Marietta Daily Journal
MetroAtlanta Ambulance was recently awarded full accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems at the April 4 meeting of the Board of Directors.
The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems is an independent nonprofit 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.
MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service joins a distinguished group of fewer than 255 accredited providers in the world to be awarded accreditation and is the first provider to receive accreditation in the Ground ALS category.
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 maintenance and administration.
“I am proud of our management and staff members and honored our company has received this prestigious accreditation,” said MetroAtlanta Ambulance president and CEO Pete Quinones. “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.”
MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service is a private organization that provides 911 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. It 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 KSU’s WellStar School of Nursing, to provide EMT, EMTA and paramedic training courses.