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Our Medical Staffing Business Principles
Staff Care has grown because of our adherence to the fundamentals of physician staffing and an underlying commitment to client and provider service. We began in 1991 as a small division of Merritt Hawkins, the nation's leading permanent placement physician search company. Staff Care now employs hundreds of recruitment and service professionals located in Irving, Texas, and Salt Lake City, Utah. Staff Care currently works with thousands of healthcare providers: physicians in all specialties, dentists, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and more. However, none of these tangible symbols of physician staffing success are as substantial or important as the ideas that brought them into being. Staff Care owes its existence to the principles shared by its people.
This is the primary quality of all professional physician search companies. Our medical staffing business is endorsed by far more associations—hospital, medical, NACHC, etc.—than any other locum tenens company. In order to achieve this endorsement record, Staff Care submitted to a due diligence process, including client reference checks, financial stability checks, conflict of interest checks, comparisons to physician staffing competitors and checks to assure IRS, HHS and Stark II compliance. We also answer to our clients, state organizations and physicians on a daily basis.
Commitment to Excellence
Endorsements merely confirm our longstanding commitment to customer service in the physician staffing industry. Clients and healthcare professionals rely on us to exceed their medical staffing expectations—even under extraordinary conditions. In the spring of 2001, for example, a healthcare organization in Washington, D.C., contacted Staff Care to help find a primary care physician to fill three days at the White House. The project date was two days away. Staff Care sourced, qualified and scheduled a physician with a D.C. license who could pass White House security and met the project deadline. Staff Care completes 60 percent of the temporary physician staffing assignments undertaken, compared to a medical staffing industry average of 42 percent. We also complete over 70 percent of CRNA searches (compared to an industry average of 59 percent).
Expertise in Medical Staffing
We continually strive to improve our extensive knowledge of the medical staffing business in order to better serve our clients and educate the healthcare industry. Staff Care conducts independent surveys of providers and healthcare administrators. We publish the annual Review of Temporary Healthcare Staffing Trends
as a benchmarking tool for both physician and mid-level staffing. We also publish a Market Analysis and Executive Summary each year, assessing the state of the temporary medical staffing industry and key indicators for the future. Staff Care is cited in numerous prestigious publications every year. Our comments on industry physician staffing and physician search trends appear in such publications and electronic outlets as The Wall Street Journal
, Modern Healthcare
, Hospitals & Health Networks
, USA Today
, The New York Times
, Medical Economics
, Group Practice Journal
and RSNA News
. In addition, our Business Development Department conducts educational seminars for state and local healthcare organizations and addresses national healthcare conferences. Staff Care also sponsors the prestigious Country Doctor of the Year Award
Innovation in Physician Staffing
Staff Care constantly challenges conventional healthcare industry and physician search practices, whether by building a physician staffing Web site that attracts 15,000 unique visitors each month or by maintaining high standards of quality as medical malpractice costs increase. Staff Care has created specialty-specific staffing and recruitment teams, including Primary Care
, Behavioral Health
, Emergency Medicine
. This business structure allows our medical staffing consultants to develop deeper networks and knowledge of specialized markets.
We are medical staffing business consultants. Professional maturity and demeanor guide our decisions. Our executive and divisional leadership accounts for more than 200 years of temporary medical staffing and physician search experience. Accordingly, we assess the demand for locum tenens physicians and associated healthcare professionals in terms of patient migration, revenue flow, patient care, census levels and the threat of staff burnout due to 'cross-coverage' during staffing shortages. In addition, we know that the cost/benefit ratio of temporary coverage varies according to practice setting, specialty, procedures and other factors.
If your organization is losing revenue due to the shortage of qualified physicians, dentists and other clinicians submit your physician staffing needs
to Staff Care today.