Acadian Ambulance Service of Texas has earned full reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS), one of eight companies in Texas to have earned the designation.

The rigorous review for the three-year CAAS accreditation includes a comprehensive self-assessment and a multi-day on-site visit by industry experts. Acadian received a perfect score, meaning no deficiencies were found in the Texas operations, which cover 37 counties and the Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio metro areas.

“Earning accreditation is one of the highest honors an ambulance service can receive,” said Jerry Romero, president of Acadian Ambulance Service. “To earn it with a perfect score shows our team members’ commitment to providing the best possible patient care and customer service.”

This is the second reaccreditation and perfect score for Acadian in a year. In 2015, the company’s Louisiana and Mississippi operations were reviewed, and no deficiencies were found.

CAAS was established to encourage and promote quality patient care in America’s medical transportation system. Accreditation signifies that an agency has met the “gold standard” as determined by the ambulance industry; these standards often exceed state or local regulations.

Founded in 1971, Acadian provides emergency and non-emergency medical transportation to Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. The company is owned by its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan.