Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) November 16, 2011
Valley Healthcare Systems has achieved the Gold Seal of Approval™ for health care staffing services certification from The Joint Commission.
Valley Healthcare Systems underwent an on-site review of its compliance with national standards that assess how staffing firms determine the qualifications and competency of their staff, how they place their staff, and how they monitor staff’s performance.
“Health care organizations that contract with Valley Healthcare Systems can look to Joint Commission certification as an assurance that Valley Healthcare Systems demonstrates a commitment to providing and continuously improving quality services,” says Michele Sacco, M.S., executive director, Health Care Staffing Services Certification, The Joint Commission.
The Joint Commission’s certification program, launched in October 2004, offers an independent, comprehensive evaluation of a staffing firm's abilities to provide competent staffing services.
“Certification recognizes Valley Healthcare Systems’ dedication to providing travel nurses, advance practice clinicians (physicians – locum tenens, nurse practitioners, and certified registered nurse anesthetists), and allied clinicians that are qualified to provide safe, high-quality care to patients,” says Steven Swan. “We’re proud to receive The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™.”
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. The Joint Commission also provides certification of more than 1,700 disease-specific care programs, primary stroke centers, and health care staffing services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at http://www.jointcommission.org.
Founded in 2001, Valley Healthcare Systems provides quality health care clinicians to acute care and correctional health settings. Headquartered in Sacramento, CA and offering services nationwide, Valley is particularly adept at understanding the impact that staffing shortages can have on the hospitals, departments, or practices they serve – and that continuity of quality care is the best way to ensure a healthy America. This commitment is reflected in our partnership with the Joint Commission to certify our standards of practice. Learn more about Valley Healthcare Systems at http://www.vhcsystems.com.