The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) exists to encourage and promote the highest standards for quality patient care in America’s medical transportation system by establishing a comprehensive series of standards for the ambulance service industry.
Accreditation signifies that Eagle County Paramedic Services has met the "gold standard" as determined by the ambulance industry to be essential in a modern emergency medical services provider. These standards exceed those established by state or local regulation.
The process includes a comprehensive self-assessment and an independent outside review of the District. This independent process provides verification to our Board of Directors, city council, medical community and others that quality care is provided to the community.
Accreditation is important as it assures patients and the community that the District has met the Commission's high standard for quality patient care and that the District stands ready to care for their families if needed. Our medical community can be confident that the District is providing quality patient care in accordance with nationally-accepted standards.
More information is available on the CAAS web site at www.caas.org.