HealthTrust team members at our corporate headquarters celebrated the return of football season and the expansion of our Sunrise office! Hot dogs and popcorn were available in our new kitchen, and employees were invited to wear apparel representing their favorite football teams.
In any disaster, there are critical healthcare needs that must be addressed. When crisis situations arise, medical professionals consistently demonstrate their selfless dedication to improving the lives of others by answering the call to serve. It is truly during times of crisis that the heart of healthcare shines most brightly.
In this second edition of Clinical Connection, we'd like to spotlight some of the ways that our healthcare teams rose to action in the recent wake of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.
September 18 – 24 is National Staffing Employee Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of workers who utilize staffing firms for their career opportunities. We would like to sincerely thank all of the clinicians who have chosen to work with HealthTrust.
HealthTrust Workforce Solutions is among the top 10 largest healthcare staffing agencies in the country, according to Staffing Industry Analysts. Our staffing professionals have placed more than 28,000 clinicians at more than 1,500 partner facilities nationwide. Although we are known for being an affiliate of HCA, our clinicians also have access to thousands of jobs at non-HCA facilities from coast to coast.
HealthTrust Workforce Solutions has seen an incredible effort put forth by thousands of corporate and clinical professionals across our organization and the HCA enterprise, allowing our healthcare facilities and partners to safely care for our patients and staff in the most dire of situations.
To date more than 500 nurses have been deployed to help with both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma relief efforts. Here are just a few of these amazing caregivers in action as they answer the call to serve.
We are so grateful to let you know that Florida has not only survived Hurricane Irma, but that our community and team are stronger than ever. Over the course of the last two and a half weeks, dedicated corporate team members and clinicians across the HealthTrust enterprise have been coming together in an unprecedented response to back-to-back historic hurricanes.
Working around the clock, our colleagues have provided support to dozens of impacted healthcare facilities in multiple states as they prepared for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. I am pleased to say that we have not only been able to withstand these storms, but have come through them more resilient and with a deeper appreciation for the important role healthcare professionals play in emergency response situations. These clinicians take a peek into other people’s lives during the worst possible time, when empathy, understanding, compassion and caring are paramount. In many instances these incredible caregivers answered the call to serve others despite experiencing their own personal feelings of anxiety and uncertainty.
While we certainly will have many lessons learned from this experience, the dedication shown by the entire HealthTrust organization, the thoughtful preparation, and just plain hard work have been nothing short of heroic. Through our coordinated response we were able to protect the most vulnerable of patients, provide additional staffing and keep most of our facilities running throughout the storms. All of this was accomplished while still coming to the aid of our communities when they needed it most, a truly incredible team effort.
Now we focus our attention to returning to “normal”. However, we recognize that so many of our own colleagues and communities have suffered devastating loss in these storms. It’s hard to imagine the personal sacrifice so many made to keep working in these conditions knowing that their families and homes were in harm’s way. We are pleased that the HCA Hope Fund has already helped about 1,200 fellow employees, granting them nearly $1.4 million in aid.
We never choose to face challenges such as we have seen these last few weeks, but it certainly makes us proud of the amazing resilience and steadfast dedication of the wonderful HealthTrust family. Thank you for all you do and for demonstrating every day that healthcare isn’t defined by the four walls in which it is practiced- it’s defined by the people for whom and by whom it is delivered.
Unfortunately the entire state of Florida is under a hurricane watch in anticipation of Hurricane Irma’s likely landfall this weekend.
With HealthTrust Workforce Solutions’ corporate headquarters located in Sunrise, FL, our first priority is to ensure the safety of our employees and clinicians. However, we have also taken several measures in an effort to proactively address any potential disruptions in customer service as a result of the storm.
Thank you to the dozens of HealthTrust team members who have volunteered to travel to other regions of the country with the HealthTrust Disaster Response team amid this time of crisis. We recognize that their commitment to our organization and its clients, clinicians and employees will likely be taking them away from your homes, families and community during this time of crisis. We simply cannot thank theses special team members enough. It is truly during these moments of uncertainly and crisis that the spirit of our people shines most brightly.
We hope that all of our team members, clinicians, clients, business partners and each of their families throughout our community remain safe during the storm.
We would like to congratulate our next corporate HealthTrust Hero, Billie Mosley! Billie is a senior program manager responsible for providing supplemental staff to HCA facilities in Texas and Mid-America.
As America pays tribute to its workforce on Labor Day, we wanted to thank our clinical and corporate team members for sharing their talents with us. In celebration of your hard work, please take some time today to reconnect with the people who matter to you. That’s the ultimate reason why we all work so hard.
The U.S. economy continues to steadily expand, having created 156,000 new jobs during the month of August according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Report. Healthcare remains an economic bright spot, having contributed 20,200 jobs last month. Of the growth, 6,400 jobs were added within hospitals and another 11,000 were created in the ambulatory care setting. Overall healthcare has grown by more than 328,000 jobs over the year.
We would like to thank the hundreds of nurses who have already been deployed to help the people in the South Texas region! We would also like to recognize all of the HealthTrust team members who have driven countless miles over the last few days to get these nurses to where they are needed most.
While there are many nurses already in place, the need for medical care is still great. We are in urgent need of critical care, NICU, and labor & delivery nurses.