Acadian first earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services in 1995. The designation represents the gold standard for the ambulance industry. Our Texas operations were reviewed separately and also earned CAAS accreditation in 2010.
The 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.
Commission for Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS)
CAMTS accreditation standards address issues of patient care and safety in rotor wing services providing critical care transports. Each standard is supported by measurable criteria to measure a program’s level of quality. They are periodically revised to reflect the dynamic, changing environment of medical transport with considerable input from all disciplines of the medical profession and serve as a marker of excellence for federal, state and local governmental agencies, as well as private agencies and to the general public.
As part of the accreditation criteria, all Air Med flights are staffed with a certified flight paramedic and a certified flight RN.
CAAS and CAMTS were 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.
Acadian Ambulance is one of three services in Louisiana and Mississippi, one of 12 in Texas and one of 171 in the nation to have earned CAAS accreditation. Acadian Air Med is one of a very few air ambulance services in the nation to hold both CAAS and CAMTS accreditations. Our company has earned accreditation in almost every market we currently serve (even those where it is not required by ordinance or contract).