Cincinnati, Thursday August 2, 2012 â€“ Passport USA, a division of Health Carousel LLC, has achieved the Gold Seal of Approvalâ„¢ for healthcare staffing services certification from The Joint Commission under its Health Care Staffing Services Certification Program. The Gold Seal acknowledges compliance with the Joint Commissionâ€™s national set of consensus-based quality standards and demonstrates a commitment to excellence in providing healthcare staffing.Passport USA is among a very select group of international healthcare staffing firms to be certified by the Joint Commission due to the rigorous process to apply for the certification and the ongoing commitment that is required.â€œThe Joint Commissionâ€™s review of our operations validates our ongoing commitment to our clients, as well as our growing staff of healthcare professionals across the country,â€ stated Bill DeVille, CEO and founder of Passport USA and its parent company, Health Carousel, LLC. "The Gold Seal demonstrates our commitment to the highest standards of patient care and excellence in the services we provide."â€œHealthcare organizations that contract with Passport USA can look to Joint Commission certification as an assurance that Passport USA demonstrates a commitment to providing and continuously improving quality services,â€ says Michele Sacco, M.S., executive director, Health Care Staffing Services Certification, The Joint Commission.Passport USA provides cost-effective, flexible, contract-to-hire staffing solutions in healthcare occupations in which there is a well-documented shortage of U.S. candidates. Passport USA helps leading hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and home health organizations around the country to ensure their patients have the quality healthcare services they require by recruiting the highest quality rehabilitation therapists, medical technologists, and RNs from around the world. Passport USA is a division of Health Carousel, LLC, which provides a range of workforce solutions for healthcare organizations. Another division of Health Carousel, Tailored Healthcare Staffing, which provides nursing and allied travel staffing services, is also Joint Commission certified.The Joint Commissionâ€™s certification program, launched in October 2004, offers an independent, comprehensive evaluation of a staffing firm's abilities to provide competent staffing services.ABOUT THE JOINT COMMISSIONThe Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve healthcare for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating healthcare organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 19,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,300 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,500 other healthcare organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission also provides healthcare staffing services certification for more than 750 staffing offices. 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.