Acadian Ambulance Service’s Texas operations have been granted full three-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS). Acadian’s Texas operations were first accredited in 2010, while their Louisiana operations were first accredited in 1995.
CAAS is a non-profit organization which was established to encourage and promote high-quality patient care in America’s medical transportation system. This is accomplished by establishing national standards which not only address the delivery of patient care, but also the ambulance service’s total operation and its relationships with other agencies, the general public, and the medical community. Accreditation signifies that ambulance services have met the “gold standard” determined by the ambulance industry to be essential in a modern emergency medical services provider.
Acadian Ambulance President Jerry Romero said accreditation is important not only in assuring the highest standards of out-of-hospital emergency medical care for communities presently served by the company, but is also vital to company growth. “We are implementing an expansion program designed to enhance the value of company stock acquired by our employee-owners,” he said. “To expand into new markets, we must be prepared to show that our quality of service is unsurpassed.”
For accreditation, Acadian voluntarily underwent an intensive process that included comprehensive documentation and on-site review by national experts in emergency medical services.
“Our people spent long hours documenting that our level of service meets the CAAS Gold Standard,” Romero said. “We are grateful for their hard work, but even more so for the commitment to excellence they all share. It is a key element in maintaining the level of service necessary for accreditation.”
One of only seven ambulance companies in Texas to hold this sought after accreditation, Acadian began operating in the state in 2006. They now serve 32 counties in Texas.
Acadian Ambulance is committed to their patients and their communities. They are an emergency and non-emergency medical transportation provider to Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Since 1971, Acadian has provided the highest level of emergency medical care and transportation possible. In the past decade, the company has expanded to include a diverse suite of services in health, safety, and transportation. Acadian’s six divisions are Acadian Ambulance Service, Acadian Monitoring Services, Air Med, Executive Aircraft Charter Service, National EMS Academy and Safety Management Systems.