Dec. 19, 2013

Healthcare Staffing Report

There is a trend toward consolidation among healthcare staffing firms.

Consolidation trend hits healthcare staffing firms

18 December 2013

Management teams in healthcare staffing have been busy crossing items off of their holiday shopping lists, with a steady stream of acquisitions announced over the fourth quarter. 

On Assignment buys physician firm; sells allied unit to Cross Country

18 December 2013

On Assignment Inc. acquired physician staffing firm Whitaker Medical LLC. In addition, the company sold its allied healthcare staffing business to Cross Country Healthcare Inc.

Former traveler gets 39 years in hepatitis outbreak

18 December 2013

A former healthcare traveler was sentenced to 39 years in prison for his part in a widespread hepatitis C outbreak in numerous states, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.

Jackson Healthcare buys executive search firm

18 December 2013

Jackson Healthcare, the third-largest U.S. healthcare staffing firm, acquired Tyler & Company, a national healthcare search firm.

Accountable buys West Coast staffing firm

18 December 2013

Accountable Healthcare Staffing Inc. acquired California-based healthcare staffing firm HRN Services Inc., its ninth and largest acquisition to date. 

Survey: Healthcare workers’ confidence up

18 December 2013

Randstad’s healthcare employee confidence index rose to its highest level in the third quarter since the index began in the first quarter of 2012. 

Nurses rated ‘most trusted’ position

18 December 2013

The U.S. public continues to rate nurses as the most trusted position, according to this year’s Gallup survey that ranks professions based on honesty and ethical standards, the American Nurses Association announced.

Hospital execs cite shortage of doctors, nurses, AMN survey finds

18 December 2013

Hospital executives report a continued shortage of physicians, nurses and advanced practitioners, according to the 2013 Clinical Workforce Survey released by AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS).

The Eye of the Investor: Why private equity firms are interested in staffing

25 November 2013

Two investors share why the staffing industry is attracting more interest from private equity firms.

Staffing Stream: Area of opportunity for healthcare staffing firm

18 December 2013

A new survey on patient care at hospitals is a key area of opportunity for healthcare staffing firms, writes Dr. Brian Poplin, CEO of Medical Staffing Network in The Staffing Stream.