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: …

5 Ways Travel Nurse Staffing Can Benefit Your Facility

As the future of healthcare reform remains murky and the epidemic nursing shortage continues, hospitals managers need to rethink their staffing practices. Asking your staff to work longer shifts isn’t a long-term solution, and finding new perm staff might not be an option. It’s time to consider using travel nurse staffing as a part of your …

4 Successful Strategies to Improve Nurse Staff Engagement

A recent Kronos Incorporated survey found that 98 percent of hospital nurses said that their work is physically and mentally demanding. Of the 257 nurses surveyed, 41 percent have considered leaving their jobs in the past year due to burnout. Although not surprising to most healthcare providers, these statistics are further proof that hospital leaders …

Healthcare Industry Reacts to the BCRA

Healthcare leaders and advocacy groups universally panned the Better Care Reconciliation Act, citing concerns that the bill will harm rather than help America’s most vulnerable patients. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the BCRA would leave 22 million Americans without health coverage by the next decade. Below, you can read the responses from several healthcare …