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DPS Awarded Healthcare Staffing Accreditation from The Joint Commission

Houston, TX (11/8/21) — Dean’s Professional Services has once again earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval ® for Health Care staffing Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards, continuing the recognition first earned in 2010. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

Dean’s Professional Services provides temporary, temp to hire, and direct hire placement opportunities for some of the largest healthcare organizations in the world. The Health Care Staffing Services Certification demonstrates Dean’s Professional Services’ efforts to address how qualifications and competencies of staff are determined, placement of staff and how their performance is monitored.

Dean’s Professional Services underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review in October of 2021. During the virtual review, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with related certification standards including program management, quality patient care, and supporting staff during the pandemic. The Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewers also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“Health Care Staffing Services Certification recognizes health care staffing firms committed 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 Dean’s Professional Services for using certification to strengthen its program structure and management framework, as well as to enhance its staff recruitment and development processes.”

“We are honored to be recognized once again. Since 2010, we have been committed to working within The Joint Commission guidelines and standards to ensure that we are providing the top quality patient care,” said Shannon Divers, Chief Compliance Officer.

Since 1999, Dean's Professional Services has ranked among the largest permanent placement, largest area temporary placement, largest minority-owned, largest women-owned and the Fast 100 by the Houston Business Journal.

Dean's Professional Services is a national and award-winning staffing solutions firm. In 2020, DPS pivoted to become one of the largest providers of healthcare staff on the front lines of the global pandemic in the Greater Houston Area. DPS provides staffing services including temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hire for some of the top healthcare, governmental, and corporate facilities. Learn more about our services at

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.


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