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Joint Commission Recognizes Spectrum Healthcare Resources
Date:9/1/2009

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectrum Healthcare Resources (Spectrum) recently passed The Joint Commission's intra-cycle certification, a program that offers an independent, comprehensive evaluation of a staffing firm's ability to provide competent staffing services. This certification follows Spectrum's third consecutive Gold Seal of Approval, which the organization received in 2008.

"Healthcare organizations that contract with Spectrum can look to the intra-cycle certification as an assurance that Spectrum demonstrates a commitment to providing and continuously improving quality services," says Michele Sacco, M.S., executive director, Health Care Staffing Services Certification, Joint Commission.

As part of Spectrum's third Gold Seal of Approval, the organization underwent an unannounced, on-site review of its compliance with national standards addressing how staffing firms determine the qualifications and competency of their staff, how they place their staff, and how they monitor staff's performance.

"These awards recognize Spectrum's dedication to providing qualified healthcare professionals who provide safe, high-quality care to patients," says George Tracy, President, Spectrum. "We're proud to receive the Joint Commission's certification and Gold Seal of Approval."

About Spectrum Healthcare Resources

Spectrum is the leader of organizations that provide physicians, clinical personnel, and management services to military treatment facilities (MTFs) throughout the United States. Spectrum serves 126 MTFs and six Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities nationwide through various contracting vehicles, including TriCare. Spectrum provides these medical facilities with more than 400 physicians, 1,000 nurses, 250 mid-level providers, and 900 allied health professionals. A division of TeamHealth, Spectrum was established in 1988 to ensure that systems and processes are designed to meet the unique needs of the military health and VA systems.

About The Joint Commission

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 8,000 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,800 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, 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.


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