Community-based sudden cardiac arrest response initiative recognizes as one of the best practices for EMS providers in the United States.
The American Ambulance Association (AAA) presented Advanced Medical Transport (AMT) with the 2016 AMBY Award, a prestigious national honor that recognizes the best practices in the ambulance industry. AMT CEO Andrew Rand was presented the award during a ceremony at the American Ambulance Association's National Conference in Las Vegas, NV, November 7-9, 2016.
The AMBY's highlight excellence in EMS and the ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit that epitomize AAA members. The mission of the awards is to showcase creativity and innovation in the ambulance industry by fostering a culture of collaboration, cooperation and a passion for excellence in patient care.
AMT was presented the award in Beset Clinical Outcome for their Race to the Top program - an initiative developed in conjunction with physician experts, medical centers and biomedical manufacturers. Race to the Top is a roadmap to markedly improve emergency care and patient outcomes by bringing together an entire community as a team of qualified lifesavers in the event of life-threatening sudden cardiac arrest event.
"It's an honor to be recognized by the American Ambulance Association with such a prestigious award," said Andrew Rand, CEO, Advanced Medical Transport. "This recognition further validates Race to the Top and its importance to the community in advancing life saving efforts in the event of sudden cardiac arrest. Our team of Advanced Practice Paramedics and EMTs respond to more than 40,000 emergency medical calls each year. But we can and should be saving more lives. And engaging the community - the real first-line responders - to recognize the signs of sudden cardiac arrest, calling 911, implementing Hand Only CPR and using an AED, if available, is key to increasing the survivability of sudden cardiac arrest."
"This award recognizes the achievement of Advanced Medical Transport being an industry leader in the care of cardiac arrest victims. As one of only two accredited agencies in the state of Illinois, AMT continues to challenge the norm; in particular, its approach to improving sudden cardiac arrest resuscitation rates. AMT is an asset in their community and EMS best practices."
About the American Ambulance Association
The American Ambulance Association represents organizations serving over 75% of the U.S. population with emergency and non-emergency care and medical transportation services. Founded in 1979, AAA promotes health care policies that ensure excellence in the ambulance services industry and provides research, education, and communications programs to enable its members to effectively address the needs of the communities they serve. For more information about the AAA visit their website at www.the-aaa.org.
About Advanced Medical Transport (AMT)
Advanced Medical Transport (AMT) is a premier nationally acclaimed regional healthcare provider of emergency and scheduled ambulance services in Central and Western Illinois, as well as parts of Iowa. As a private, not-for-profit organization operated for community benefit and governed by a Board of Directors, AMT strives to deliver consistently outstanding healthcare transportation services and value to the communities it serves. Through their share values, the entire AMT team promotes being Prepared, Community-centered, Clinically effective, Compassionate, Customer-focused and People of Integrity. For more information about AMT visit their website at www.amtci.org.