Nov. 26, 2013

Healthcare Staffing Report

The continuing gradual improvement of economic and employment conditions in the U.S. have laid the foundation for solid growth in the overall market for temporary staffing.

AMN acquires healthcare VMS provider ShiftWise

26 November 2013

ShiftWise, a healthcare vendor management system, was acquired on Nov. 20 by AMN Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: AHS), the largest U.S. healthcare staffing firm.

MTV edits travel nurse show after complaints, group says

26 November 2013

The final three episodes of MTV’s controversial show on travel nurses, “Scrubbing In,” are being re-edited to focus more on clinical scenes featuring nursing skills, according to The Truth About Nursing, a nonprofit that seeks to increase public understanding of nursing.

Jackson Healthcare names new president

26 November 2013

Jackson Healthcare, the third-largest U.S. healthcare staffing firm, appointed Shane Jackson as president of the Atlanta-based firm.

Physician executive compensation up 7%, survey says

26 November 2013

Median compensation for physician executives grew an average of 7 percent between 2010 and 2012 to $325,000, according to the Cejka Executive Search and American College of Physician Executives 2013 Physician Executive Compensation Survey.

Doctors say ACA to have negative impact on compensation

26 November 2013

A new survey by Jackson & Coker found that 71 percent of physicians believe the Affordable Care Act will impact compensation negatively.

Straight Talk From the Customer: The Gift of Giving

25 November 2013

Some guidelines for staffing suppliers when planning client appreciation gestures.

Web: Hospital sues healthcare traveler in hepatitis outbreak

26 November 2013 reports that Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire is suing former healthcare traveler David Kwiatkowski, staffing firms and others.