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UMass Memorial Lifeflight

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems will conduct
an accreditation site visit of: UMASS MEMORIAL LIFE FLIGHT on Monday June 5, 2017 and Tuesday June 6, 2017,

The purpose of the site visit will be to evaluate the program’s compliance with nationally established medical transport standards. The site visit results will be used to determine whether, and the conditions under which accreditation should be awarded to the program.

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. Requests for public information interviews must be made in writing and sent to CAMTS no later than 10 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

The Commission will acknowledge such written requests in writing or by telephone and will inform the program of the request for an interview. The Commission will, in turn, notify the interviewee of the date, time and place of the meeting.

This notice is posted in accordance with CAMTS requirements and shall not be removed until the site visit is completed.

Date Posted: May 1, 2017 

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LifeFlight was New England’s first hospital-based air ambulance. Since its founding in 1982, LifeFlight has transported more than 27,000 patients in a geographic area that extends from Southern Connecticut to New Hampshire and from Boston, Massachusetts to Albany, New York. The LifeFlight program began at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center on September 15th 1982. In the past, LifeFlight was an integral part of the education of physicians in Central Massachusetts for many years, with emergency medicine residents acquiring a significant portion of their EMS training while serving as Flight Physicians. Attending staff and EMS fellows also participated as Flight Physicians providing education and program direction.

As of December 2012, we  have transitioned our medical staffing to Flight Nurse and Critical Care Paramedic (CCP). This newest evolution brings UMass Memorial LifeFlight into the future by deploying a standardized model that functions well across almost all of the United States. Our CCPs all underwent a rigorous selection and training process and are now fully competent and successfully providing critical care alongside our experienced nurses. Today, our attending and resident physicians, as well as our EMS Fellows, provide administrative leadership, education to our flight crews, and on- and off-line medical control.

 
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UMass Memorial LifeFlight prides itself on maintaining the highest quality critical care transport program available to our customers, with a relentless focus on safety and efficiency in our operations. Indeed, if it wasn’t for our single-minded pursuit of excellence, we would not have been able to provide 30 years of top quality service to our community.

We are proud to partner with Air Methods under their Alternative Delivery Model. In this business model, Air Methods provides the helicopter, pilots, mechanics, and all transport billing services. UMass Memorial Medical Center provides the critical care staff, medical & program direction, and communications services.

Please explore the links on the left to learn more about our safety focus, our staff, and resources to help request UMass Memorial LifeFlight and prepare a patient for transport.

Our Department

UMass Memorial EMS is a Department of the UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, the region’s only Level I ACS verified trauma center. UMass Memorial (Worcester) EMS is wholly owned and operated by the Medical Center. UMass Memorial Lifeflight is operated by Air Methods Corp. (QMLA253U) and staffed by UMass Memorial Medical Center.