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For Advantage’s Clients, Quality People Make the Difference.

Teresita McNabb, Vice President of Nursing Services for Terrebonne General Medical Center, tells why she keeps coming back to Advantage Medical Professionals for her staffing needs.

"[Advantage allows] us to staff our units with experienced professionals who have provided mentorship for new staff and exposed my nurses to new procedures for the care of patients"

Teresita E. McNabb, RN, MSHSA, NE-A, CLNC, FACHE, Vice President of Nursing Services Terrebonne General Medical Center

Response & Recovery

Teresita E. McNabb, RN, MSHSA, NE-A, CLNC, FACHE, has vivid memories of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. As Vice President of Nursing Services for Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma, Louisiana, about 50 miles south of New Orleans, she was faced with a critical shortage of staff. “With all the evacuations and damage, it was chaos,” says Teresita. “That’s when I turned to Advantage.”

Teresita had worked with nurses from Advantage before, when she headed the Critical Care Unit at Terrebonne General. But this was the first time she worked with Advantage as an executive. She’s glad she did. “We had always had good service from Advantage, and I was pleased that their key people—such as Gina Cannatella and Jesus Hernandez—were still there,” says Teresita. “Advantage was really on the ball with getting me the staff I needed after Katrina. Even now, they continue to work very hard to get me what I need.”

Great Clients = Great Opportunities

Terrebonne General, a 321-licensed bed acute care facility offering a wide array of services, is the largest hospital in Houma. The hospital has used travel nurses with Advantage Medical Professionals primarily in the more acute areas, such as Critical Care, Telemetry, the Emergency Department, and Labor & Delivery.

Terrebonne General is one of many Advantage clients providing exceptional opportunities for travel nurses. For more than 30 years, Advantage Medical Professionals has been placing medical professionals and serving the supplemental staffing needs of healthcare facilities throughout the state of Louisiana, and the nation. We’re experts on travel nursing in Louisiana. Our home office is in New Orleans and we have additional locations in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Covington.

“Working with clients such Teresita at Terrebonne General Medical Center is a joy for all of us at Advantage. Teresita knows what she wants and is always professional. We greatly value the relationship we have with her, and we constantly strive to provide her with the best healthcare professionals possible.”

Joe Spitale, President & CEO of Advantage Medical Professionals

Quality People You Can Count On

For Teresita, consistently achieving high-quality patient care means working with top-quality people. It’s a passion for excellence that is evidenced in her own background. A native of Raceland, Louisiana, she received her nursing degree from L.S.U. and her Masters in Health Administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois. She is a member of the the Louisiana State Board of Nursing and a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives. Teresita has been a nurse at Terrebonne General for 30 years, 16 of those years in an administrative capacity.

“My goal is for an agency nurse to enhance the skills and expertise of my staff—to come in as a leader,” says Teresita. “That’s what I get with Advantage. They have positively impacted our hospital by allowing us to staff our units with experienced professionals who have provided mentorship for new staff and exposed my nurses to new procedures for the care of patients.”

Teresita says she continues to use Advantage because of their understanding of Terrebonne General’s needs and their ability to consistently provide quality staff. “I consistently go back to Advantage because of the quality of nurses they give us, and because they stand behind our policies and practices. Advantage is very involved in making sure their candidates are a fit in our hospital and our culture. They have the same high expectations as our hospital in quality patient care.”

"Advantage is very involved in making sure their candidates are a fit in our hospital and our culture. They have the same high expectations as our hospital in quality patient care."

Teresita E. McNabb, RN, MSHSA, NE-A, CLNC, FACHE, Vice President of Nursing Services Terrebonne General Medical Center

Our relationship with excellent facilities such as Terrebonne General—as well as virtually every other healthcare facility in Louisiana—is one of the great things about being a travel nurse with Advantage. Our clients see Advantage Medical Professionals as a trusted staffing partner, responsibly engaged in healthcare excellence and committed to providing professionals with the highest quality of service in the industry. In return, our nurses have a great deal of flexibility and can be rewarded with a wide variety of opportunities in Louisiana, as well as opportunities across the U.S.

Always There For You

Advantage Medical Professionals’ reputation for support is unparalleled. That’s not only true for our travel nurses, but for our clients as well. “Advantage is always available,” says Teresita. “I’ve never placed a call to them without getting instant response. Having worked with the same people for many years, they know me and Terrebonne General, and they support our practices. That kind of consistency is very important. I know I can depend on them.”

"Advantage is always available. I’ve never placed a call to them without getting instant response...That kind of consistency is very important. I know I can depend on them.”

Teresita E. McNabb, RN, MSHSA, NE-A, CLNC, FACHE, Vice President of Nursing Services Terrebonne General Medical Center

The people we work with—whether clients or nurses—trust Advantage because we are open and honest, and we give them the attention they deserve – with responsive support 24/7 and 365 days a year. We have a full-service Travel Division that works with our nurses to customize compensation packages based on their individual needs. We help nurses find safe, affordable, quality housing options while maximizing their base pay.

Advantage is also diligent about maintaining certifications for our nurses, reducing paperwork for both the nurse and the client. “It’s great to not have to worry about that,” says Teresita. “To know that your staffing agency is as detailed as you are is excellent.”

“Advantage has been able to meet—if not exceed—my expectations,” Teresita adds. “I’ve had great experiences with their staff. They’re very involved and are consistently following up. And they are consistently providing quality nurses. They give me people I appreciate and would want to hire. It’s the kind of relationship I value.”

Great clients such as Teresita and Terrebonne General Medical Center are what make being a travel nurse with Advantage so rewarding. We have excellent opportunities available for you—the kind where your experience is valued and you are viewed as a leader. Talk to Advantage Medical Professionals today, and find out more about travel nursing opportunities with Advantage in Louisiana!

Call Advantage Medical Professionals 504.456.0073

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