Supplemental Health Care Earns Recertification from Joint Commission

"Gold Seal" Certificate Confirms Company's Dedication to Patient Care Quality

Park City, Utah – March 6, 2014 – Supplemental Health Care, a leading, innovative national provider of healthcare staffing solutions, today reported it has been recertified for the Gold Seal of Approval™ by the Joint Commission for healthcare staffing services.  This prestigious industry award is an independent, objective confirmation of the company’s commitment to the highest level of healthcare staffing service. 

The Joint Commission’s recertification encompasses the entire Supplemental Health Care organization, including its national divisions and local offices across the country.  A significant achievement, the Gold Seal imparts confidence to healthcare organizations and the communities they serve that Supplemental Health Care’s professionals are well trained and equipped to provide high quality patient care.  

“Since our inception 30 years ago, our passion has been to provide accomplished clinicians for healthcare organizations throughout the nation,” said Janet Elkin, President and CEO of Supplemental Health Care.  “Receiving the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval once again substantiates our commitment to excellence and reaffirms that our standards tie back to providing healthcare professionals who deliver high-quality patient-centered care.”   

The Joint Commission’s Health Care Staffing Services Certification program was established in 2004 to evaluate the competency of a staffing company’s services for its facility partners.  Supplemental Health Care first received the Gold Seal Award in 2011.     

Firms certified by the Joint Commission undergo unannounced reviews every other year.  Four key standards are measured: leadership, human resources management, performance measurement and improvement, and information management.  These reviews focus on a company’s overall ability to provide competent staffing services, including performance, placement criteria, compliance and credentialing processes, continuing education and training, and other areas. 

 “The healthcare industry is in a challenging time with implementation of the Affordable Care Act, an aging workforce and looming shortages of physicians and other healthcare specialists,” said Elkin.  “Maintaining a high standard of care in healthcare facilities is increasingly more demanding as patient loads increase and the workforce changes.”  

“Our mission remains steadfast as an expert resource, partnering with healthcare organizations to provide solutions to the most difficult staffing challenges in a cost-effective, creative manner.  Recertification underscores Supplemental Health Care’s ability to help medical organizations prepare for tomorrow while filling today’s healthcare needs.”   

Supplemental Health Care, a premiere national healthcare staffing company, provides its clients better access to physicians, physician assistants, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and other clinical and non-clinical positions.  Through its portfolio of business solutions such Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Managed Service Provider, and Contingent Staffing, among others, the company develops custom workforce strategies that support a variety of medical organizations including hospitals, outpatient and rehab facilities, adult day centers, government facilities, schools and home health.  

About Supplemental Health Care:

Since its inception in 1984, Supplemental Health Care has served as a comprehensive workforce solutions provider that delivers customized strategies to address staffing challenges faced by healthcare organizations nationwide. Leveraging a selection of  business solutions such as Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Managed Services, PRN Pool Management and Contingent Staffing, Supplemental Health Care utilizes its deep staffing expertise to deliver wide ranging and creative workforce strategies that afford organizations better access to skilled clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals.

Headquartered in Park City, Utah, Supplemental Health Care’s maintains an extensive local office network of more than 58 offices in major U.S. markets and four fully-integrated national divisions: Travel Nursing, Travel Therapy, Supplemental Physicians and Advanced Practice.  Visit www.SupplementalHealthCare.com to learn more.

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