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MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service Receives Prestigious Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems

May 12, 2017

 

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MetroAtlanta Ambulance was recently awarded full accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems joining a distinguished group of less than 255 accredited providers in the world to be awarded accreditation.  MetroAtlanta Ambulance is the first provider in the nation to receive accreditation in the Ground ALS category.

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems is an independent non-profit agency which audits and accredits medical transport services, both private and public, that provide rotor wing, fixed wing, surface, ground ambulance and medical escort services.

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems first enacted its Accreditation Standards in 1991 and the Standards are the core element to the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems program, which declares the highest priorities for medical transport service companies are patient care and safety of the transport environment.

The accreditation process included an offsite survey of company policies, procedures and medical protocols and an on-site survey and a comprehensive review of the company’s operations. The company was evaluated on patient care, safety standards, quality improvement activities, initial and continuing education, equipment, staffing, communications, fleet maintenancMAAS 1e and administration.

MetroAtlanta Ambulance President and Chief Executive Pete Quinones stated, “I am proud of our management and staff members and honored our company has received this prestigious accreditation.  It signifies compliance with the medical transportation industry’s high quality standards and is a testament to our staff’s dedication to the safety and quality of services we provide for our employees and to our customers”.

About MetroAtlanta Ambulance
MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service is a private organization that provides 9-1-1 ambulance response and transport, basic life support, advanced life support and specialty care inter-facility transport services, including critical care, bariatric care, IBPA and ECMO care transport services throughout the greater metro-Atlanta area and northwest Georgia. MetroAtlanta Ambulance is the official stadium medical services provider for Atlanta Braves baseball at SunTrust Park and Kennesaw State University Athletics at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. MetroAtlanta Ambulance operates the MetroAtlanta EMS Academy, a CoAEMSP accredited consortium with Kennesaw State University WellStar School of Nursing, to provide EMT, EMTA and Paramedic training courses. For more information go to: www.maas911.com

 

About Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems)
Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems is a non-profit peer review organization dedicated to improving the quality of patient care and safety of the transport environment for services providing rotor wing, fixed wing and ground transport services. To receive accreditation, a medical transport service must be in substantial compliance with the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems accreditation standards and demonstrate a high level of overall quality in service.   For more details on the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems accreditation process go to www.camts.org

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