Incentives Poised to Help Hospitals, Nurses as Recession Eases on Healthcare Industry
With signs of an easing recession for U.S. hospitals, according to a Thompson Reuters study indicating a recent rise of 2.9 percent in median profit margins, facilities may soon again be focused on the acute shortage of nurses. At the same time, the nursing profession struggles with fewer people entering the field due to nurse dissatisfaction. In an effort to help both constituents with their respective recruiting and career challenges, Nursefinders today announced its sponsorship of NurseTogether.com, one of the world's largest free online communities for nurses.
Through its sponsorship of NurseTogether.com, Nursefinders has secured exclusive discounts for its client hospitals on recruitment advertising geared at filling their own permanent staff positions, as well as special incentives on per diem and travel services from Nursefinders and its sister divisions. The sponsorship also provides Nursefinders' caregivers with specially negotiated discounts, unmatched original content, interactive career tools and social networking through NurseTogether.com.
“Our goal at Nursefinders, is always to help our healthcare facility clients succeed and to support our nurses in building a better work life,” said Bob Livonius, CEO of Nursefinders. “We are extremely impressed with the usefulness of the site's daily refreshed content that addresses both the personal and professional demands of a nurse's life. Healthcare professionals and hospitals alike will benefit from being a part of this unique community, dedicated to empowering nurses globally.”
More than 60,000 confirmed nursing professionals registered on the site spend an average of 15 minutes on NurseTogether.com each visit, which is five times longer than any other online nursing community.
Randy Holloran, Founder and Chief Operating Officer of NurseTogether.com, commented, “NurseTogether.com was established based on the understanding that becoming a nurse transforms your entire life. We've developed a single, easy-to-use web site that embraces the entire lifestyle of a nurse, with ideas, tools and advice crafted by approachable experts from across the nursing field to help members stay positive about their career and life. We believe our success is reflected in our high rates of repeated and lengthy visits to the site.”
NurseTogether.com offers nurses, at no cost, original content updated daily on topics such as relationships, career, parenting, finance, health and fitness; interactive career tools, including job search functions, online career fairs, and recruiter discussions; and social networking opportunities with nurses from across the U.S. and the world.
Nursefinders, Inc. is one of the largest healthcare staffing and home care providers in the nation. Founded in 1974, Nursefinders is based in Arlington, Texas and provides RN's, LPN/LVNs, home health aides, nursing assistants, therapists and companions on healthcare assignments in the home and at nearly 5,000 healthcare facilities throughout the U.S. To learn more visit www.nursefinders.com.
Nursefinders is a division of Medfinders, which has more than 100 offices across the U.S. and places more than 20,000 health care professionals each year, including physician, nursing, allied healthcare and home care professionals. Medfinders is the healthcare industry's largest provider of managed staffing programs through its SingleSource® division, and a portfolio company of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. To learn more about Medfinders, visit www.medfinders.com.
NurseTogether.com is the fastest growing free, online nursing community dedicated to empowering nurses globally. It is comprised of nursing professionals and supporters coming together for information, social networking, career growth and nursing advocacy. To learn more, visit www.NurseTogether.com.
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