Bloomington, Minnesota (April 29, 2022) – Life Link III is proud to announce that it has been awarded full accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) for both its rotor wing and fixed wing services. The CAMTS accreditation status is one of the most prestigious industry designations that may be achieved and extends across the entire Life Link III program including its fixed wing base and helicopter bases located throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. Life Link III has been a CAMTS accredited program since 2007 with reaccreditation required every three years. The most recent accreditation has been awarded from April 1, 2022, to April 1, 2025.
The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems is dedicated to improving the quality of patient care and safety of the transport environment for services providing rotor wing, fixed wing and ground transport systems. Air medical programs who apply for the CAMTS accreditation are held to a rigorous set of guidelines and safety standards that span all aspects of an air medical flight program including medical direction, crew education, communications, safety, documentation and quality improvement. The accreditation process includes a comprehensive document review and multi-day, on-site inspection.
“Patient care and safety are paramount to our program and the live-saving work we do. Our full CAMTS accreditation reaffirms our commitment to upholding the highest standards in our mission of providing safe and effective air medical transportation, and our proven dedication to patient care and aviation safety,” said Josh Howell, President & CEO of Life Link III.
Life Link III is a non-profit consortium of ten leading healthcare systems spread throughout the upper Midwest. Life Link III was established in 1985 as one of the first non-profit consortiums in the country to transport critically ill patients by helicopter. Since its inception, Life Link III has focused on clinical excellence and is an early adopter in bringing innovative new technology to patient care. They also serve as the exclusive air medical transport service for five neonatal intensive care unit teams throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.
More information on the CAMTS accreditation process can be found at CAMTS.org.