Travel nurses are growing in popularity, with a 19 percent increase in demand expected by 2022. HealthTrust Workforce Solutions’ Vice President of Travel, Tim Bollinger, weighs in on three reasons why healthcare facilities should consider utilizing the talents of travel nurses.
Travel recruiter Ashley Parker is our next corporate HealthTrust Hero! Ashley joined our team three years ago in our sourcing department and moved to our travel division less than a year later.
“I truly enjoy coming to work every day,” Ashley says with a smile. “I love getting to know new people and that no two days are the same.”
While the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Report revealed that U.S. payrolls lost 30,000 jobs in September, the healthcare sector continued to display steady growth, adding 22,500 jobs last month. The below-trend national job creation was likely impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
We would like to welcome Shaun McCamant, MSN, RN, as our Chief Nursing Officer of Clinical Operations!
Shaun joins us from HCA’s MidAmerica division, where she most recently served as the Chief Nursing Officer for Lakeview Regional Medical Center. Along with a track record of exceptional healthcare performance, she brings more than 25 years of healthcare experience and nearly two decades of nursing leadership within the HCA family to the role.
As our CNO, Shaun will strengthen our unified clinical vision and mission. She and her team of Clinical Operations Directors will work to promote clinical excellence and ensure clinical governance across our organization, making it easier to do business with HealthTrust.
There is nothing quite like the crisp fall air that signals the arrival of autumn. And what better way to start a new season than with a new travel nursing assignment to a fresh destination! We’ve talked to our travel recruiters across the organization and compiled a list of their top destination recommendations.
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.
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.