AMR Earns Prestigious CAAS Accreditation in Missouri


An independent review validates that AMR Independence adheres to the highest standards in the industry.
American Medical Response (AMR) Independence is proud to announce its accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS). CAAS accreditation shows dedication and commitment to quality and affirms that organizations are upholding the highest standards in areas such as patient care, quality improvement, financial management and public relations.

“We are incredibly proud to once again be awarded this three-year designation,” said Paul Lininger, operations manager for AMR Independence. “The AMR Independence team has shown great diligence and care to the residents and visitors we serve.”

CAAS accreditation is designed to help EMS agencies increase organizational performance and efficiency, increase clinical quality and decrease risk and liability. Accreditation provides a template for making comprehensive organizational changes that improve the overall performance of the organization.

“Our accreditation through CAAS represents the commitment and dedication of our first responders to clinical excellence, efficient service and safety,” said Jason Jenkins, regional director for AMR. “This independent review validates that we are adhering to the highest standards in the industry.”

AMR provides 911 service to the communities of Independence and Sugar Creek in Jackson County, as well as the Southern Platte County Ambulance District in Platte County. AMR Independence has been CAAS accredited since 2005, running a tiered advanced life support (ALS) and basic life support (BLS) system. AMR Independence also deploys Quick Response Vehicles (QRV) to provide ALS intercept on lower acuity calls as well as to provide additional ALS resources on high acuity and multi-patient scenes.
AMR Earns Prestigious CAAS Accreditation in Missouri