SOURCE: Health Carousel

Health Carousel

September 04, 2014 12:11 ET

Health Carousel Committed to Excellence With Joint Commission Recertification

Commitment Results in Rapid Growth as Company Doubles Staff at Client Facilities During the Past Year

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwired - Sep 4, 2014) - Health Carousel, a workforce solutions company serving healthcare organizations, today announced that the Joint Commission has awarded the company with the recertification of its Gold Seal Of Approval™ for healthcare staffing services. The Gold Seal demonstrates the company's commitment to excellence in healthcare staffing and a higher standard of service. This commitment has helped Health Carousel continue to grow, more than doubling the number of employees on assignment at client facilities in the past 12 months. Health Carousel and its network members support healthcare providers across the country with nursing, physical rehab and laboratory health professionals for short-term and long-term contract employment and permanent placement. Companies that receive the Gold Seal demonstrate that they fully comply with the Joint Commission's national set of consensus-based quality standards.

The certification program is an independent, comprehensive evaluation of a staffing firm's ability to provide competent staffing services. Certified health care staffing companies are required to adopt standardized performance measures and must collect monthly data for each of the measures. The standards focus on using information to improve performance and validate staffing services. The Joint Commission recently visited Health Carousel for an unannounced on-site review to measure the company's compliance with existing organization and quality management standards. Health Carousel recertified without any deficiencies.

"The Joint Commission certification is one more way that we show our employees and our customers that we are committed to providing the highest quality of service," stated Bill DeVille, CEO and founder of Health Carousel. "Since 2004, we have worked hard to build a reputation of excellence, and our year-over-year growth is evidence that our provider partners recognize our efforts and continue to turn to us for their staffing and workforce development needs. The Gold Seal is an important symbol of the type of services we offer, and is a true compliment to our team."

Health Carousel and its brand divisions, Tailored Healthcare Staffing and PassportUSA, provide qualified domestic and international healthcare professionals to help hospitals, long-term care and rehab facilities, outpatient facilities and home health agencies meet rising patient care needs and fill vacancies in staffing. These needs are driven by regional worker shortages, census fluctuations and seasonal demand surges, as well as for project work such as electronic medical record system implementations and new nursing unit openings. Health Carousel's custom staffing solutions, which include travel staffing, international contract-to-hire and direct placement, help clients achieve the Triple Aim.

"Health care organizations that contract with Health Carousel can look to Joint Commission certification as an assurance that Health Carousel 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.

About Health Carousel
Health Carousel is a leading provider of workforce solutions for some of America's leading healthcare organizations. The company provides staffing in all 50 states at hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, government facilities, and long-term care facilities and within home health organizations. Health Carousel operates two branded divisions to meet the short-term and long-term recruiting and staffing needs of its clients. Tailored Healthcare Staffing's travel staffing services address the short-term and seasonal staffing needs of client healthcare organizations. PassportUSA's turnkey international contract-to-hire staffing service helps healthcare organizations to hire and retain healthcare professionals for the long-term by recruiting foreign-educated healthcare professionals. Both divisions recruit and employ registered nurses and allied health professionals.

Health Carousel's is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio with an affiliate office in Manila, Philippines. For more information, visit www.healthcarousel.com.

About The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public. Their mission is carried out through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations.

The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 8,000 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,800 other health care organizations that provide long-term care, assisted living, behavioral healthcare, laboratory, and ambulatory care services.

The Joint Commission also accredits health plans, integrated delivery networks, and other managed care entities. In addition, the Joint Commission provides certification of disease-specific care programs, primary stroke centers, and healthcare staffing services. Operated independently and not-for-profit, the Joint Commission is both the oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting organization in healthcare. Learn more about the Joint Commission at http://www.jointcommission.org.

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