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The Gold Seal of Approval™

Whitestone, NY: – (May 2017)- Specialty Professional Services, Corp (SPS) is pleased to announce that it has earned its fifth recertification from The Joint Commission since July 2007.

The Joint Commission conducted an on-site, unannounced evaluation SPS on May 4th, 2017. The recertification recognizes SPS policies and procedures continue in agreement with The Joint Commission's standards.  With this confirmation that SPS is in compliance with The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™ through 2019 

The Gold Seal acknowledges compliance with TJC quality standards and demonstrated a commitment to excellence in providing healthcare staffing. Re-certification reviews are unannounced and are conducted on-site every other year. The review evaluates performance, continuing education and training, placement criteria and other areas. The Joint Commission’s Health Care Staffing Services (HCSS) Certification Program provides an independent, comprehensive evaluation of a staffing firm’s ability to provide qualified and competent staffing services.

In 2007, SPS underwent its first survey, as one of the first New York based healthcare staffing agencies to pursue and obtain this level of distinction.

“Since its founding in 1993, SPS has always been focused on quality, establishing and maintaining standards beyond its time to promote patient safety. This Joint Commission certification bears credence to that practice. As in-depth as it is for a healthcare professional to complete Specialty's high standards, once they accomplish it, they know they are part of an organization in which they can feel proud of it,” said Marianne Hedberg Allyn, MA, RN -Chief Nurse Executive/Founder.

“We believe that healthcare institutions will look for the Gold Seal as evidence of high quality standards and select to partner only with those staffing services who have achieved such certification. Certification recognizes Specialty's dedication to supplying healthcare professionals that are qualified to provide safe, high-quality care to patients. We are honored to receive the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval,” said Vasken Z. Aznavorian, Vice President-Corporate Development.

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 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 nations’ oldest and largest standards setting and accrediting body in health care.

Joint Commission standards relate to quality and safety of care issues. Anyone believing that he/she has pertinent and reliable information should report them to the management of Specialty. If the concerns cannot be resolved through Specialty, the individual is encouraged to contact the Joint Commission directly.

By Mail:
Office of Quality Monitoring
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

By Fax: 630-792-5636
By E-mail: patientssafetyreport@jointcommision.org
Web: http://www.jointcommission.org/report_a_complaint.aspx