Acadian Ambulance’s Louisiana and Mississippi operations recently earned a perfect score in the reaccreditation review from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS).
The accreditation review, similar to the rigorous process used by hospitals and nursing facilities, is conducted every three years and includes an intensive application process and a multi-day on-site inspection by outside experts. Four reviewers from across the nation visited the company’s Louisiana and Mississippi service area. For the third accreditation evaluation in a row, the company received a perfect score.
Acadian Ambulance has been CAAS-accredited since 1995. It is one of three ambulance services in Louisiana and Mississippi, one of 10 in Texas and one of 178 in the nation to have earned CAAS accreditation.
Acadian Ambulance’s Texas operations were reaccredited by CAAS in 2016.
CAAS was established to encourage and promote quality patient care in America’s medical transportation system. Accreditation signifies that an agency has met the industry’s highest standards, which often exceed state or local regulations.
“Although it’s not required, we seek CAAS accreditation in all of our markets because it’s one way we ensure that our team is providing the gold standard of care and service,” said Acadian Ambulance President Jerry Romero.