Tualatin Express HealthCare Professionals Office Awarded Certification from the Joint Commission

TUALATIN, Ore., June 9, 2014 – The Tualatin Express HealthCare Professionals franchise has achieved the Gold Seal of Approval® for health care staffing services certification from The Joint Commission.

The Tualatin Express office underwent an on-site review of its compliance with national standards that assess how staffing firms determine the qualifications and competency of their staff, how they place their staff, and how they monitor staff performance.

“Health care organizations that contract with Express can look to Joint Commission certification as an assurance that the staffing company demonstrates a commitment to providing and continuously improving quality services,” says Michele Sacco, M.S., executive director, Health Care Staffing Services Certification, The Joint Commission.

The Joint Commission’s certification program, which launched in October 2004, offers an independent and comprehensive evaluation of a staffing firm’s abilities to provide competent staffing services.

“Certification recognizes dedication to providing medical professionals who are qualified to administer safe, high-quality care to patients,” said Express owner Julie Tate. “We’re proud to receive The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™.

“This certification underscores our commitment to quality health care staffing which results in consistently competent patient care for the facilities where we provide clinical staff,” Tate said.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,600 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,600 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services.

The Joint Commission also certifies more than 2,400 disease-specific care programs such as stroke, heart failure, joint replacement and stroke rehabilitation, and 400 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.

The Tualatin Express office is a franchise of Express Employment Professionals and puts people to work. In 2013, the company generated more than $2.5 billion in sales and employed nearly 400,000 people. Express ranks as one of the largest privately held staffing company in the United States. For more information, visit ExpressHealthcareNW.com.

For more information:

Julie Tate

Express HealthCare Professionals

7401 SW Washo Ct Suite #70

Tualatin, Oregon 97062

Ph: 503-612-1559 | Fax: 503-352-1759 www.ExpressHealthcareNW.com