Accreditation

Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services

 

Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services

The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) was established to encourage and promote quality patient care in America’s medical transportation system. – Medical Transport received this accreditation in 1997 and continues to be one of two ambulance services in Virginia to receive this Accreditation. Patients and customers can be sure that Medical Transport delivers the best quality out-of-hospital care and transportation possible.
Similar to JCAHO accreditation in hospitals, this is your assurance that you and your patient are getting the best care available.
Accreditation signifies that the ambulance service you choose has met the “gold standard” determined by the ambulance industry to be essential in the provision of excellent patient care. These standards in many cases exceed those established by state or local regulation.
The process includes a comprehensive self-assessment and an independent outside review of the EMS organization. This independent process provides verification to a Board of Directors, city council, medical community, or others that quality care is provided to the community.