Medfinders, Inc. (parent company of Nursefinders), one of the nation's largest healthcare staffing providers, today announced it has signed an exclusive three-year agreement with Abilene Regional Medical Center, a provider of quality healthcare services through its 231-bed hospital and 200 physicians specializing in 44 areas of medicine. Through its SingleSource© Managed Staffing Program, Medfinders will serve as the agency staffing management partner for all temporary nurse needs, leveraging its expertise as the nation's largest provider of healthcare managed staffing programs.
The partnership will support Abilene Regional's mission to provide innovative, patient-centered healthcare by enhancing the organization's supply and quality of agency nurse staff to deliver positive patient outcomes.
"We've taken our healthcare staffing program to a new level through our partnership with Medfinders," said Ed Winkelmeyer, human resources director for Abilene Regional Medical Center. "After a lengthy and in-depth selection process, we are confident we have chosen the best of the best with Medfinders. We are anxious to begin reaping the benefits of their proficiencies in workforce optimization and practice improvements."
Bob Livonius, CEO of Medfinders, Inc., stated, "We have tremendous respect for Abilene Regional Medical Center and their deep tradition of providing quality and compassionate care, and nationally-recognized cardiac care. We are thrilled to begin a partnership we know will deliver invaluable results, such as streamlined agency staffing and an enhanced supply of quality nurses to provide superior care to patients."
Medfinders' SingleSource Managed Staffing Program includes proprietary software technology, dedicated clinical support, and a recruiting and staffing program that consists of a national network of approximately 400 subcontracted local and national medical staffing agencies.
Sherry Weier, vice president of Workforce Solutions for Medfinders, commented, "Our clients have come to depend on Medfinders' expertise and robust reporting capabilities to help them effectively monitor and manage the use of agency staff. After implementing several best practices and organizational strategies we've developed based on our experience with hundreds of clients, we expect Abilene Regional to experience a significant decrease in agency workforce costs, increased productivity, and increased supply of qualified healthcare workers."
Abilene Regional Medical Center was built in 1968 as West Texas Medical Center by a group of physicians and investors. In 1984, the hospital moved to its new home on a 33-acre campus in South Abilene, now the city's high growth area. In 1992 the Abilene Heart & Vascular Institute opened, followed by the addition of a pediatric cardiology clinic in 1996. Abilene Regional's 2004 joint venture with Sears Methodist Retirement Systems resulted in the opening of Senior Healthcare Center, which offers the senior citizen population specialized care and is staffed by a physician with a board certification in geriatrics. More than 200 physicians, representing 44 areas of medical specialization, and 750 employees provide care at our 231-bed hospital.
Medfinders Inc., based in Arlington, TX, provides nursing, allied healthcare and physician placement services through its Nursefinders, Nursefinders Travel, Club Staffing, National Healthcare Staffing, Resources on Call, TVL Healthcare, Linde Healthcare, and Kendall & Davis brands. Nursefinders’ Patient Care Division also provides home care services in 25 U.S. markets. Through its SingleSource Division, Medfinders is the largest provider of healthcare managed staffing programs (MSPs) in the industry. The company has approximately $500 million in gross billings and more than 100 offices across the U.S. and places more than 18,000 health care professionals in health care assignments each year. Medfinders is a portfolio company of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc (“GS”). Goldman Sachs and a group of investors acquired Medfinders in 2007. To learn more about Medfinders, please visit www.medfinders.com.
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