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Web: Staffing Agencies Face Scrutiny from Accreditation Organization

August 06 2012

The Boston Globe reported that three area healthcare staffing agencies are facing scrutiny by the nation’s largest health care accreditation organization because they employed the temporary medical technician who was accused last month of infecting at least 30 New Hampshire hospital patients with hepatitis C through tainted needles.

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BSY Associates Inc.

Barbara Yeninas 08/06/2012 04:47 pm

Please correct: The Boston Globe article is incorrect. We are working to get a correction. SpringBoard is NOT being investigated by the Joint Commission. SpringBoard, Inc is committed to provide the best trained and most professional and ethical medical staffing, enabling healthcare facilities to serve their patients with the quality care they deserve.

Among the processes we employ before hiring anyone include immunization documentation, background checks, drug screening, physicals, as well as, skills assessments, reference checks, and employment verification. Once cleared with total compliance, the applicant is interviewed by the hospital or healthcare facility that requires the healthcare professional. The facility has final approval of the staff member.

We were one of the staffing agencies that employed David Kwiatkowski. He was contracted by SpringBoard for an assignment from March 10, 2009 to June 27, 2009, completing the contractual period with no issues that were ever brought to our attention. He then reapplied for a position through our agency in March 2010. Once again, he was required to go through all the testing processes and passed them all. Mr. Kwiatkowski commenced a contract on March 22, 2010 and was immediately terminated on April 2, 2010, just 11 days later, when it was brought to our attention that he exhibited unethical and unprofessional behavior.

We immediately reported his termination to the Arizona Department of Radiology and the American Registry for Radiologic Technology.

Mr. Kwiatkowski was no longer eligible for re-hire with SpringBoard, and it has been more than two years since SpringBoard has employed Mr. Kwiatkowski.




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