Locum Medical Group Receives Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission

Locum Medical Group has been awarded its second consecutive Gold Seal of Approval for healthcare staffing services from The Joint Commission.

Cleveland, OH, June 04, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Locum Medical Group underwent an unannounced, on-site review of its compliance with national standards addressing how staffing firms determine the qualifications and competency of their physicians, how they place their physicians as well as how they monitor physicians’ performance.

“Healthcare organizations that contract with Locum Medical Group can look to this certification as an assurance that this company demonstrates a commitment to providing and continuously improving quality services,” says Michele Sacco, M.S., executive director, Health Care Staffing Services Certification, Joint Commission.

The ongoing shortages of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals has forced healthcare organizations to increasingly fill positions with temporary workers through contractual arrangements with staffing firms. The Joint Commission’s certification program, launched in October 2004, offers an independent, comprehensive evaluation of a staffing firm’s abilities to provide competent staffing services.

“Receiving this award is the result of each and every employee providing outstanding service to both physicians and medical facilities daily,” says Steven Belk, vice president, Locum Medical Group. “We are very proud to receive the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for the second time and will continue to uphold the Joint Commission’s standards.”

About Locum Medical Group
Locum Medical Group, a Randstad company, based in Cleveland, Ohio places physicians of all specialties in locum tenens, permanent and government service positions nationwide. Locum Medical Group carefully balances physician skills, lifestyle and goals with the patient care standards and objectives of facilities to ensure high quality placements. This balance has allowed Locum Medical Group to build and retain a pool of qualified and available physicians for facilities. By fostering relationships with health systems for over 20 years, Locum Medical Group offers physicians a wide range of career opportunities. To learn more about Locum Medical Group, visit www.locummedical.com.

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 also accredits health plans, integrated delivery networks and other managed care entities. 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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