How to Cope with This Year’s Intense Flu Season

This year, flu activity is widespread in every state, and hospitals are struggling to keep up. According to Time, some hospitals in hard-hit states like California have set up “surge tents” to accommodate flu patients, cancelled elective surgeries, and asked healthcare providers to work longer shifts. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believe …

Dameron Hospital Accelerates Hiring Process with Medical Solutions Plus

Overview: For more than a century, Dameron Hospital has been providing quality healthcare to the residents of San Joaquin County, California. The non-profit community hospital is a recognized regional leader in the areas of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Orthopedics, Bariatric Surgery, General Acute Care, and Emergency and Intensive Care Services. The Challenge: Two years ago, …

Raising the Bar: MSP as a Quality Assurance Tool

When it comes to ensuring your contingent nursing staff meets all regulatory and compliance standards, it pays to be proactive. Fortunately, Medical Solutions Plus has you covered. When you partner with our MSP, you can remain efficient and confident knowing that our Quality Assurance Team is reviewing your nursing candidates’ credentials for you. So, you’ll …

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 …

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 …