The Joint Commission Re-Certifies Somnia Anesthesia for Health Care Staffing Services
Somnia Earns The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®
HARRISON, NY – Somnia Anesthesia, a national anesthesia practice management company, once again has achieved The Joint Commission’s (TJC) Gold Seal of Approval® for Health Care Staffing Services. Voluntarily undergoing a continuous process which involves an onsite evaluation and quarterly follow-ups throughout the accreditation cycle in order to earn this prestigious certification. This successful achievement for the fifth straight time since 2013, is a strong indicator that Somnia meets national industry standards in health care.
Earning TJC’s Gold Seal of Approval®, the staffing industry’s gold standard, provides Somnia with a rigorous framework that not only helps them improve and measure their procedures and processes, but also assures clients that Somnia’s anesthesia providers are credentialed and fully competent to perform their jobs. It is important to note that compliance with these standards is intended to improve the quality of health care and increase patient safety. This TJC Health Care Staffing Services Certification is awarded for two years.
“Health Care Staffing Services Certification recognizes Somnia Anesthesia’s commitment to fostering continuous quality improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Somnia Anesthesia for using certification to strengthen its program structure and management framework, as well as to enhance its staff recruitment and development processes.”
Joint Commission surveyors are highly trained experts who are doctors, nurses, hospital administrators, laboratory medical technologists, and other health care professionals. Their comprehensive evaluation examines four areas: Leadership, Human Resource Management, Performance Measurement and Continuous Improvement, and Information Management.
“Certification recognizes our team’s longstanding dedication to patient safety and hiring the highest quality anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, and registered nurses,” says Melissa S. Garcia, Somnia Anesthesia’s associate vice president, Ambulatory Operations and National Credentialing. “We are proud to have repeatedly earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and thank our people in making this happen.”
About The Joint Commission
An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 22,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
About Somnia Anesthesia
Somnia Anesthesia is a national privately held anesthesia-only practice management company established in 1996 and headquartered in Harrison, NY. Our singular focus is on building and managing local anesthesia teams that consistently deliver the highest quality patient care, improve operating room performance, achieve stakeholder satisfaction, enhance patient experiences, embrace evidence-based medicine, and provide value.