Eagle Air Med, an air ambulance serving the Four Corners area has had two of its executives, Cheryl Bowers, Program Director and James Hunt, Vice President, honored as Certified Medical Transport Executives (CMTE).
The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) honored the pair at the graduation banquet for the Medical Transport Leadership Institute (MTLI) on May 2. Bowers and Hunt are two of less than 350 individuals worldwide who have received this distinguished designation.
This marks only the sixth time in history this designation has ever been presented. Approximately 50 graduates of the MTLI represent the 2005 class of executives in the medical transport industry who have attained this honor. Among medical transport executives, the CMTE is an indication of demonstrated skill in leadership and expertise in medical transport management.
To be eligible for this certification, applicants must participate in a rigorous educational program over the course of two years, pass a comprehensive written examination and satisfactorily complete a team project related to a timely industry challenge. Certification is good for three years, during which time the certified individual must earn 30 MEUs (Management Education Units) in order to keep his/her certification current and to become re-certified.
"I am very pleased with these two individuals," said Joseph Hunt, Eagle Air Med President. "In my mind, they represent the commitment of Eagle Air Med employees who are all working for and achieving excellence."
Eagle Air Med, whose crews and aircraft are based in the cities of Kayenta and Chinle, has been in service to the Navajo Nation since 1981 and posts a record of more than 20,000 patient transports. Eagle Air Med is a recognized leader in safe and professional air ambulance services.