Gold Cross EMS is proud to be the first and only Ambulance Provider in the CSRA to obtain Accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS). Out of over 260 Ambulance Providers in the state of Georgia, Gold Cross is only the 7th to become Accredited.
What is CAAS
The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services was established to encourage and promote quality patient care in Americas medical transportation system. Based initially on the efforts of the American Ambulance Association, the independent Commission established a comprehensive series of standards for the ambulance service industry.
Accreditation signifies that your service has met the gold standard determined by the ambulance industry to be essential in a modern emergency medical services provider. These standards often exceed those established by state or local regulation. The CAAS standards are designed to help increase operational efficiency and decrease risk and liability across the entire spectrum of the organization.
The process includes a comprehensive self-assessment and an independent external review of the EMS organization. This independent process provides verification to your Board of Directors, city council, medical community and others that quality care is provided to the community.
All ambulance systems are eligible for the three-year accreditation including private, public, fire department and hospital-based.
The map below shows the locations of the other 6 providers that have CAAS Accreditation. Gold Cross is proud to be the only CAAS provider located east of Covington and Macon.