In the Media

As a healthcare staffing leader, Staff Care is frequently cited and consulted by a diverse range of media sources, from national outlets like NPR, USA Today and the Washington Post to local newspapers and TV stations. Read on to learn more about how our thought leadership is positively impacting today's healthcare staffing industry.

Staff Care's 2017 Survey of Locum Tenens Staffing

Staff Care's 2017 Survey of Temporary Physician Staffing TrendsOur 2017 Survey of Temporary Physician Staffing Trends has had an enormous impact across the healthcare industry. Showing as it does that a whopping 94 percent of healthcare facilities now report using locum tenens professionals as part of their staffing plans, the survey has been covered by health news sources far and wide.

Staff Care's 2017 Survey Cited by UK's Daily Mail

Coverage of our groundbreaking 2017 locum tenens survey has gone international! The UK's Daily Mail recently cited our survey's findings that 94% of health employers now report using locums workers at some point within the last calendar year. Get the story here.

Staff Care President Discusses Locum Survey Results with STAT News

Staff Care president Jeff Decker was among the staffing experts consulted by STAT News as part of a larger examination of the growing utilization of locum tenens professionals. Read the full story here.

HealthLeaders Talks with Staff Care President about Survey

In an analysis of the survey's findings, HealthLeaders points out three major ways that locum tenens has evolved in recent years, complete with direct input from Staff Care's Sean Ebner. Read the article here.

Survey Serves as Jumping-Off Point for Larger Locum Discussion from Medscape

In covering our 2017 survey, Medscape points out that "about 48,000 doctors were doing locum work in 2016, up from 44,000 in 2014 and 26,000 in 2002" — then goes on to discuss the advantages of locums work with a sample of working locum doctors. Read more.

ACP Hospitalist Talks with Staff Care VP about Survey Findings

“We have seen steady growth and recently accelerated growth in utilization of hospitalist physician locum tenens, as well as utilization of advanced practitioners in hospital medicine,” Staff Care Divisional Vice President Bob Wolf told ACP Hospitalist in a conversation about the survey and the larger staffing trends it reveals. Read it here.

Demand for Locum Physicians Greater than Ever, Notes Healthline

“As a locum, I can pretty much set my schedule and work 40-hour weeks," Texas family physician Dr. Louise Henson told Healthline in a discussion about our 2017 survey. "I do my job when I’m on the job without having to worry about if I’m going to be able to take off time for my family or other personal commitments.” Read more here.

Physicians to Medscape: Locum Tenens Helps 'Make the Market Work'

Medscape provides an in-depth examination of the 2017 locums survey, including commentary from working doctors, one of whom says that locum tenens is "clearly a way to make the market work more perfectly." Read more.

Staff Care's Country Doctor of the YearVan Breeding, MD, Staff Care's 2017 Country Doctor of the Year

The New York Times Consults 2017 Country Doctor of the Year on ACA Repeal

Dr. Van Breeding, Staff Care's 2017 Country Doctor of the Year, spoke to The New York Times about the ongoing attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. "I'm worried about patients not having access to basic health care." Read more.

NPR Talks with Dr. Van Breeding about Proposed Changes to Affordable Care Act

Dr. Breeding was also among a panel of experts called upon by NPR to discuss the potential impact of the proposed overhaul of the ACA. "Half of my practice is based on Medicaid patients, so we take care of those who are the sickest and poorest and who have the least access to care," he said. Listen to the full broadcast here.

USA Today Covers Dr. Breeding's Award, Thoughts on ACA

Dr. Breeding was outspoken about the ACA in a conversation with USA Today, which focused on his work in Letcher County, Kentucky (including a snapshot of him and his patient, nationally known banjo player Lee Sexton). Read it here.

HealthLeaders Highlights Country Doctor's Focus on Community

Talking to HealthLeaders on his Country Doctor of the Year award, Dr. Breeding emphasizes his community roots. "Going somewhere else was never ever a thought," he said. "I grew up in this town. All of my family is in this town. My patients are either family or friends of mine." Read the HealthLeaders article here.

Kentucky Newspaper Lauds Dr. Breeding's Commitment to Care

"If you’re from around here, Dr. Van Breeding knows your name," says Kentucky's Lexington Herald-Leader in a piece that focuses on his tireless commitment to community, including efforts to implement local colonoscopy screenings and a willingness to adjust his schedule for the sake of his patients. Read more.

Dr. Sulaiman 'Earns Place on Prestigious List of Rural Physicians'

Staff Care's ceremony honoring 2016 Country Doctor of the Year Jasmine Sulaiman, MD was covered by her local newspaper in Cleveland, Texas. “This award is not my own achievement," she said. "This is the result of tireless teamwork from the staff." Read more.

2014 Country Doctor Profiled by the Washington Post

The Washington Post profiled 2014 Staff Care Country Doctor of the Year John O. ‘Rob’ Marsh, highlighting his distinguished past, his efforts to sustain his community clinic, and more. Read the full article here.

Healthcare Staffing Industry News

Staff Care VP Speaks about Future of Medical Profession at National Press ClubStaff Care VP Authors Article for Health Affairs, Speaks at National Press Club

Staff Care's Vice President of Communications Phil Miller penned an article for Health Affairs on how value-based care is shaping physician employment patterns, then presented his findings at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Read more.

How Community Health Centers Can Leverage Locum Tenens Staffing

Staff Care's Jeff Waddill recently penned an article for Community Health Forum magazine describing how locum tenens providers can help America's community health facilities maintain optimum staffing throughout the year, noting that the "strategic use of locum tenens ... will be one means by which community health centers can meet their staffing goals." Read the article here.

Staff Care President Discusses MSP with Modern Healthcare

"Hospital systems increasingly are recognizing how the MSP model could benefit them," notes Modern Healthcare, which shares Sean Ebner's comments about the increasing tendency of hospitals and health systems to utilize MSP "so they don't have to dedicate as much time and resources to finding qualified professionals." Check it out here.

Staff Care Vice President Featured in Book from AANP

"NPs can perform the majority of the tasks physicians perform while maintaining quality," writes Staff Care Divisional Vice President Jeff Waddill in a piece appearing in a book from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Read it here.

Frontline Talks with Staff Care President about Family Medicine Resident Survey

Our President Sean Ebner recently spoke to Frontline Medical News about the 2015 Survey of Family Medicine Residents. “A lot of residents are looking at [locum tenens] as a career option,” Mr. Ebner told the publication. Read the full article here.

Staff Care Listed Among 'Top 10 Healthcare Twitter Accounts' to Follow

If you're not following Staff Care on Twitter, you probably should be! recently lauded our "unique industry understanding and depth-of-knowledge regarding physician recruiting and job search trends." Read more.

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