NEWS RELEASE

July 25, 2007

Contact: Rachel Burnett, 272-3651/272-3322

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Jon Dinges, RCP, NPS, was recently awarded the designation of "Certified Medical Transport Executive (CMTE)," bythe Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) from the Medical Transport Leadership Institute (MTLI). Dinges is currently with the New Mexico Newborn Transport Program at the University of New Mexico.

The "CMTE" designation is an indication of Dinges’ demonstrated skill in leadership and expertise in medical transport management. More than 60 graduates of the MTLI represent the 2007 class of executives in the medical transport industry who have attained this honor.

In order to be eligible for this certification, Dinges participated in a rigorous educational program over the course of two years, passed a comprehensive written examination, and completed a team project related to a timely industry challenge.

Dinges’ certification is good for three years. During the three years, he must earn 30 Management Education Units (MEUs) in order to keep his certification current and to become recertified.

The AAMS is the only international trade association serving the entire air and ground medical transport community. The AAMS mission is toassure that every person has access to quality air medical and critical care transport by promoting the highest level of safety, commitment,service and patient care.