LARGO, Fla. (June 25, 2019) – Sunstar Paramedics, the 911 service provider for Pinellas County residents, has been renewed as an accredited medical transport system by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). The accreditation recognizes Sunstar Paramedics as a high-quality critical care transport service.
To become an accredited, emergency medical services (EMS) programs undergo extensive evaluation over the course of at least four months. The process considers a range of criteria, from safety procedures and equipment management, to employee wellness policies and public education programs.
“Through the accreditation process, our peers have found that our processes for patient care and safety are among the top in the nation,” said John Peterson, chief operating officer for Sunstar Paramedics. “In turn, our community benefits from this level of care.”
The accreditation is voluntary for the EMS industry, and it lasts three years. Sunstar Paramedics has been continuously accredited with CAMTS since 2005.
In addition to CAMTS, Sunstar Paramedics is an accredited ambulance service by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) and an Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE) by the National/International Academies of Emergency Dispatch.
Sunstar Paramedics is one of only seven organizations in Florida and 158 in the nation that are accredited with CAMTS. Sunstar Paramedics is only one of three EMS providers in the U.S. to be accredited in all three programs.
About Sunstar Paramedics:
Sunstar is the 911 ambulance transport service for all Pinellas County residents, employing 725 local residents, and responding to around 520 calls a day. Highly awarded and accredited, Sunstar utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and software, and (along with parent company PatientCare) is an innovator of the industry’s best practices. Sunstar’s team is heavily involved in Pinellas communities, focusing largely on safety programs for the public and for schools. Sunstar is also a prior recipient of the Florida Governor’s Sterling Award, the state’s most prestigious award recognizing “role models for organizational performance excellence.” More info at SunstarEMS.com.