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CAMTS announces three new board members and accredits 21 programs

CAMTS Press Release | May 9, 2024

Estimated reading time 5 minutes, 22 seconds.

The CAMTS board of directors met in Chicago April 26-27, 2024. Three board members retired and were honored for their years of service as we welcomed three new board members.

Dr. Michael Brunko representing the Air Medical Physician Association (AMPA) for the past 10 years, introduced AMPA’s new representative – Dr. P.S. Martin. He is currently the director, Division of Pre-hospital Medicine, at the West Virginia University School of Medicine and the state medical director for the WV Dept. of Health.

Patti Corbett represented Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA) for the past six years on the board of directors and will continue as a CAMTS site surveyor after her retirement from the board. Corbett introduced ASTNA’s new representative – Casey Seckel, RN.

Seckel is currently the chief clinical officer for Life Flight Network in Boise, Idaho, and has many years’ experience as a civilian and military flight nurse.

Terry Palmer, well known in the helicopter industry, was a CAMTS aviation advisor who retired after 15 years of service. Michael Benton was introduced as the new aviation advisor for the CAMTS board of directors.

Benton is the founder and president of VyClimb Consulting, LLC, a boutique consultancy providing management, strategy, operations, and safety services to a global list of clients centered around the aviation and air medical transport industries since 2015. Benton’s experience includes director of aviation compliance for Air Methods Corporation.

He also served in the Army as a Korean linguist and interrogator before transitioning to become an OH-58D armed reconnaissance helicopter instructor pilot.

The CAMTS Board awarded two new accreditations and 19 reaccreditations as follows:

New Accreditations

The first program to achieve accreditation for Mobile Integrated Health (MIH) and one new rotor wing service.

Atrium Health Mobile Integrated Health – Charlotte, NC – MIH

MercyOne Air Med – West Des Moines, Iowa – RW

Reaccreditations

RW=Rotor wing, FW=Fixed Wing, S=Surface, SO=Special Operations

AeroCare Medical Transport – Yuma, AZ RW/FW

AirCARE 1 International – Albuquerque, NM FW

Air Methods Midwest Region – St. Louis, MO RWBerry Aviation – San Marcos, TX SO

Cal-Ore Life Flight – Brookings, OR RW/FW/S

CareFlite – Grand Prairie, TX RW/FW

Christiana LifeNet – Wilmington, DE RW

CHRISTUS Flight for Life – Tyler, TX RW

ECU Health EastCare – Greenville, NC RW/S

Guardian Air Transport – Flagstaff, AZ RW/FW/S

Guardian Flight LLC – Gallup, NM RW/FW

Gunderson AIR – La Crosse, WI RW

Medstar Life Flight – A Service of PHI Air Medical – Troy, MI RW

Mercyhealth REACT – Rockford, IL RW

Memorial Hermann Life Flight – Houston, TX RW/FW

Mercy Life Line Air Medical Service – Springfield, MO RW

Metro Life Flight – Cleveland, OH RW/S

Stanford Life Flight – Stanford, CA RW/FW/S

UC Health Air Care & Mobile Care – Cincinnati, OH RW/S

This press release was prepared and distributed by CAMTS.

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