Avant Healthcare Professionals Re-certified Staffing Agency Accreditation from the Joint Commission
December 14, 2018
Avant Healthcare Professionals announced it has been re-certified for The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Healthcare Staffing Agency Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
Avant Healthcare Professionals underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite survey on Monday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 20, 2018. During the review, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors conducted onsite observations and interviews.
“Joint Commission accreditation provides healthcare staffing agencies with the processes needed to improve in a variety of areas from the enhancement of staff education to the improvement of daily business operations,” said Mark G. Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “We commend Avant Healthcare Professionals for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization.”
“Avant Healthcare Professionals is thankful to receive our recertification accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” said Shari Dingle Costantini, Founder and CEO of Avant Healthcare Professionals. “Our staff continues to improve to provide the best service for quality patient care,” said Lesley Hamilton-Powers, Senior Vice President of Operations.
The Joint Commission’s healthcare staffing agency standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help staffing agencies measure, assess and improve performance.