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EMSA Receives National Accrediation

EMSA receives perfect score from Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services


 
 

Tulsa World | | Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Oklahoma's EMSA emergency service has become one of only 159 ambulance services in the nation to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services. The accreditation places EMSA, which provides service to Tulsa and 15 other communities, among the top 1 percent of ambulance services in the country.

EMSA's perfect score in the grueling accreditation process is further evidence of its exceptionally high-quality service. Most first-time applicants do not earn a perfect score. "For our patients and their loved ones, family and friends, this is validation that they are getting the best possible emergency health care in the most efficient and affordable way," said Stephen Williamson, EMSA chief executive officer.

Only one other ambulance service in the state - the Cherokee National emergency medical services department - has received CAAS accreditation. EMSA's application was more than 3,000 pages long and included five policy and procedure manuals.

The application process took about a year and involved documentation on more than 100 measures, such as financial management, budgeting and strategic planning, credentialing and training, clinical standards and safety. The accreditation is good for three years. EMSA also recently won national and international recognition for the high cardiac survival rates in its service areas.

The 1.1 million Oklahomans served by EMSA can rest a little easier knowing that if an emergency occurs, they will be served by one of the top providers in the entire country and maybe even the world.



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