SOURCE: George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates

George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates

October 06, 2011 15:54 ET

ITT Awards KBOSSS Subcontract to The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates for Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Oct 6, 2011) - The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates (GW-MFA) today announced a definitive agreement with ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) to manage the EMS system on the U.S. Military facilities in Kuwait, a subcontract valued at an estimated $76 million. The agreement is part of the Kuwait Base Operations & Security Support Services (KBOSSS) contract, awarded to ITT by the U.S. Army Rock Island Contracting Center and worth an estimated $1.4 billion with all options exercised.

The GW-MFA Department of Emergency Medicine will staff and manage a 17 ambulance system with Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedics and EMT-Basics on eight U.S. Military bases throughout the Area Support Group - Kuwait. The operation will provide coverage 24 hours, 7 days a week in support of military personnel on base as well as those in the surrounding area in need of emergent treatment and transport. This represents one of several partnership agreements between the GW-MFA Department of Emergency Medicine and ITT, further establishing the Department's role as a leading provider of medical base operations services in the Middle East.

"We understand the importance of the U.S. military mission in Kuwait and throughout the entire region. We greatly appreciate ITT's recognition that the GW-MFA is the best organization to run the Emergency Medical Services operations on this program," said James Marinucci, director of International Programs, GW-MFA. "ITT and the personnel in Kuwait can expect world-class medical operations support with a focus on education and training from the GW-MFA Department of Emergency Medicine leadership."

In addition to the clinical role on base, the Department also provides Continuing Medical Education for physicians, physician assistants, and nurses, and basic and advanced life support providers throughout the region. The Department conducts training and certification for National Registry EMT-B in Washington, DC, Kuwait and the Philippines.

About The Department of Emergency Medicine, The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates

The Department of Emergency Medicine at The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates has been working since 1979 to expand the definition and scope of activity of Emergency Medicine practice, teaching and research. We have developed an extensive series of educational and consulting activities that literally span the globe. The Department is designed to encourage the development of modern medical solutions, embrace new technologies and enhance the delivery of medical services worldwide. More information is available at www.gwemed.edu

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