/31/22

Mode of Transport

 

 

South Africa

Johannesburg, SA

er24.co.za

ER24 is the premier private emergency medical care provider in South Africa that has been providing a range of quality emergency response and pre-hospital care services since 2000.

ER24 owns its fleet of more than 280 Rapid Response Vehicles and Ambulances and operates a national 24-hour Emergency Contact Centre. They operate from 45 bases throughout South Africa to provide realhelprealfast.

ER24’s integrated service offering – which includes aeromedical services and evacuations, medical concierge services, medical case management, international patient management, hospital in-patient referrals, medical repatriation, escorting of minors service, and repatriation of mortal remains – positions ER24 as a medical services solution of choice on the African continent.

Status: Accredited

Accredited Thru: 10/31/21

 

Mode of Transport


 

Johannesburg, SA

medicaltravelsolutions.co.za

We offer reliable Commercial Medical services to clients needing to transport patients to and from South Africa.

Commercial Flight Assistance is a cost effective alternative to Air Ambulance Transportation:

  • Medical escort services
  • Medical stretcher services
  • Non-medical escort / Travel companions
  • Medical or Non-medical private charters

We have a dedicated Team of highly qualified Medical Specialist / Doctors and Paramedics on hand with valid travel documents together with USA and European visa’s in place for any Medical Escort service on a Commercial Flight.

Status: Accredited

Accredited Thru: 11/30/22

 

Mode of Transport: Medical Escort