BRIDGTON – United Ambulance Service of Bridgton became the second Maine licensed ground ambulance service to become nationally accredited.

United’s Bridgton Division obtained national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services.

The designation was awarded after United participated in a voluntary review process by nationally-recognized experts representing CAAS.

As part of the review process, United’s entire operation was evaluated and critiqued based upon national standards set forth by the reviewing agency.

Areas such as employee education, patient care, response times, community integration, policies/procedures and financial practices were extensively reviewed to ensure United was eligible for the highest designation in the industry, CAAS Accreditation.

In many instances the commission’s standards exceed state and local licensing requirements making designation increasingly difficult.

Currently only 120 ambulance services across the United States and Canada meet these standards.

United’s Bridgton Division is located on the Bridgton Hospital campus, located off South High Street in Bridgton.

United is jointly owned by Central Maine Medical Center and St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center of Lewiston.

Since 2001, United’s Bridgton Division has been the primary ambulance service for community members in Bridgton, Denmark and Sweden.

Additionally, mutual aid services are consistently provided to many towns within the lakes and western mountain regions.

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