Lifeguard Air Ambulance receives CAMTS accreditation

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital LifeGuard Air Ambulance recently received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS).

CAMTS is an organization dedicated to improving the quality and safety of medical transport services. The commission offers a program of voluntary evaluation of compliance with accreditation standards demonstrating the ability to deliver service of a specific quality. To obtain accreditation, a medical transport service must be in substantial compliance with the Accreditation Standards.

“We are incredibly proud of our LifeGuard flight team and this long-term program,” said Jordan Kelly, St. Luke’s LifeGuard program manager. “This accreditation demonstrates our commitment to excellence, safety and the steps we take to ensure high quality patient care.”

Thousands of individuals have been helped by St. Luke’s LifeGuard Air Ambulance since it came into service 40 years ago. 

LifeGuard is one of five air medical programs in the state to earn CAMTS accreditation and 162 in the U.S. and Canada.