The dedication and diligence of every employee at HealthTrust Workforce Solutions helps contribute to positive patient care. We are grateful for the outstanding commitment of our exceptional employees and the hard work that is consistently displayed! For the second quarter of 2021, we have highlighted below a few Recruitment employees who went above and beyond in their service to colleagues and clinicians.
Happy National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day! In 1991, Congress declared the first Tuesday in June to be National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day — celebrated on Tuesday, June 1st this year.
HealthTrust Workforce Solutions is thankful for the incredible dedication and hard work demonstrated by all of our talented healthcare recruiters who work diligently to find the best clinicians and interim leaders for healthcare facilities across the nation. Through the perseverance of our healthcare recruiters, especially throughout COVID-19, HealthTrust Workforce Solutions has been able to effectively enhance patient care.
We are thankful for the dedication and commitment of our exceptional employees! For the month of April, we have highlighted below three Central Region (Texas) employees who went above and beyond in their service to colleagues and clinicians.
We are thankful for the dedication and commitment of our exceptional employees! Through every employee's hard work and perseverance, we know that a positive impact is being made in the lives of clinicians and patients around the country. For the first quarter of 2021, we have highlighted below a few employees who went above and beyond in their service to colleagues and clinicians.
January Employee of the Month: Christine Ortino, Perm Account Manager
Christine joined HealthTrust in the fall of 2018. In her role as an account manager, it is her job to place nurses at our HCA Healthcare facilities in the Far West, MidAmerica, Continental, and Mountain Divisions. These nurses fill core vacancies that are crucial to patient care. After a full day of working as an account manager, Christine enjoys completing home improvement projects, doing her nails, and playing football.
“It's always nice to be recognized by your peers acknowledging your accomplishments towards making a difference," says Christine.
February Employee of the Month: Tiara Hanna, Dialysis Recruiter
Tiara started her journey here at HealthTrust in 2020. Her job is to source and screen qualified dialysis nurses for our HCA Healthcare facilities. Tiara builds exceptional relationships with her nurses and has been recognized for providing a great hiring experience. Her favorite aspect about the role is not only being able to find experienced nurses who can take care of patients, but also hearing about their healthcare journey. Aside from building incredible relationships with nurses, Tiara loves to spend time with family, cook, and complete fitness challenges.
March Employee of the Month: Natasha Macias, Perm Account Manager
Natasha has been a part of the HealthTrust team since the summer of 2015. Within her role, Natasha is tasked with building valuable client relationships and efficiently managing various vendor partners. Also, like Christine, Natasha continues to place nurses throughout HCA Healthcare facilities. Ultimately, Natasha is thankful for the individuals that she works with both internally and externally. When Natasha is not working, Natasha finds joy in going to the gym, spending time with friends, and engaging in outdoor activities.
Most Positive Recruitment "Rate-Your-Experience" Submissions Winner for January: Roslyn Gibbs, Associate Recruiter
Roslyn has been a part of the HealthTrust team since April of 2017. Within her role, Roslyn is tasked with sourcing and screening qualified nurses. If a nurse seems as if they are a strong fit, she forwards the qualified candidates to the Regional Recruiter for the Far West Division. After working with exceptional candidates, Roslyn enjoys baking and online shopping.
"The best part of my job is connecting with interesting candidates, talking about their career goals, and suggesting how HealthTrust could be a positive part of their career journey," says Roslyn. "I am very honored to be recognized. It's nice to be recognized for my hard work."
Most Positive Recruitment "Rate-Your-Experience" Submissions Winner for February: Sara Fouad, Associate Recruiter
Sara has been a part of making a valuable difference on the HealthTrust team since 2019. Similar to Roslyn, Sara is tasked with sourcing and screening qualified nurses. If a nurse seems as if they are a strong fit, she forwards the qualified candidates to the appropriate recruiter. After finishing a full day of work, you can find Sara shopping or engaging in outdoor activities.
"The best part of my job is the daily conversations I have with nurses and the relationships that I get to build with my nurses," says Sara. "For me, hearing each nurse's story and what they go through on a daily basis has definitely allowed me to have a different view and appreciation for all healthcare workers."
Most Positive Recruitment "Rate-Your-Experience" Submissions Winner for March: Ryan Savage, Associate Recruiter
Ryan has been a part of the HealthTrust team for almost three months. Within Ryan's role, Ryan sources and screens qualified candidates for per diem or local contract roles for registered nurses and allied health professionals. Ryan, similar to Roslyn and Sara, then shares information about the qualified candidates with the appropriate recruiters. When Ryan is not searching for qualified healthcare candidates, you can find Ryan cooking or volunteering for non-profit organizations.
"The best part of my job is that I care for and nurture careers of nurses and other health professionals whom have cared for us so much, especially during the pandemic," says Ryan. "It brings me joy to know that this has come full circle."
Congratulations to our Employees of the Month and Recruitment "Rate-Your-Experience" Winners! If you would like to become a part of our HealthTrust family, click here.
We are thankful for the dedication and commitment of our exceptional employees! Through every employee's hard work and perseverance, we know that a positive impact is being made in the lives of clinicians and patients around the country. For the first quarter of 2021, we have highlighted below a few Central Region (Texas) employees who went above and beyond in their service to colleagues and clinicians.
Brendan Courtney, our President & CEO, was named to Staffing Industry Analysts' "Staffing 100" List for 2021. This annual list highlights the 100 most influential people who impact the workforce ecosystem.
Linda Julia is our Regional Vice President for the state of Florida. She started her career with HCA Healthcare at Plantation General Hospital, where she worked for 20 years first as a bedside nurse and then as a director.
“I’ve always been interested in healthcare,” Linda says about her decision to become a nurse. “When I was in high school, my mom took me and some friends to volunteer at the local VA hospital, and I just knew that I wanted to help people for a living."
The Baltimore native would go on to join the administrative team at new healthcare staffing agency — an HCA subsidiary known as All About Staffing. This company would later become HealthTrust Workforce Solutions, an industry leader in both healthcare recruitment and MSP offerings.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) June 2020 Hiring Situation reported that payrolls grew by 4.8 million last month. Higher than the 3 million jobs economists have anticipated would be gained. Unemployment dropped from 13.3% to 11.1% while job growth numbers were the largest since the government started keeping records in 1939 amid what economists believe to be the deepest and shortest recession in American history.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) May 2020 Hiring Situation surprised economists, revealing that 2.5 million jobs were regained last month, significantly higher than the 7.5 million job loss anticipated. The gains come as the economy has begun to open up across the country and the initial economic shock of COVID-19 appears to have stabilized. That said, many economists still believe the road to economic recovery will be long. The unemployment rate edged down to 13.3%.
Within the healthcare sector, 312,400 jobs returned, with gains seen primarily in offices of physicians, healthcare practitioners and dentists. Jobs within ambulatory care settings grew by 375,700, however hospital payrolls fell by 26,700.
As the nation continues to face the largest economic crisis in almost a century, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) April 2020 Hiring Situation revealed that the economy lost 20.5 million jobs last month, leading the unemployment rate to skyrocket to 14.7%. This is the highest rate seen since World War 2. The data reflects the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to contain it.
Amid the worst public health crisis in American history, more than 1.4 million healthcare jobs were lost last month, primarily in ambulatory healthcare services as dental and physician offices closed and elective surgeries came to a halt (-1.2M). Hospital payrolls were down 139,000.
The Report also revealed that if millions of Americans who have been furloughed and expect to return to their jobs are counted, the jobless rate would have almost 5 percentage points higher at nearly 20%.
In the seven weeks since the virus shut down much of the U.S. economy, more than 33 million people have applied for unemployment benefits, as the numbers continue to grow by several million a week.