Pacifica Health Care Enterprises Inc. has achieved the Gold Seal of Approval ™ for health care staffing services. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations has awarded us with the Health Care Staffing Services Certification.
Pacifica Health Care Enterprises Inc. met national standards addressing how staffing firms determine the qualifications and competency of their staff, how they place their staff and then monitor staff's performance.
"Health Care Organizations that contract with Pacifica Health Care Enterprises Inc. can look to this certification as an assurance that Pacifica health Care Enterprises Inc. demonstrates a commitment to providing and continuously improving quality services," says Michele Sacco, executive director, health Care Staffing Services Certification, Joint Commission.
The ongoing shortages of nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals have forced health care organizations to increasingly fill psoitions with temporary workers through contractual arrangements with staffing firms. The Joint Commission certification program was launched in October 2004 to offer an independent, comprehensive evaluation of a staffing firm's abilities to provide competent staffing services.
"Certification recognizes Pacifica Health Care Enterprises Inc.'s dedication to providing nurses and allied professionals that are qualified to provide safe, high-quality care to patients.
Founded in 1951, the Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public 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 7,800 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 7,300 other health care organizations that provide long term care, assisted living, behavioral health care, 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 and primary stroke centers. An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting accrediting body in health care.