National Accreditation Group to Evaluate Shannon’s AirMed1Press Release
SAN ANGELO, TX -- (Press Release) Shannon Medical Center’s helicopter transportation system AirMed1 will be evaluated by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) in May.
According to Shannon, the CAMTS site visit is to evaluate the program’s compliance with national standards for medical transport systems.
CAMTS accreditation standards deal with issues of patient care and safety of the transport environment. Anyone believing that he or she has pertinent or valid information about such matters may request a public information interview with the CAMTS site surveyors at the time of the site visit. Information presented at the interview will be carefully evaluated for relevance to the accreditation process.
According to information from Shannon, requests for public information interviews must be made in writing and sent to CAMTS no later than five business days before the site survey begins. The request should also indicate the nature of the information to be provided during the interview. Such request should be addressed to: Office of the Executive Director, Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems, PO Box 130, Sandy Springs, SC 29677.
Shannon AirMed1 provides 24-hour emergency care for area hospitals in counties across West Texas. The helicopter has extensive life-support equipment to provide care for patients in life-threatening or emergency conditions.
AirMed1 is unique in that it is able to provide coverage to a large area of West Texas. Shannon AirMed1 benefits more than 13 West Texas counties and hospitals in its primary service area.