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Make California Your Next Travel Nursing Destination
California is a big state with lots to do. Overall, it has the world’s 5th largest economy, national parks, diverse climates, and some of the best travel nursing jobs in the country. Why not try a new assignment somewhere exciting in California?
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 22, 2021
Why Net Promoter Scores Matter
Today, technology allows us to research everything before making a move. Healthcare is no exception. There are sites that provide hospital rankings, patient reviews of doctors, and forums for travel nurses. Wouldn’t you want the same information about the healthcare staffing agency you want to work with?
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 14, 2021
5 Benefits to Fostering Diversity in Healthcare
In healthcare, representation and inclusion are so important. Patient populations are diverse, so care needs to reflect the different backgrounds and experiences of individuals. Diversity amongst providers can also help deliver higher quality care with more understanding and representation. Healthcare systems can also see advancements and better outcomes by promoting diversity with their staffing and patient care.
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 1, 2021
Manage Your Staffing with an MSP Program
Managing a workforce of hundreds of talented healthcare professionals can be extremely challenging. These programs are complex and time consuming. Throughout the year, demand for various healthcare professionals can ebb and flow. Seasonal spikes, life changes for staff members, and surprises like a global pandemic can cause shifts to staffing needs.
By Supplemental Health Care Jun 23, 2021
Care More Spotlight: Caring Above and Beyond
Like many RNs, Mulan learned that she was destined to become a healthcare provider at a young age. She began accompanying family members on doctor visits around the age of ten. Since English was a second language in her family, Mulan translated the interactions between her family members and the medical care team.
By Supplemental Health Care Jun 16, 2021
How a Referral Program Benefits Everyone
Word of mouth and referrals are the most powerful and most relied on source for many decisions. Even with the rise of the internet and readily available reviews, people still ask their friends, families, and coworkers their opinions before making major decisions. This is especially true when looking for a new job or staffing agency.
By Supplemental Health Care Jun 10, 2021
The Right Recruiter Makes a Difference
This National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day, we wanted to talk about what a recruiter’s role is within healthcare staffing and what makes someone successful in the job. We spoke with one of our talented healthcare recruiters about his experience and advice.
By Tyler Pilarski Jun 1, 2021
Top Nursing Specialties for 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has created chaos within the healthcare industry for close to 18 months. While COVID data is slowly trending in the right direction in 2021, there are still hot spots and uncertainty to contend with for the foreseeable future.
By Supplemental Health Care May 27, 2021
Working Tourist: Why I Love SHC
On a recent travel assignment in Bakersfield, Sharon Baker reflected on her 40-year career as a nurse. “I had wanted to be a nurse since the 7th grade,” she recounts. “For me, I just love patient care! I have focused on that my entire career in a variety of settings. Patient care is so rewarding, and it is the ‘heart of nursing’!”
By Supplemental Health Care May 18, 2021
Progress in the Nursing Profession: From COVID-19 to the Future
Many people joke that 2020 was the year that was canceled. So it's dismissed as “the year that never happened.” However, that simply isn’t the case for nurses and healthcare professionals. Their role throughout the COVID-19 pandemic shed light on the importance of quality healthcare and the huge role nurses play in it.
By Supplemental Health Care May 6, 2021
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