CELEBRATING 45 YEARS OF SERVICE
This year marks 45 years that Care Ambulance Service has provided emergency and non-emergency ambulance service to the citizens of Orange, Los Angeles, and Riverside Counties.
Founded in 1969 by Carl Richardson, Care has grown from a small, one ambulance community based service, to the largest provider of quality ambulance services in Orange, Los Angeles County, and Riverside Counties.
The company, now owned by Falck Denmark, the largest privately held ambulance service in the world, has continued to grow with the basic values of excellent patient care and customer service remaining at the forefront. With over 1000 employees and a fleet of 200 ambulances and support vehicles, Care Ambulance is the provider of choice for many cities, hospitals, and healthcare plans throughout the Southland.
At Care Ambulance Service we consider ourselves to be your partner in providing solutions to all your ambulance transport needs. For more information about Care Ambulance or the services we provide, please contact Bob Barry, Director of Business Development at 714-288-3809.
COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION OF
In February 1993, Care Ambulance applied for and was the first ambulance service in California, as well as one of the first in the nation, to receive national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services. This accreditation for meeting the "Gold Standard of Excellence" was awarded after an exhaustive application process and on-site review by nationally recognized experts in emergency medical services.
The accreditation process looks at virtually every aspect of ambulance service operations.
From operational standards to training and treatment protocols, every area is measured
against the best practices in the industry. To ensure that a provider stays up to
date with advances in technology and service standards, the accreditation process
must be renewed every three years.
Care Ambulance Service has successfully undergone the renewal process (7) seven times,
and received it's latest accreditation in 2013.
The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) is recognized by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). For more information about CAAS and what it does to improve ambulance service in your community, you can visit their web site by clicking on the link above.
COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE
Care Ambulance is dedicated to continuously improve our organization and services and has established a goal to obtain national Baldrige Performance Excellence recognition.
In December 2011, Care Ambulance Service applied for and was the first ambulance service in California to receive the CAPE - California Awards for Performance Excellence - Prospector Award from the California Council on Excellence .
The California Awards for Performance Excellence (CAPE) Program exists to help California organizations in all sectors continuously improve through a Baldrige based performance excellence program. The CAPE program allows organizations to apply for state-level awards and to receive feedback about their current performance and their opportunities for improvement using the nationally recognized criteria.
The CAPE Award program is a designated prerequisite program for California based organizations to be able to apply and participate in the national Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. It is not just the award that we are after, but we know that going through the process will cause us to establish and adhere to the types of practices that will allow us to continue to improve and enhance our organization and more importantly, the services we provide to our customers.
"Caring For People Since 1969".