BRISTOL, England — REVA Inc., with North America’s largest fleet of jet and fixed-wing air ambulances, has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 Air Ambulance Company of the Year award, an industry “Oscar” given annually by the prestigious International Travel and Health Insurance Journal, officials announced this week.
“This is an endorsement of the quality, care, and commitment that REVA’s entire team provides every flight, every day, no matter where we are called to help,” said CEO Stuart Hayman this week from REVA headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
This is the second year in a row that ITIJ has placed REVA on its short list of the world’s leading air-ambulance providers. The winner will be announced at the ITIJ awards ceremony held Nov. 5 in Athens, Greece. “Naturally, we’re looking forward to being called to the podium,” said Marketing SVP Dawn Cerbone. “But being nominated is itself an honor that has been earned not only over the past twelve months, but earned continuously during our years of service in which REVA has been proven to be an industry leader.”
ITIJ Industry Award for Company of the Year is based on an air-ambulance company’s innovation, achievement, and quality of service, according to the journal’s evaluation criteria. REVA has been evaluated against an array of global providers and selected from among all domestic and international air-ambulance companies. Once named a finalist, Company-of-the-Year candidates are evaluated by independent experts in the field of air-ambulance providers as well as within the larger context of international travel and health insurance professionals.
As a leading member of a world-wide medical transportation network, REVA has added to its professional and technological leadership in the field. It has expanded commitments to safety, training, charity, and staff enrichment. It is an active member in leading organizations related to accreditation, auditing, professional, and quality-assurance that “continuously advance our mission to ensure patients receive the highest level of medical care while being transported with us,” Mr. Hayman said.
“We added aircraft and equipment upgrades to our fleet, a new state-of-the-art call center to our headquarters, top-of-the-line medical equipment, support technology and infrastructure, and best-in-industry Safety Management System,” Ms. Cerbone said.
Since 2002, ITIJ has been recognizing providers that have gone above and beyond what is required of them, providing affirmation of the outstanding contribution they have made to the global travel and health insurance field.
For more information about REVA, Inc. and its international medical transport services, visit its corporate website at www.flyreva.com or contact the staff at its Fort Lauderdale, Fla., offices (1-954-730-9300).
REVA Inc. employs over 300 air ambulance service professionals who deliver caring, efficient, and medically sound jet and fixed-wing flight services from bases throughout North America and the Caribbean. REVA Inc., has completed more than 25,000 medical transports that include time-sensitive organ deliveries, trauma response, and intensive-care connections in addition to private charters associated with medical tourism, cruise-line passenger agencies and philanthropic efforts. REVA Inc. has earned over a dozen top industry honors and recognitions from NAAMTA, EURAMI, International Assistance Group, and ARGUS Gold including the AAMS Fixed Wing Award of Excellence and ACE Safety Award.
REVA Inc. is an approved organ transportation carrier for Cleveland Clinic, and its air ambulance services are licensed by U.S. and international agencies including U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (Certificate #O2JA595N), Canadian Transportation Agency International License; and U.S. Treasury Cuban operation authorization. Through individual and corporate affiliations, the staff and fleet uphold professional performance standards that exceed industry practices and expectations.