In order to achieve the accreditation, NAAMTA auditors completed a systematic audit of Erickson’s company policies and procedures, including safety and quality management processes, medical, aviation and maintenance personnel and policies, and all associated equipment, training and facilities. The audits were conducted using ISO 9001:2015 guidelines.
Kevin Cochie, Vice-President and General Manager of Defense and National Security for Erickson, commented on the accreditation: “Our aircrews have been performing medical evacuation services for the US military and partner nations for decades. Our aircraft have transported hundreds of patients, saving scores of lives. Over the last year, we have served as the lifeline in the Philippines and West Africa for US Department of Defense (DoD) personnel and host nation partners. We’ve provided aerial support for emergent casualty evacuation needs as well as administrative delivery of critically needed PPE in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.” He concluded: “NAAMTA accreditation is the next natural step to demonstrate our expertise and we are excited to serve our DoD customers with ever greater capability and competence.”
Nancy Purcell, NAAMTA Global Director of Clinical Operations, added: “Erickson exemplifies the goals accreditation brings to the medical transport industry – high operational safety and an increase to the quality of patient care.”