Supplemental Physicians Earns Recertification From Joint Commission "Gold Seal" Certification Confirms Dedication to Patient Care Quality

PARK CITY, Utah, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Supplemental Physicians, the locum tenens recruiting division of workforce solutions provider Supplemental Health Care today reported it attained certification for the Gold Seal of Approval™ by the Joint Commission for healthcare staffing services.  This prestigious industry award is an independent, objective confirmation of the Physician division's commitment to the highest level of healthcare staffing service for locum tenens physicians

A significant achievement, the Gold Seal imparts confidence to healthcare organizations and the communities they serve that Supplemental Health Care's professionals are well trained and equipped to provide high quality patient care. Through its Supplemental Physicians division, the company delivers the highest standard of locum tenens quality and service nationwide to leading healthcare facilities. 

"The healthcare industry is in a challenging time with implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which is placing unprecedented demands on the healthcare workforce," said Cory Kreig, Supplemental Physicians Division Vice President.  "In particular, the country faces a shortfall of 91,500 primary care and specialty physicians in the next six years.  Meeting those physician needs, paramount to maintaining a high standard of care in healthcare facilities, is increasingly demanding as patient loads increase." 

The Joint Commission's Health Care Staffing Services Certification program was established in 2004 to evaluate the competency of a staffing company's services for its facility partners.  Firms certified by the Joint Commission undergo unannounced reviews every other year. These reviews focus on a company's overall ability to provide competent staffing services, including performance, placement criteria, compliance and credentialing processes, continuing education and training, and other areas. 

"Our mission remains steadfast.  As an expert resource, we partner with healthcare organizations to provide solutions to even the most difficult physician staffing challenges.  Through our work, we help healthcare institutions assure quality physician care in a cost-effective, creative manner," said Kreig. "Certification underscores Supplemental Physicians' ability to help medical organizations prepare for tomorrow while filling today's healthcare needs."   

Supplemental Physicians staffs physicians nationwide through its locum tenens program in numerous practice specialties including: family medicine; cardiology and pulmonology; emergency medicine and critical care; internal medicine and gastroenterology; psychiatry and hospitalists.

About Supplemental Health Care:
Since its inception in 1984, Supplemental Health Care has served as a comprehensive workforce solutions provider that delivers customized strategies to address staffing challenges faced by healthcare organizations nationwide. Leveraging a selection of  business solutions such as Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Managed Services, PRN Pool Management and Contingent Staffing, Supplemental Health Care utilizes its deep staffing expertise to deliver wide ranging and creative workforce strategies that afford organizations better access to skilled clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals.

Headquartered in Park City, Utah, Supplemental Health Care's maintains an extensive local office network of more than 58 offices in major U.S. markets and four fully-integrated national divisions: Travel Nursing, Travel Therapy, Supplemental Physicians and Advanced Practice.  Visit www.SupplementalHealthCare.com to learn more.

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