MedSource Travelers Awarded Re-Certification from The Joint Commission

Clearwater, Florida (January 20, 2011) – MedSource Travelers has successfully passed its bi-annual unannounced review and has retained the privilege of displaying the Gold Seal of Approval™ for health care staffing services certification from The Joint Commission. MedSource Travelers underwent an on-site review and reevaluation 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 MedSource Travelers can look to Joint Commission certification as an assurance that MedSource Travelers 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. “The Joint Commission Certification recognizes MedSource Travelers’ dedication to providing Nurses, Technologists, Therapists, and Advanced Practice Professionals that are qualified to provide safe, high-quality care to patients,” says Betsy Hoaglin, Quality & Compliance Manager; “We’re proud to display The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ as it speaks to our dedication to the healthcare industry.”

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 www.jointcommission.org.