Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service of Michigan, Inc. achieves CAAS Accreditation
WARREN, Mich. — Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service of Michigan, Inc. in Warren, Michigan has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) for its compliance with national standards of excellence. Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service of Michigan, Inc. is now one of over 180 ambulance services in the country to successfully complete the voluntary review process which included completion of a comprehensive application and on-site review by national experts in emergency medical services (EMS). With this achievement, Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service of Michigan, Inc. becomes the 28th ambulance service to be accredited in the state of Michigan. Only the top 1% of ambulance companies in the nation carry this banner.
The Commission is a non-profit organization which was established to encourage and promote quality patient care in America's medical transportation system. The primary focus of the Commission's standards is 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. The Commission's standards often exceed state or local licensing requirements. The Commission is sponsored by the American Ambulance Association, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the National Association of EMS Physician, the National Association of State EMS Directors, the National Association of EMTs, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs, with liaison representation from The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
Mary Franco, Vice President said accreditation "represents our firm commitment to our patients, employees, healthcare partners and the community. Our organization viewed accreditation as another step toward excellence."
"Our strong team engagement has been key to our successful completion of the process. This distinctive honor gives the feeling of prestige and pride to work in an accredited ambulance service," said Ellen Fleming, Director of Corporate Accreditation. "Everyone at Superior played a valuable role in our ability to meet the Commission's high standards.
About Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service of Michigan, Inc.
Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service of Michigan, Inc. is a leading provider of emergency and non- emergent ambulance service, offering all levels of medical transportation (Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support, Critical Care Transport and Aeromedical Ambulance Transport). Superior Air-Ground Ambulance of Michigan, Inc. operates in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties, with locations in Warren (headquarters), Detroit, Allen Park, Southfield, and Waterford Township.
The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services was established to encourage and promote quality patient care in America’s medical transportation system. Based initially on the efforts of the American Ambulance Association, the independent Commission established a comprehensive series of standards for the ambulance service industry.
Accreditation signifies that your service has met the “gold standard” determined by the ambulance industry to be essential in a modern emergency medical services provider. These standards often exceed those established by state or local regulation. The CAAS standards are designed to help increase operational efficiency and decrease risk and liability across the entire spectrum of the organization.
The process includes a comprehensive self-assessment and an independent external review of the EMS organization. This independent process provides verification to your Board of Directors, city council, medical community and others that quality care is provided to the community.
All ambulance systems are eligible for the three-year accreditation including private, public, fire department and hospital-based.