The Joint Commission granted Terim Dortch, MSN, RN, CPEN, Prolink's Director of Clinical Talent Experience, the opportunity to partner with its Health Care Staffing Services Advisory Council. Dortch will work collectively with the council to identify and advise on industry issues that may impact the Joint Commission's Health Care Staffing Certification Program. She will also provide input into standards, performance measurement, policies, and product changes that impact the program.
"Terim's participation on the council is important in providing strategic direction to the overall goal of the Advisory Council," Chad Larson, the Joint Commission's Executive Director of Hospital Accreditation & Certification Programs, said. "[She will] support meaningful improvements that impact overall quality and patient safety in healthcare."
"I am grateful to the Joint Commission for this opportunity to serve and help drive focus on quality outcomes and standards for our industry," Dortch said. "Healthcare staffing is a unique industry, and I aim to emphasize unique solutions that fit organizations of all sizes, while strengthening the Joint Commission's partnership with the industry as a whole."
The Health Care Staffing Services Advisory Council provides input on staffing programs, services, and activities to help serve the Joint Commission's mission to support healthcare organizations. For more information about the Joint Commission and its advisory groups, visit http://www.jointcommission.org.