May 26, 2017 – Englewood Hospital and Medical Center has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS), for the second consecutive period, based on compliance with national standards of excellence. Earning this distinction makes the hospital’s ambulance service the only one in Bergen County, and one of only 182 in the country, to do so. This certification comes after a voluntary comprehensive application process which included an on-site review by national experts in emergency medical services.
“We are very proud to have achieved this accreditation for the second consecutive time – it is truly a team effort,” said Denise Arzoomanian, Assistant Director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. “This recognition reflects our support and commitment to both our patients and the community. I applaud our team for their unwavering efforts to saving lives and keeping patients at ease during an emergency situation.”
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.