Recently, 1 in 3 hospitals reported a nurse vacancy rate greater than 10 percent, and the turnover rate for nurses ranges from 9 percent to 37 percent across the United States. * While the COVID-19 pandemic is often cited as the catalyst for the shortage of nurses and other healthcare workers, it’s becoming apparent that the pandemic only exacerbated what was already (and still is) a strained situation affecting the healthcare infrastructure across the United States over the last decade.
The biggest drivers of this shortage are the growing elderly patient population and the increased professional burnout rate among nurses and clinicians. When COVID turned the already strained situation into a dire one with no foreseeable end in sight, it proved to be the last straw for many nurses who made (and are continuing to make) the tough decision to leave their staff jobs for travel nursing or quitting nursing entirely to pursue less demanding career paths.
Long story short, keeping hospitals and other healthcare facilities adequately staffed proves to be an ongoing battle for most healthcare systems.
The ongoing nursing shortage, coupled with the drastically inflated cost of medical equipment and staff throughout the last year, still makes for a highly stressful situation for hospital staff and administrators.
Temporary healthcare staffers play a critical role in helping healthcare providers maintain the safety and well-being of their patients and staff by mitigating the many scheduling challenges health providers face:
Working with a healthcare staffing agency should feel like a partnership. We work to provide a consultative approach to help hospitals and healthcare providers improve patient outcomes, workplace safety, and scheduling efficiency.
Based on the facility’s unique needs and challenges of a healthcare facility, we strive to anticipate needs and proactively (rather than reactively) provide staffing solutions.
Our Mission: Connecting quality healthcare professionals to achieve exceptional patient care.
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