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03-20-2018

Medical Solutions Sponsors Planet Water’s Project 24 for World Water Day 2018

Medical Solutions, one of the nation’s largest Travel Nurse staffing companies, is proud to sponsor Planet Water Foundation’s Project 24 on World Water Day, Thursday, March 22, 2018, as part of its Medical Solutions Gives initiative.  

Established in 1993, World Water Day is an opportunity to celebrate water and make a positive impact in the lives of global community members who suffer from a lack of clean, safe water and other water-related issues.

In response to staggering statistics like the fact that one in eight people worldwide do not have access to safe, clean drinking water, the mission of Project 24 is “to move the hands of time forward in 24 impoverished communities by installing and commissioning 24 clean water filtration systems in just 24 hours.”

“As a nurse, I believe that Project 24 is an amazing effort because it saves and improves lives worldwide by creating healthier conditions in these communities,” says Amber Barna, BSN, RN and Clinical Director of Nursing at Medical Solutions. “Statistics show that half of all the world’s hospital beds are occupied with people suffering from waterborne diseases that — with better availability of sanitary water in their communities — should be otherwise easily preventable.”

At 4 p.m. (PHT) on Thursday, March 22, the Medical Solutions-sponsored clean water filtration system will go up at the Buntog Elementary School in the Philippines, where the only water source is a dirty, deep well nearly a mile away. The Medical Solutions water tower will provide access to clean water for bathing, cooking, drinking, and cleaning to 237 students and 489 households in the village of 2,000 people. 

Medical Solutions previously sponsored the implementation of clean water filtration systems in Cambodia and Indonesia in 2012, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

“Our team is very proud to support Planet Water’s efforts to bring safe, clean water to the village of Buntog,” says Craig Meier, Medical Solutions CEO. “Project 24 aligns perfectly with our values at Medical Solutions as well as our philosophy of working hard to make the world a happier, healthier, better place. We are incredibly honored to help support this important effort.”  

Click here to learn more about Project 24 and Planet Water.

ABOUT PLANET WATER: Planet Water is a U.S.-based, non-profit international development organization focused on bringing clean water to the world’s most disadvantaged communities through the installation of community-based water filtration systems and education programs on water-health & hygiene. Our projects are focused on schools, children, and rural communities who lack access to clean, safe water. Learn more at Planet-Water.org

03-08-2018

Medical Solutions Congratulates PPR’s President Holly Bass on Leadership Award

Editor's Note: PPR became a part of the Medical Solutions family in February 2018. As such, we wanted to share PPR’s recent, fantastic news. Please read PPR's press release in full below. 

[Jacksonville Beach, FL] – [PPR TMG]  How do we spell “girl power?” H-O-L-L-Y. Last night, PPR’s President Holly Bass, was honored with a leadership award at the Great Place To Work® For All™ Awards Celebration. She was recognized for being an incredible leader at PPR who has consistently played a critical role in helping PPR deliver on strategic growth and business goals by creating a high-trust culture that is a great place to work for every employee. Holly Bass is 1 of 77 award recipients recognized by Great Place to Work for their contributions to their company’s business that fully lives its values in the service to customers, employees, and stakeholders.

“Holly is one of the most dynamic and impactful leaders that I have worked with in the last 25 years. Her innovation, intelligence, drive, and - most importantly - her heart inspires those around her to do their best. Holly has transformed a small, entrepreneurial company into one of the best and fastest growing travel nurse companies. She is one of the key reasons PPR continues to be a Great Place to Work. Congratulations and thank you!”

-Paul M Helm Jr

CEO, PPR Talent Management Group

The awards dinner kicked off the 15th annual Great Place to Work® For All Summit, March 7-9 in San Francisco.

In announcing the honorees Great Place to Work CEO Michael C. Bush said “We are excited to celebrate the achievements of some of the top women leaders at America’s greatest companies. The companies on FORTUNE’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For and Best Workplaces for Women are leading the conversation in workplace equality and are demonstrating to corporate America on how to become more diverse, more innovative, and great places to work for all.”

The complete list of honorees is available here: https://greatplacetowork.com/gptw4all_leadership_awards

About PPR

For the past 22 years, PPR has excelled at one thing – finding the right people for the right jobs. We deliver on attracting, screening, selecting, and onboarding qualified candidates for our clients in all 50 states. At our core, we are a company obsessed with the customer experience, focusing on culture-based hiring.

PPR takes the time to understand the unique challenges facing our clients then create customized permanent and temporary workforce solutions. We specialize in Vendor Management, Healthcare Staffing, and Education Services.

Our own distinct culture and core values provide the foundation to deliver the best customer experience. Trust, excellence, teamwork, service, and change remain integral components in the success of our company.

About Great Place to Work® For All Summit TM

The Great Place to Work® For All Summit TM assembles executive leaders from Best Workplaces, including the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®, Great Place to Work-Certified organizations, and those newly embarking on their workplace journey. Its mission is to share best practices for creating and championing high-trust cultures that are better for business, better for people, and better for the world.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, women, diversity, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps its clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.

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02-28-2018

Medical Solutions Named One of the “Best Places to Work in Omaha” for Eighth Time

Medical Solutions, one of the nation’s top healthcare staffing companies, has been named for the eighth time among the “Best Places to Work in Omaha” by the Greater Omaha Chamber and Baird Holm LLP. The rankings are based upon online survey responses from internal employees.

“While it's one thing to claim to be a great place to work, it's another to demonstrate it with outstanding engagement scores," said Scott S. Moore, partner at Baird Holm.

This year, Medical Solutions earned second place in the large staffing company category, for organizations with more than 200 employees, and will be recognized at a May 24th luncheon in Omaha.

The company was previously named among “Best Places to Work in Omaha” in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2017. Last year, Medical Solutions was also named among 2017’s “Best Staffing Firms to Work For” in the nation by Staffing Industry Analysts.

“Medical Solutions believes in putting people first,” said Craig Meier, Chief Experience Officer at Medical Solutions. “We achieve that by providing our team with excellent benefits, exciting careers, and a fun, collaborative work environment.”

Medical Solutions offers internal employees both traditional and progressive benefits such as health, dental, vision, and 401(k) plans, as well as paid parental leave and paid life and short-term disability insurance. Internal employees enjoy a casual dress code where flip-flops and t-shirts are the norm, and a supportive work environment where life-long friendships and professional mentorships thrive. Among many other perks, the company also provides an in-office concierge, onsite massage and car detailing, an open kitchen stocked with free food and beverages, and community volunteer outings during work hours. Medical Solutions regularly holds company events, but it also likes to surprise employees with treats, gifts, and special in-office occasions throughout the year.

However, Christy Johnston, Chief People Officer at Medical Solutions, noted that the people are what truly make Medical Solutions such a great place to work.

“Our employees are at the heart of our award-winning workplace culture,” said Johnston. “They develop relationships here that foster personal and professional growth, have several opportunities to make a difference in their communities, and have a voice in the direction of the company.”

Click here to learn more about corporate careers at Medical Solutions. 

02-09-2018

Medical Solutions to Acquire PPR

Medical Solutions, a leading provider of healthcare staffing solutions for hospitals across the United States, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PPR, a provider of travel nurse staffing and interim leadership for acute and post-acute markets. As part of the transaction, PPR will continue to operate as its own brand and will keep its offices in both Jacksonville and Tampa, Fla. Medical Solutions acquired PPR from Trivest Partners, who partnered with the company in 2016. The transaction is subject to standard conditions, including regulatory clearance, and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018. Additional terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Medical Solutions offers a range of dynamic staffing solutions aimed to address hospitals’ specific and ever-changing needs. The company provides more than 1,600 hospitals around the country with highly skilled and qualified travel nurses. It also operates as a Managed Service Provider (MSP), helping to streamline and simplify workforce operations by exclusively managing a hospital’s entire travel nurse staffing process.

“In partnering with PPR, we are combining two great businesses with a shared vision and commitment to delivering an exceptional experience for employees and clients,” said Craig Meier, CEO of Medical Solutions. “With industry-leading talent retention, PPR is aligned with our focus on creating a positive and supportive environment that gives employees the opportunity to grow, both personally and professionally. As demand for travel nurses continues to outgrow supply, this combination gives us the depth and resources to serve even more patients across the country.”

Founded in 1996, PPR is one of the fastest growing healthcare staffing companies in the country. The company operates through two distinct businesses: PPR, the travel nurse staffing solution that manages 13-week nursing assignments, and 360 Healthcare Staffing, which focuses on the post-acute market. Known for its focus on employee experience, PPR has been named to the national list of America’s “Best Places to Work” for 13 years.

“This transaction brings together two highly-reputable brands in the healthcare staffing sector that, together, are well positioned to tackle the tremendous and growing need for contingent labor in healthcare across the United States,” said Shamik Patel of TPG Growth. “The addition of PPR will enable Medical Solutions to diversify into new care settings, expand its MSP efforts, and continue recruiting best-in-class talent across the business. This partnership creates more jobs and opportunities for new and existing travel nurses across both organizations. We are pleased to support Craig and the team in this exciting next chapter.”

In 2017, Medical Solutions partnered with TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG. TPG Growth helped facilitate the transaction, and will continue to be an active partner to Medical Solutions and PPR. Kirkland & Ellis and Greenberg Traurig served as legal advisors to TPG and the sellers, respectively. Piper Jaffray served as financial advisor to PPR. Additionally, UBS, Morgan Stanley and SunTrust provided financing support to TPG Growth and Medical Solutions.

About PPR

PPR is a healthcare staffing firm that specializes in placing registered nurses, allied health professionals and leadership positions in travel contracts in acute care, post-acute care, and school settings nationwide. Over the last 22 years, PPR has become a highly regarded company in the healthcare industry; recognized for 13 years as a Fortune Magazine Best Place to Work in America, a Gallup 35 Most Engaged Workforces in the world, and ranked #1 in 2018’s Highway Hypodermics list for Best Travel Nursing Company. PPR is also an industry leader in customer service, traveler retention rates and Net Promoter Score results. PPR acquired 360 Healthcare Staffing in 2017, adding strength in the post-acute marketplace.

About TPG Growth

TPG Growth is the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG, the global alternative asset firm. With more than $13 billion of assets under management, TPG Growth targets investments in a broad range of industries and geographies. TPG Growth has the deep sector knowledge, operational resources, and global experience to drive value creation, and help companies reach their full potential. The firm is backed by the resources of TPG, which has more than $79 billion of assets under management. For more information, visit www.tpg.com.

About Trivest Partners

Trivest Partners is a private investment firm that focuses on partnering with founder/family owned businesses in the United States and Canada. Since its founding in 1981, Trivest has completed more than 250 transactions, totaling in excess of $5.5 billion in value. For additional information, please visit www.trivest.com.

08-29-2017

Medical Solutions Named to the 2017 Inc. 5000 List

Medical Solutions, the nation’s third-largest travel nurse staffing company, has once again earned a position on Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 list. The Omaha-based healthcare staffing company ranked in position #2063 on the 2017 Inc. 5000 list, with 179% growth over a three-year period and a 2016 revenue of $352.4 million.

This marks the 10th time in the previous 11 years that the healthcare staffing company earned a spot on the Inc. 5000, including one year on the Inc. 500, illustrating a continued pattern of strong growth for Medical Solutions, which is the sixth largest healthcare staffing firm in the United States. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, the nationwide travel nurse staffing company also ranked #9 amongst top Nebraska companies on the 2017 Inc. 5000 list.      

“We are so humbled and grateful to have earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 for the 10th time,” said Medical Solutions CEO Craig Meier. “Our amazing team is the backbone of our company’s impressive, continued growth and I am incredibly proud of their efforts. As we grow, Medical Solutions remains dedicated to offering a superior experience to the internal team, as well as the nurses and hospitals we serve.”       

Click here to learn more about Medical Solutions’ 2017 Inc. 5000 ranking. ‚Äč

08-24-2017

Medical Solutions Ranks Among Top 2017 Healthcare Staffing Companies

Medical Solutions has again been ranked one of the largest healthcare staffing firms in the U.S., according to a 2017 report by Staffing Industry Analysts.

For 2017, Medical Solutions was named as one of the:

  • Largest U.S. Travel Nurse Staffing Firms (#3)
  • Largest U.S. Healthcare Staffing Firms (#6)
  • Fastest-Growing U.S. Staffing Firms (#20)
  • Largest U.S. Staffing Firms (#35)

“Our incredible team’s hard work, dedication to company goals and values, and unwavering commitment to quality continue to propel our growth,” says Craig Meier, Medical Solutions CEO. “I’m exceedingly proud of what we’ve accomplished and I happily anticipate our team’s continued success.”

Medical Solutions offers a refreshing, people-focused corporate culture and an exceptional customer experience, providing “Service That Inspires” to its Client Hospitals, Travel Nurses and Allied Travelers, and internal team. The company currently has offices in Omaha, San Diego, Cincinnati, Denver, and Tupelo, MS.

“Medical Solutions will maintain our focus on providing top-quality talent and workforce solutions to healthcare facilities throughout the United States,” says Joel Tremblay, Chief Operating Officer at Medical Solutions. “As demand for quality healthcare workers continues to grow, we remain committed to partnering with facilities and healthcare professionals to improve patient care and increase positive health outcomes nationwide.”

Click here to learn more about Medical Solutions’ awards and achievements.    

07-11-2017

Medical Solutions Reveals New MSP Website 

Medical Solutions, one of the nation’s largest travel nurse companies, is pleased to announce the launch of its managed service provider’s new website at www.mspl.us.

Since 2012, Medical Solutions Plus, the managed service provider division of Medical Solutions, has offered healthcare facilities customizable staffing solutions to help optimize their contingency workforce.

The new website provides an in-depth look at MSP’s strategic workforce solutions. It also offers hospital leaders MSP Client testimonials, healthcare staffing articles, and resources, including a staffing assessment tool.

Medical Solutions’ Chief Operating Officer Joel Tremblay believes the new website speaks to the company’s service-driven mission.

“Medical Solutions is committed to ‘Service That Inspires,’” says Tremblay. “This new website builds upon our mission and provides potential and current hospital Clients with the resources and information they need to be successful in today’s rapidly changing industry.”

Chase Farmer, director of the Medical Solutions Plus division, agrees.

“The new site highlights our team’s ability to rapidly fill open positions with quality healthcare professionals in the most cost-effective manner possible,” says Farmer.  “As a true staffing partner, we strongly believe our hospital Clients deserve flexible workforce solutions that focus on quality and cost management.”

To learn more about Medical Solutions Plus and its sustainable workforce solutions, visit www.mspl.us.

06-20-2017

Medical Solutions Named Highly Commended Finalist in 2017 Employee Engagement Awards

Medical Solutions, one of the nation’s top travel nurse staffing companies, was named a “highly commended” finalist for the North American Employee Engagement Awards’ Company of the Year Award.

Medical Solutions placed just behind winner, Chili’s Grill & Bar, in the Company of the Year category. Winners in other categories included Cisco, Visa, Boeing, and Caesar’s Entertainment. 

“I want to congratulate the winners and those who were highly commended,” said North American Employee Engagement Awards founder, Matt Manners. “Their innovative and rigorous approaches have taken employee engagement to a new level.”

The Employee Engagement Awards believes in “inspiring and educating people to remake the way organizations think about, and engage, people to achieve their purpose” and was created as a platform for recognizing organizations that excel at creating employee experiences that inspire their team members and peer organizations alike.   

“One of our top objectives at Medical Solutions is providing an outstanding employee experience, so we are thrilled to receive this honor,” says Medical Solutions Chief People Officer, Christy Johnston. “We continually pilot new, innovative ways to engage our employees on a high level and this is great validation for those efforts.”

Click here to learn more about Medical Solutions’ awards and recognition throughout the years.

 

05-24-2017

Medical Solutions Named Blue Ash Business Awards Finalist

Medical Solutions, one of the nation’s largest travel nurse staffing companies, was named a finalist in the 2017 Blue Ash Business Awards.          

The Blue Ash Business Awards are hosted by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and honor companies for their success in three categories: ASPIRE, ACHIEVE, and ADVANCE. Medical Solutions’ Cincinnati office earned a finalist position in the ACHIEVE category and was recognized alongside other honorees at a May 18th reception at the Cooper Creek Event Center in Blue Ash.

“Our team is very proud to receive this honor alongside several other excellent Blue Ash organizations,” says Christy Johnston, Chief People Officer at Medical Solutions. “Medical Solutions is committed to fostering an environment and overall company philosophy that proactively supports our team members in pursuing and attaining all of their professional and personal achievements. Congratulations to our Blue Ash team!”     

Medical Solutions’ Cincinnati office was previously recognized as one of Cincinnati Business Courier’s “Best Places to Work” in 2015 and 2016.

Click here to learn more about Medical Solutions’ awards and recognition throughout the years.

 

05-08-2017

TPG Growth to Acquire Medical Solutions

TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Medical Solutions, a leading provider of healthcare staffing solutions for hospitals across the United States. Beecken Petty O'Keefe & Company (BPOC), who acquired the company in 2015, will retain an equity stake post-close. The transaction is subject to standard conditions, including regulatory clearance, and is expected to close in the second quarter. Additional terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“Faced with large patient volumes and nursing shortages, more and more hospitals are searching for reliable, qualified nurses,” said Matthew Hobart, Partner at TPG Growth. “As a leading provider of travel nurse staffing services, Medical Solutions is well positioned to help solve this imbalance between supply and demand while offering a superior, tailored solution for hospitals and nurses alike.”

Medical Solutions is continually one of the fastest growing companies in the travel nursing industry. They provide more than 1,600 hospitals around the country with highly skilled and qualified travel nurses. Recognized by the staffing industry for its superior culture, the company’s attentive and responsive operating teams assist at all stages of the process – from Career Consultants recruiting top talent and providing highly-personalized experiences for nurses to Client Managers constantly assessing hospitals’ needs and placing the most qualified nurses.

“Through our focus on customer experience, we can attract the highest quality nurses and this drives our ability to help hospitals continue to provide great patient care in the midst of a nationwide nursing shortage,” said Craig Meier, CEO of Medical Solutions. “We are proud of the growth we have achieved with our partners at Beecken Petty thus far. Now, with the support and resources of our new partners at TPG Growth, we’re eager to build on our momentum and serve even more hospitals and nurses.”

In addition to its core offering, which provides hospitals with travel nurses on 13-week assignments, Medical Solutions offers a range of dynamic staffing solutions aimed to address hospitals’ specific and ever-changing needs. Most significantly, the company operates as a Managed Service Provider (MSP), helping to streamline and simplify workforce operations by exclusively managing a hospital’s entire travel nurse staffing process.

“Medical Solutions sits at the perfect intersection of our healthcare and business services investing strategies,” said Shamik Patel, Principal at TPG Growth. “Last year, we partnered with Frank Recruitment Group, a leading IT recruitment company, with the view that high-quality staffing businesses can serve as a catalyst for enabling and accelerating growth within an industry. Medical Solutions builds on this theme by addressing a prominent need in the healthcare system for high-quality, travel nurses.”

“It’s been a privilege to be part of the growth story at Medical Solutions,” said Peter Magas, Managing Director at BPOC. “Their entire team is committed to quality and a strong culture, which together drive their leading position in the sector. BPOC is proud to have helped them grow their presence in the healthcare industry and we wish Craig and the entire team continued success with their new partners at TPG Growth.”

TPG’s healthcare franchise is one of the largest in the industry, having invested more than $10 billion of equity capital in the sector. Select investments include Evolent Health, GoHealth Urgent Care, Healthscope, IASIS Healthcare, NorthStar Anesthesia, Oxford Health Plans, Parkway Holdings, Par Pharmaceutical, Precision Medicine Group, and Surgical Care Affiliates.

Kirkland & Ellis and Paul Hastings served as legal advisors to TPG and the sellers, respectively. Jefferies LLC served as lead financial advisor to Medical Solutions and Piper Jaffray acted as co-advisor. Additionally, UBS Investment Bank and Sun Trust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. advised TPG Growth on the transaction and are providing financing.

About TPG Growth

TPG Growth is the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG, the global private investment firm. With over $8.3 billion of assets under management, TPG Growth targets investments in a broad range of industries and geographies. TPG Growth has the deep sector knowledge, operational resources, and global experience to drive value creation, and help companies reach their full potential. The firm is backed by the resources of TPG, which has approximately $72 billion of assets under management. For more information, visit www.tpggrowth.com.

About Medical Solutions

Medical Solutions L.L.C. is a healthcare staffing firm that specializes in placing registered nurses in temporary travel assignments throughout the nation. The company is one of the largest Travel Nurse staffing agencies in the United States, with locations in Omaha, San Diego, Cincinnati, Denver, and Tupelo, MS. Medical Solutions was one of the first Travel Nursing and Allied Healthcare staffing companies to be certified by the Joint Commission and has been continuously certified since January 2005. Medical Solutions was named one of the top three staffing firms to work for in Staffing Industry Analysts “Best Staffing Firms to Work For,” and has been named nine times to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies. For more information, visit www.medicalsolutions.com.

About Beecken Petty O'Keefe & Company

Beecken Petty O'Keefe & Company is a Chicago-based private equity management firm founded in 1996 to invest in middle-market buy-out transactions, recapitalizations, and growth platforms in the healthcare industry. BPOC evaluates, structures, and manages investments on behalf of institutional and individual investors. Since inception, BPOC has raised in the aggregate over $1 billion to invest in private transactions from its four committed private equity funds and third party co-investors. The firm is headquartered in Chicago, IL. For more information on BPOC, visit www.bpoc.com.

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