COLUMBIA, Md., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc., an established provider of home healthcare, medical staffing, and wellness services, announced it has implemented comprehensive changes to its compliance program to support the delivery of ethically-based, quality patient care that is consistent with federal and state regulations.
"At Maxim, we believe a strong compliance program is critical to maintaining the quality of care and services we provide to our patients and clients," said Brad Bennett, Chief Executive Officer of Maxim Healthcare Services. "By strengthening our compliance infrastructure and requiring new compliance training of employees, we are making compliance a more integral part of our culture while raising our standard of care."
Since 2009, Maxim has more than doubled the size of its Compliance Department by adding senior-level leadership with clinical expertise and aligning resources to support the company's regional operations. Maxim has also enhanced its internal monitoring capabilities, introduced a new auditing program, and added a confidential disclosure hotline administered by an independent third party. All Maxim employees are now required to complete compliance training that aligns with federal, state, and program requirements.
Recently, Maxim revised its clinical standards and invested in new technology and systems to support the delivery of quality patient care. The changes are part of a restructuring that began in 2009 with the appointment of new senior leadership. In addition to Bennett's appointment as CEO, the company expanded its senior management team to include a Chief Medical and Quality Officer, a Chief Clinical Officer, and a Chief Compliance Officer.
Maxim's Chief Compliance Officer Jackie Baratian says, "In today's healthcare climate, it is more important than ever that Maxim follows federal and state laws and regulations to protect our patients, clients, and employees. Compliance starts and stops with each and every one of us, each and every day."
In addition to its expanded compliance program, Maxim is in the process of aligning its Code of Conduct to encapsulate the company's new vision, mission, and core values.
Maxim Healthcare Services
Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. provides medical staffing, home healthcare, and wellness services across the U.S. Founded in 1988, Maxim is focused on delivering quality patient care and a commitment to employee development with an emphasis on customer service. Today Maxim is an established partner in the industry and is constantly evolving to address the needs of the healthcare industry. We regularly research new markets, expand our geographical presence, and diversify our client services. Our innovative approach to managing our clients' needs is the foundation for our success. For more information about Maxim, visit www.maximhealthcare.com.
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