Oct. 20, 2011 – CompHealth's advanced practice and laboratory staffing division received official recognition from The Joint Commission for achieving Health Care Staffing Services (HCSS) Certification. The Commission confirmed certification after conducting a comprehensive evaluation of the division's ability to provide qualified and competent staffing services. The achievement further attests to CompHealth's customers, staff and other stakeholders that it is meeting the healthcare quality and safety standards it is committed to.
"The Joint Commission certification process is a large undertaking and time commitment that we dedicated ourselves to almost two years ago," explains Tyler Black, vice president of advance practice and laboratory staffing for Salt Lake City-based CompHealth, a CHG Healthcare Services company. "We finished the survey with 100 percent compliance on all of The Joint Commission standards, and we had nothing but positive feedback from the surveyor."
The Joint Commission reviewed the division's ability to provide competent staffing services and evaluated its performance, continuing education and training, and placement criteria. Other evaluation standards pertained to leadership, human resources management, performance measurement and improvement and information management. The division was also required to adopt a set of standardized performance measures that it will be evaluated on during future recertification reviews.
CompHealth's advanced practice and laboratory staffing division will be included in The Joint Commissions directory of certified organizations, accessible from The Joint Commission's website: www.jointcommission.org. It is the second division within CompHealth to receive The Joint Commission Certification. CompHealth's rehab and respiratory therapy staffing division in Grand Rapids, MI previously received certification as well.
"Joint Commission certification will further enhance our staff recruitment and development efforts, especially considering the growth we are seeing in both advanced practice and travel laboratory utilization," explains Mr. Black. "It not only demonstrates CompHealth's high service standards, but also positions us as a leader in the healthcare staffing market."
Founded in 1979, CompHealth is the nation's leading provider of temporary and permanent physician staffing, as well as a leading provider of temporary and permanent allied health staffing. CompHealth prides itself on having the best people to help provide the best healthcare and is also a proud member of the CHG Healthcare Services family of companies, currently ranked No. 27 on FORTUNE magazine's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For." Additionally, Modern Healthcare magazine currently ranks CompHealth in the top five on its Best Companies to Work For list. To learn more about this award-winning company and its service offerings, visit www.comphealth.com, follow us on Twitter: @comphealth, or "like us" on Facebook.
About CHG Healthcare Services
Founded in 1979, CHG Healthcare Services is one of the nation's oldest and largest healthcare staffing firms. The company provides a comprehensive service offering that includes temporary and permanent placement of physicians, allied health professionals and nurses to hospitals and healthcare organizations in all 50 states through such trusted brands as CompHealth, Weatherby Healthcare, RN Network, and Foundation Medical Staffing. CHG is currently ranked No. 27 on FORTUNE magazine's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For." For more information, visit www.chghealthcare.com To learn more about our unique culture, visit www.chgpulse.com. follow us on Twitter: @CHGHealthcare, or "like us" on Facebook.
About The Joint Commission
The Joint Commission was founded in 1951 is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. The independent, not-for-profit organization accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. To earn and maintain The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™, an organization must undergo an on-site survey by a Joint Commission survey team at least every three years. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards.