Study Reveals Hidden Costs of Perm Nurses

A recent study from KPMG determined that using Travel Nurses can be a cost-effective strategy for hospitals nationwide. According to the KPMG’s 2017 U.S. Hospital Nursing Labor Costs Study, “when all costs are considered, traveling nurses appear to cost less than permanent nurses.” The survey found that the cost for a permanent nurse is roughly …

Happy Allied Health Professionals Week 2017!

The term, “Allied Health Professionals” encompasses more than 200 specific careers, and these amazing individuals collectively make up roughly 60 percent of the healthcare industry. Yet, as a whole, their positive impact on patient care is often overlooked. If you know an Allied Health Professional at your facility, show them that you appreciate their work! …

Trump’s Executive Order on Healthcare: 4 Things to Know

As a result of Trump’s executive order last week, Obamacare could be left hanging in the balance. Here’s what we know so far about the order itself and any of its likely consequences: Trump’s executive order targets small businesses and individual insurance plans: Trump’s order is two-fold. Firstly, it allows small business owners to ban …

Celebrate Travel Nurses Day 2017!

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that hospital employers who regularly recognize their staff’s hard work have desirable workplace cultures. And, with Travel Nurses Day just around the corner, recognizing your Travel Nurses on staff got a lot easier. Travel Nurses Day is Friday, October 13th.  This annual holiday, created by Medical Solutions in 2013, celebrates …

ASHHRA 2017 Is Coming

In just a few short weeks, Medical Solutions will be at the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration’s 53rd Annual Conference & Exposition. The premier healthcare HR networking event will be held September 16-19th in Seattle, Washington. With more than 50 sessions covering a multitude of hot topics in healthcare HR, you’ll be sure …

Phone Interviewer Tips for Nurse Leaders

As the war for clinical talent in the healthcare industry intensifies, hospital leaders need to interview their candidates quickly to attract the best and brightest. If you don’t have a managed service provider to interview candidates for you, Medical Solutions’ Clinical Nurse Manager Natalie O., BSN, RN offers the following tips for phone interview success: …