October 14, 2014—Centre LifeLink EMS has been re-accredited for the 5th consecutive three year term (since 1999) by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) for its compliance with national standards of excellence. With this achievement, Centre LifeLink is only one of six accredited ambulance services in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and in the top 1% of services in the Country.
CAAS is a non-profit organization which was established to encourage and promote quality patient care in America’s medical transportation systems. The primary focus of the Commission’s standards is high-quality patient care. This is accomplished by establishing 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.
Scott Rawson, Executive Director of Centre LifeLink, said accreditation “represents our firm commitment to our patients and community. We continuously strive to do our best and our consistent accreditation status is another step toward excellence.”
“Our staff has been key to our successful completion of the accreditation process,” said Rawson. “Everyone here plays a valuable role in our ability to continuously meet the Commission’s gold standards.”