PARG CORPORATION AWARDED CERTIFICATION
FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION

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Pittsburgh, PA, July 15, 2009 – PARG Corporation (TriPoint Healthcare) has achieved the Gold Seal of Approval™ for health care staffing services from The Joint Commission.
TriPoint Healthcare underwent an on-site review of its compliance with  national standards addressing how staffing firms determine the qualifications and competency of their staff, how they place their staff, and how they monitor staff’s performance.

“Health care organizations that contract with TriPoint Healthcare can look to this certification as an assurance that TriPoint Healthcare 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 nurses, therapists, pharmacists and other health care professionals have forced health care 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.

“Certification recognizes TriPoint Healthcare’s dedication to providing therapists that are qualified to provide safe, high-quality care to patients,” says Christopher Cynkar, President. “We’re proud to have earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™.”

 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 evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 8,000 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,800 other health care organizations that provide long term care, assisted living, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission also accredits health plans, integrated delivery networks, and other managed care entities. In addition, the Joint Commission provides certification of disease-specific care programs, primary stroke centers, and 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 Joint Commission policy forbids accredited organizations from taking retaliatory actions against employees for having reported quality of care concerns to The Joint Commission.
If you have an issue that you feel cannot be resolved or has not been resolved by TriPoint Healthcare, you have the right to report that issue to the Joint Commission.
Email:
complaint@jointcommission.org
Mail:
Office of Quality Monitoring
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Blvd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL  60181
Fax: 
Office of Quality Monitoring at (630) 792-5636
If you have questions about how to file your complaint, you may contact the Joint Commission Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm, Central Time, at (800) 994-6610.