Sedgwick County achieves Reaccreditation for High Quality Services
(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – Sedgwick County EMS (SCEMS) recently received notice of its reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) for its compliance with national standards of excellence. SCEMS has been accredited through this agency since 2010.
Currently, SCEMS is one of two agencies in Kansas to earn the accreditation; there are fewer than 200 CAAS-accredited agencies in the United States.
“This really is a badge of honor and distinction for our agency,” said EMS Deputy Director of Operations Paul Misasi. “Not only does this accreditation provide external validation to the work systems we maintain, but it gives us an opportunity to learn where and how to refine what we do.”
The review process includes a comprehensive application and on-site review by national experts in emergency medical services. The accreditation is valid for three years.
CAAS is a non-profit organization established to encourage and promote quality patient care in America’s medical transportation system. The primary focus is a standard of high-quality patient care. 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. CAAS standards often exceed state or local licensing requirements.