SAN DIEGO, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Joint Commission, a recognized provider of quality standards in the healthcare industry, has recertified AMN Healthcare and its companies with its "Gold Seal of Approval" for healthcare staffing services. And, for the first time, Staff Care, AMN's locum tenens division, has been included in the certification process.
"Healthcare organizations that contract with AMN can look to this certification as an assurance that AMN demonstrates a commitment to providing and continuously improving quality services," says Michele Sacco, MS, The Joint Commission's executive director, Health Care Staffing Services Certification.Marcia Faller, RN, PhD, AMN's Chief Clinical Officer, said, "We always focus on superior quality management to ensure that only the most qualified healthcare professionals are staffed on a consistent basis. The Joint Commission's certification independently validates our industry-leading quality processes to both hospitals and healthcare professionals. Doctors, nurses and allied healthcare professionals know we are providing quality, competency and a level of commitment to industry-leading competency standards established by The Joint Commission," Faller added. AMN's Joint Commission certified brands include American Mobile Healthcare, Nurses Rx, Medical Express, MedTravelers, NurseChoice, Platinum Select, O'Grady Peyton International and Staff Care. The certification is valid through July 2012. About The Joint Commission An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 17,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards. For more information, visit http://www.jointcommission.com. About AMN Healthcare AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE: AHS) is the nation's largest provider of comprehensive healthcare staffing and workforce solutions. As a leading provider of travel nurse and allied staffing services, locum tenens (temporary physician staffing) and physician permanent placement services, AMN Healthcare recruits and places healthcare professionals on assignments of variable lengths and in permanent positions with clients throughout the United States, ranging from acute-care hospitals and physician practice groups to other healthcare settings. AMN Healthcare also offers flexible, customized workforce management solutions to healthcare organizations through its managed services program and recruitment process outsourcing services. For more information, visit http://www.amnhealthcare.com. SOURCE AMN Healthcare