AirLink's Mission and Our Responsibility to Communities We Serve
Our Priority is to put the patient first and maintain the highest standards of excellence in patient care and safety.
AirLink CCT works to create a "culture of safety" in every aspect of our business, safety comes first. All employees are responsible for excellence in patient care, our aircrafts, and one another. We believe a culture of safety thrives when employees are empowered and encouraged to speak up and act on any situation where safety is concerned.
We strive to act with integrity and consistency towards our providers, the community we serve, and our staff. We aim to help our communities thrive. In the last 35+ years we have been humbled by the communities' support and commitment to our programs. It's a priority for us to give back to the community.
Here are some of the ways we continue to support our communities:
Our commitment to the community
- Do what is in the best interest of our patients, our EMS providers and hospitals, the communities we serve and our employees.
- Buying locally from vendors and service providers, with reputable standards.
- Exceeding national standards for our employees, providing benefits, on-the-job-training, and health & safety standards.
- Providing staff with knowledge about the communities we serve and fostering strong relationships.
The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) 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. AirLink received its official accreditation (operating as Air Life) in July 2001, and was the first agency in the state to complete this rigorous process. In addition, we fully meet all CAMTS accreditation standards. Including all issues pertaining to stringent safety measures, ethical business practices, compliance with laws and regulations, public education efforts and far more.
AirLink is a member of the Northwest Association of Aeromedical Responders (NWAAR), an air medical trade association comprised of members from Oregon, Washington and Idaho. NWAAR members include state-licensed Oregon, Washington and Idaho air ambulance services (fixed and rotor wing), public entities and individuals representing organizations having an interest in, or providing for, the air medical transportation of critically ill or injured patients.
AirLink also is a member of the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), an international association which serves providers of air and surface medical transport systems. This voluntary, non-profit organization encourages and supports its members to maintain safe operations and efficient, high quality patient care.
AirLink belongs to the Oregon State Ambulance Association (OSAA), which oversees standards for licensing and operation of ambulance services and conducts inspections of facilities to ensure standards are being met.
They also work closely in approving medical direction of emergency and non-emergency care rendered by certified personnel.