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Paramedics Plus Earns Recertification from top Industry Accreditation

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (Sept. 20, 2016) – Paramedics Plus, the 9-1-1 ambulance transport service for Alameda County, has received its certificate of re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS). The accreditation recognizes that Paramedics Plus meets or exceeds nationally-accepted standards for its patient care.

CAAS is an independent commission that promotes excellence in patient care in the ambulance service industry through a comprehensive set of criteria. These standards, referred to as the “gold standard,” often exceed state or local regulations and are designed to increase operational efficiency and clinical quality. 

Paramedics Plus is one of only 24 agencies that maintains CAAS accreditation in California, which has 715 public and private ambulance services.

“We’re honored to be among the elite group of providers in California that holds this certification,” said Dale Feldhauser, chief operating officer for Paramedics Plus. “We work diligently to maintain these high standards and provide Alameda County with the best possible patient care.”

Emergency service providers must apply for the CAAS accreditation every three years to maintain the high quality standards. This re-accreditation process consists of a comprehensive self-assessment and on-site evaluation with industry experts who check for compliance in a variety of factors, including clinical standards, operations and risk management, communications, community relations and disaster coordination.

About Paramedics Plus: Alameda County
Paramedics Plus is the 911 ambulance transport service for Alameda County, California. The organization employs more than 450 local residents and responds to approximately 146,000 calls per year. Highly accredited, Paramedics Plus utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and software, and is an innovator in industry’s best practices. More information is available at www.paramedicsplus.com.

About CAAS
CAAS is a nonprofit organization that accredits Ambulance Services in North America. CAAS has created standards for the operation of ambulance services, for both the public and private sector. These ambulance operating standards are highly regarded, and many states have adopted them for purposes of inspection and certification. The CAAS Standards are considered to be the Gold Standards in North America. More information at www.caas.org.