Paramedics Plus Alameda gets CAAS accreditation

May 16, 2013

Paramedics Plus in San Leandro has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services for its compliance with national standards of excellence.

Paramedics Plus has recently been successful in completing the voluntary review process, which includes completion of a comprehensive application and on-site review by national experts in emergency medical services (EMS). With this achievement, Paramedics Plus becomes only the sixteenth ambulance service to be accredited in the state of California.

Dale Feldhauser, Chief Operating Officer for Paramedics Plus, said: “This accreditation represents our firm commitment to our patients and the Alameda County communities. We continuously strive to do our best and I view this accreditation as another step towards excellence.”

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. Paramedics Plus, the 911 service provider for Alameda County since November 2011, has reached these 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. “

Our staff has been key to our successful completion of the process. I think it gives the feeling of prestige and pride to work in an accredited ambulance service,” states Dale Feldhauser. “Everyone here played a valuable role in our ability to meet the Commission’s high standards. We have achieved accreditation but I believe it can only be a stimulus for continuous improvement.”