LifeCare Ambulance Service Re-Accredited by CAAS
The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) has reaccredited LifeCare Ambulance Service for another three year period ending March 2016.
CAAS is an independent Commission that established a comprehensive series of standards for the ambulance service industry by encouraging and promoting quality patient care in America’s medical transportation system.
CAAS accreditation signifies that LifeCare Ambulance Service is fully compliant with standards established by the ambulanced industry to be essential in a modern emergency medical services provider. The CAAS standards are designed to increase operational efficiency and clinical quality while decreasing risk and liability to the organization.
The reaccreditation process includes a comprehensive self-assessment and an independent external review of the entire EMS organization. Currently there are 160 CAAS-accredited agencies in 37 U.S. states, Canada, with more than 200 agencies working on new applications.
LifeCare has been accredited since 1998. “Accreditation is completely voluntary for ambulance services. LifeCare has chosen to go through this process to assure the communities we serve, that they are getting the quality service we have offered them,” said Ron Slagell, CEO of LifeCare Ambulance.