Lifeguard Ambulance Service - Bay County is excited to announce that it was officially notified that its Bay County operation is now accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services. Out of nearly 300 advanced life support EMS and fire rescue agencies in the state of Florida, only nine hold this prestigious accreditation.
The Commission is a non-profit organization, which was established to encourage and promote quality patient care in America's medical
transportation system. 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.
Lifeguard considers it an honor and a privilege to serve the citizens and visitors of Bay County.
"The accreditation process looks into the interworking parts of the EMS engine and ensures every moving part is of the highest quality," said Lifeguard's Regional Executive, Jason Kimbrell. "The accreditation process challenges agencies to implement and execute processes that guarantee the highest level of overall quality."
State Representative Doug Broxson added, "Lifeguard has a proven track record of excellence in patient care and this accreditation is further proof of that."
Lifeguard currently provides ambulance services in four Florida counties (Santa Rosa 911, Columbia County 911, Escambia and Bay County), as well as three other southeastern states: Alabama, Tennessee, and Texas.