BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: CCRN), a leading provider of total talent management including workforce solutions, contingent staffing, permanent placement and other consultative services for healthcare clients, announced that Hank Drummond, Ph.D., MDiv, B.A., R.N., senior vice president and CCO, recently joined The Joint Commission’s newly formed Healthcare Staffing Advisory Council.
The council is comprised of 15 or fewer individuals representing healthcare staffing and exists to drive The Joint Commission’s mission of evaluating healthcare organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The council provides valuable input on healthcare staffing accreditation products, services and activities to promote patient safety and quality.
“Hank’s decades of clinical expertise and executive leadership are an excellent match for The Joint Commission’s Healthcare Staffing Advisory Council,” says Kevin Clark, co-founder and CEO of Cross Country Healthcare. “There is no mission more critical to Cross Country Healthcare than patient safety and care.”
“As we’ve seen with the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare staffing industry plays a vital part of healthcare across all settings and we’re excited to continue to inspire healthcare staffing organizations to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. To do this, we need the input of industry experts like Dr. Hank Drummond,” said Patrick Phelan, M.B.A., executive director of Hospital Business Development at The Joint Commission.
The Joint Commission, founded in 1951, is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. The independent, not-for-profit organization evaluates and accredits more than 22,000 healthcare organizations and programs nationwide.
About Cross Country Healthcare
Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (CCH) is a leader in providing total talent management including strategic workforce solutions, contingent staffing, permanent placement and other consultative services for healthcare clients. Leveraging nearly 35 years of expertise and insight, CCH solves complex labor-related challenges for clients while providing high-quality outcomes and exceptional patient care. As a multi-year Best of Staffing® Award winner, CCH is committed to excellence in delivery of its services and was the first public company to earn The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® for Health Care Staffing Services Certification with Distinction.
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