Our Awards and Recognition
Because of the remarkable dedication of our employee-owners, Acadian and its subsidiaries have won the highest honors in our industry. Our growth, diversification, and commitment to excellence has garnered our company international acclaim and recognition by the American Ambulance Association, the U.S. Senate, Microsoft founder and author Bill Gates, Inc. magazine, and even the Smithsonian Institution.
- Acadian featured in The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Force Multiplier campaign. Acadian was recognized as one of the Foundation's best and brightest initiatives that have helped revolutionize the healthcare industry. RWJF is the nation's largest philanthrophy devoted solely to the public's health.
- Acadian honored by Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center. Acadian was recognized as a partner for aiding and benefiting Our Lady of Lourdes Ministries to the sick.
- Acadian wins Inc. Magazine's Hire Power Award. Inc. Magazine ranked Acadian number 18 on its inaugural list of Hire Power Awards. Acadian was also ranked number 1 in Louisiana companies and number 4 in the healthcare industry for their substantial job creation over the past few years.
- Acadian wins two AACE Awards. The Annual Award for SW Chapter ESOP Company of the Year and runner-up in the Video category.
- Medina County added to Acadian Ambulance service area. Acadian Ambulance Service was unanimously selected by the county board to provide EMS service in Medina County, Texas.
- People's Choice Award for Best Ambulance Service. Acadian Ambulance won the People's Choice Award for Best Ambulance Service in The Hardin County News, a paper in Lumberton, Texas. Readers vote on their favorite local businesses in this annual readership poll.
- Acadian Medics honored at Stars of Life Celebration in Washington, D.C. The annual Stars of Life Celebration honors medics from around the U.S. for their heroic actions and dedication to the communities they serve. Paramedic of the Year Garrett LeBoeuf and EMT of the Year Demetrius Terrick attended and also met with congressional staffers to discuss legislation important to the emergency medical services community.
- Live Oak County added to Acadian Ambulance service area. Acadian Ambulance Service was awarded a contract to provide 911 service in Live Oak County, Texas.
- Bexar County contract extended. The University Health System unanimously extended Acadian’s Bexar County 911 for two years. UHS oversees EMS services for the unincorporated areas of the 800-square-mile county.
- North Texas operations honored by Sandy Lake Rehab for excellent service. The facility, located in Coppell, noted Acadian’s willingness to participate in events, offer in-service training for employees, and provide a dedicated wheelchair van branded with the facility’s logo.
- Acadian Ambulance Service honored with EGSR Seven Seals Award. Acadian Ambulance Service received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s Seven Seals Award, which recognizes individuals, employers or organizations that have demonstrated leadership and initiative in their support of the men and women who serve our nation in the National Guard and Reserve. The Seven Seals award is the second-highest given by the state ESGR committee.
- Private-Sector Leadership Award bestowed upon Acadian Ambulance Service. The company’s use of the fuel-efficient Sprinter ambulance earned the award in a "Going Green" competition sponsored by the San Antonio Business Journal.
- Acadian employees Lacie Huter and Maisha Drexler win the 2011 National Employee Ownership Poster Award. The ladies received the national award from Michael Keeling during Acadian’s annual ESOP Meeting in May and their winning design was distributed nationwide to ESOP companies as the representative ESOP month poster for 2011.
- Five Acadian Ambulance management staff members receive the prestigious Patriot Award. Colonel Roy "Ike" Nomey of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve presented Patriot Awards and pinned Operations Managers Orlando Rolon and Joe Szush, Operations Supervisors Beau Andrepont and Justin Cox, and Coding and Department Center Manager Natalie Roberts. The award recognizes their extraordinary support of the National Guard and Reserves. All were nominated by their employees who are currently activated with the 256th Infantry Brigade.
- Acadiana Economic Development Council honors Acadian. Bestowed annually by the Acadiana Economic Development Council, the award recognizes a company that exemplifies entrepreneurship, innovation, great corporate culture and a strong regional spirit. The award itself is an original piece of art created by renowned local artist Kelly Guidry and was presented to Acadian Companies’ chairman and CEO Richard Zuschlag by Gregg Gothreaux on behalf of LEDA.
- Former U.S. President George W. Bush delivers keynote address at Annual Paramedic Luncheon. President Bush reflected on the importance of freedom and values when he spoke to more than 2,200 people at Acadian Ambulance Service's annual Paramedic Luncheon. Noting that Acadian is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the president called the company a "testament to the entrepreneurial spirit of America."
- Acadian Medics honored in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the American Ambulance Association, the 65th annual Stars of Life Celebration honors medics from around the U.S. for their heroic actions and dedication to the communities they serve. Paramedic of the Year Steven Simon and EMT of the Year Todd Weir attended to represent Acadian.
- Acadian Monitoring Services wins runner-up for the CSAA Central Station of the Year. The Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) Central Station Excellence Awards recognize any UL-listed central station (CSAA members and non-members) and outstanding personnel who perform in the highest professional manner, thereby making a significant contribution to the betterment of the alarm industry and the alarm profession while demonstrating exceptional service to their customers and community.
- Acadian honored for environmental leadership. Acadian Ambulance Service received the Private Sector Leadership award in the San Antonio Business Journal’s "Going Green" competition for its use of the environmentally-friendly Sprinter ambulances.
- Acadian wins two AACE Awards. The Annual Award for Communications Excellence (AACE) was awarded to Acadian in the category of Special Events and Promotions for last year's annual ESOP meeting themed Wednesday Night Live. In addition, we were a runner-up in the category of Total Communications.
- Acadian receives Top Workplace awards. The company’s Austin and Bexar County operations were honored as Top Workplaces in competitions sponsored by the Austin American Statesman and the San Antonio Express-News.
- Acadian makes the Inc. 5000 List. Inc. magazine ranked Acadian Ambulance Service as one of 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the nation, marking the third consecutive year the company has been included in the exclusive list.
- Bexar County added to service area. Following a highly-competitive bid process, Acadian Ambulance Service was selected as the contracted 911 ambulance provider for the unincorporated areas of Bexar County, Texas.
- ESOP Association honors Acadian. For the third consecutive year, Acadian Ambulance was honored with Best Communications for services and accomplishments with emphasis on how ownership enhances their quality of service, and for the second time was awarded Most Effective ESOP Committee.
- Acadian honored by Austin Chamber of Commerce. Acadian was named as a finalist to receive top honors in the category of customer service at the 2008 Austin Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Gala.
- Louisiana Department of Education honors Acadian Ambulance. Acadian Ambulance Service received the first annual 2008 Outstanding Secondary Business Champion Award from the Louisiana Department of Education and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System.
- Acadian Medics honored in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the American Ambulance Association, the 65th annual Stars of Life Celebration honors medics from around the U.S. for their heroic actions and dedication to the communities they serve. Paramedic of the Year Glenn Naquin and EMT of the Year John Trahan also visited their congressmen to discuss health care issues.
- Bob Woodruff of ABC News keynote speaker at Annual Acadian Paramedic Luncheon. Bob Woodruff, recognized as one the world’s leading broadcast journalists, gave a dramatic eyewitness account of activity in Iraq to a New Orleans audience of more than 1400. Woodruff was guest speaker at the Acadian Ambulance Service Paramedic Luncheon, held for the first time in the Crescent City.
- United Way of Acadiana recognizes Acadian Ambulance. Acadian Ambulance received United Way’s Torian Award for going above and beyond the call to give.