Medical Solutions Makes Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Companies
Inc. magazine today announced that Medical Solutions, one of the nation’s largest healthcare staffing companies, has earned a position on its annual Inc. 5000 list, a ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Medical Solutions ranked No. 3050 on the list, with 121 percent growth over a three-year period and a 2018 revenue of $480.6 million.
This marks the 12th consecutive year that the Omaha-based company has earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list—the only Nebraska company to earn this distinction. Medical Solutions is consistently ranked among the largest travel nurse staffing firms and largest and fastest-growing healthcare staffing firms in the U.S. In its continuance of strong growth, the company this week announced a definitive agreement to acquire C&A Industries, Inc., a staffing and recruiting company and parent company to a portfolio of workforce solutions firms.
“To earn a spot on the Inc. 5000 for the 12th time is extremely humbling,” said Craig Meier, CEO of Medical Solutions. “Our continued growth and success is truly a testament to the teams we have in place at Medical Solutions and their commitment to providing an exceptional customer experience for the healthcare professionals and hospitals and health systems we serve.”
This year’s Inc. 5000 list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. In 2019, the Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000's aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.
"The companies on this year's Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success," says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. "There's no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities."
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Medical Solutions to Acquire C&A Industries, Inc.
Medical Solutions, one of the nation’s largest healthcare staffing companies, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire C&A Industries, Inc., one of the most respected, family-owned staffing and recruitment firms in the country. Based in Omaha, Neb., C&A Industries is the parent company to a portfolio of workforce solutions firms including Aureus Group®, Aureus Medical Group®, AurStaff®, Celebrity Staff™, and FocusOne Solutions®, along with non-staffing affiliates, AurTravel® and AurHomes®. As part of the transaction, C&A Industries will continue to operate out of its existing headquarters in Omaha. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory clearance, and is expected to close by the end of the third quarter of 2019. 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 connects more than 2,200 healthcare facilities across the country with highly skilled and qualified healthcare professionals. It also operates as a managed service provider (MSP), helping to streamline and simplify workforce operations by exclusively managing a hospital’s entire contingent labor staffing process.
“We’re thrilled by the opportunity to combine two industry leaders to create the premier U.S. healthcare staffing company based in Omaha,” said Craig Meier, CEO of Medical Solutions. “We are very excited to carry on the legacy and tradition of what C&A Industries has built over the past 50 years. Our businesses share a like-minded foundation and unwavering commitment to creating exceptional experiences for our employees and clients, and we look forward to strengthening this foundation together.”
“C&A Industries represents my life’s work and entrepreneurial vision that began just over 50 years ago. Looking back at our accomplishments and milestones, our steady expansion, and our strength in the most challenging of economic climates, we have led the way and remained at the forefront of our industry,” said Larry Courtnage, Chairman and Owner of C&A Industries. “I’m excited to align C&A with Medical Solutions, which will ultimately create even greater opportunity for our customers in the healthcare sector and in our diverse markets. This is yet another step forward.”
Founded in 1969, C&A Industries has a rich history in Omaha. The business began in the basement of Courtnage’s home, with a focus on recruiting for engineering positions. Today, C&A Industries includes more than 700 employees with four specialized staffing and recruitment agencies, all serving their own niche markets, as well as a managed services provider.
Aureus Medical Group is the largest of its affiliates, providing healthcare staffing services with a focus on nursing, allied health and advanced practice staffing solutions. Last year, Aureus Medical Group was ranked as the number two player in allied health and the seventh largest temporary healthcare staffing firm in the nation by Staffing Industry Analysts.
“The joining of our organizations, two of the foremost staffing firms in the country, presents a remarkable opportunity for exponential growth in a highly competitive marketplace and specifically, in a rapidly changing healthcare environment,” said Scot Thompson, President & CEO of C&A Industries. “Working together will enable us to add breadth to our solutions and increase market penetration while continuing to deliver an exceptional level of customer-centered service. I am enormously proud of C&A’s reputation in our industry, our substantial growth and years of success, as well as the capabilities we bring to this new partnership."
Additionally, under the C&A Industries umbrella is Aureus Group, a provider of customized staffing solutions in healthcare leadership and executive-level search, finance and accounting, and information technology systems; Celebrity Staff, a staffing provider in the administrative, management, and legal fields; AurStaff, a staffing provider targeting industrial, skilled trades, technical, architectural, and engineering fields; FocusOne Solutions, a managed services and software provider; AurTravel, a full-service boutique-style travel agency; and AurHomes, a provider of corporate housing.
“Hospitals and health systems across the country are increasingly seeking enterprise partners to help them deliver patient care, as well as manage costs,” Meier continued. “By combining Medical Solutions’ leading position in travel nursing with C&A Industries’ leading position in allied health, our partnership will further enhance the diversity of services we offer by expanding our pool of talented healthcare and non-clinical professionals. Together, our comprehensive service offering is even better aligned with the evolving demands of our clients.”
Medical Solutions’ partnership with C&A Industries follows its February 2018 acquisition of PPR, a provider of travel nurse staffing and interim leadership solutions for acute and post-acute care markets. 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 C&A Industries. Kirkland & Ellis served as legal advisors to TPG Growth and Medical Solutions, and Koley Jessen served as legal advisors to C&A Industries and the sellers. Wells Fargo Securities served as exclusive financial advisor to C&A Industries. Additionally, UBS provided financing support to TPG Growth and Medical Solutions.
About C&A Industries, Inc.
C&A is a national leader in staffing and recruiting. Through its affiliate firms, Aureus Group®, Aureus Medical Group®, AurStaff®, and Celebrity Staff, C&A has provided Human Capital Management Solutions to a wide variety of industries for 50 years, including supplemental, contract-hire, and direct hire programs. Non-staffing divisions of C&A include FocusOne Solutions®, a managed services provider; AurTravel®, a full service travel agency; and AurHomes®, specializing in corporate housing. C&A is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, with subsidiary offices located in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska; Kansas City, Missouri; and Des Moines, Iowa. For more information, visit ca-industries.com.
About TPG Growth
TPG Growth is the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG, the global alternative asset firm. With approximately $14 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 $108 billion of assets under management. For more information, visit tpg.com.
Medical Solutions Merges 360 Healthcare Staffing Under Brand
Medical Solutions, one of the nation’s largest healthcare staffing companies, today announced that 360 Healthcare Staffing in Tampa, Fla., has sunset its brand and merged under the Medical Solutions brand. 360 Healthcare Staffing will operate as Medical Solutions moving forward. The move follows Medical Solutions’ acquisition of 360 Healthcare Staffing in 2018.
“Bringing the expertise of 360 Healthcare Staffing under the Medical Solutions brand integrates our shared commitment to delivering an exceptional experience for our employees and clients,” said Craig Meier, CEO of Medical Solutions. “We understand the need for not only contingent labor, but the rising need for overall workforce solutions in healthcare. We’re committed to diversifying our services to better serve up customized solutions for our clients, provide care to more patients across the country, as well as provide more jobs and increased resources for our travelers.”
Medical Solutions acquired PPR, located in Jacksonville, Fla., in 2018, which operated through two distinct businesses: PPR and 360 Healthcare Staffing. PPR provides travel nurse staffing solutions that manage 13-week nursing assignments, and 360 Healthcare Staffing focuses on interim leadership and travel nurse services within the post-acute care market. 360 Healthcare Staffing will continue its post-acute focus under Medical Solutions.
The Medical Solutions brand serves more than 2,200 healthcare facilities across the country with qualified healthcare professionals. The company also operates as a managed service provider (MSP), a true staffing partner helping to streamline and simplify workforce operations through exclusively managing a hospital’s contingent labor process.
PPR will follow 360 Healthcare Staffing’s brand sunset, merging under the Medical Solutions brand within the coming year.
Medical Solutions Names Dan Shedivy as CFO
Medical Solutions, one of the nation’s largest healthcare staffing companies, today announced the appointment of Dan Shedivy as chief financial officer.
Shedivy will lead the company’s financial operations and strategic growth planning processes across its current seven locations from the company’s headquarters in Omaha.
“Dan’s financial leadership and healthcare industry background make him a great fit for this role,” said Craig Meier, CEO of Medical Solutions. “He also aligns well with our company culture and core values, which are important considerations for us. We are excited to have him join the team.”
Shedivy most recently served as CFO for Select Rehabilitation in Chicago. He’s previously held roles of managing director with William Blair’s Healthcare Investment Banking Group, portfolio manager with JPMorgan Chase, and as engagement manager with McKinsey & Co. in New York.
Shedivy received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Northwestern University and his MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he continues to teach as part of the Kapnick Center for Business Institutions.
Medical Solutions Named to Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces 2019
Medical Solutions, one of the nation’s largest healthcare staffing companies, has been named to Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2019 list. The fourth annual ranking recognizes top employers across the country for their performance in creating exceptional workplaces.
“We have long been committed to instilling a company culture that engages, inspires, and empowers all our employees,” said Craig Meier, CEO of Medical Solutions. “We are thrilled to be recognized by Inc. magazine as a reflection of these efforts and the incredibly talented team we have in place at Medical Solutions.”
"With today's tight labor market, building a great corporate culture is more important than ever,” said Inc. magazine editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The companies on Inc.'s Best Workplaces list are setting an example that the whole country can learn from."
Medical Solutions is among only 346 finalists out of nearly 2,000 companies to be named to the Inc. Best Workplaces list. The list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies that have extraordinary workplaces with vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits.
Each nominated company participated in an employee survey on topics including trust, management effectiveness, perks, and confidence in the future. Inc. analyzed and audited the data, ranking employers using a composite score of survey results. The strongest engagement scores came from companies prioritizing the most human elements of work; companies leading the way in employee recognition, performance management, and diversity.
This is the first year Medical Solutions has been named to the Inc. magazine Best Workplaces list. The company has been named among Staffing Industry Analysts’ ‘Best Staffing Firms to Work For,’ one of Modern Healthcare’s ‘Best Places to Work in Healthcare,” as well as receiving a ‘Best Places to Work’ distinction in each of the five company locations. The company’s employee satisfaction numbers have helped contribute to its growth, earning Medical Solutions continued top spots on Staffing Industry Analysts’ largest travel nurse staffing, healthcare staffing, and fastest-growing U.S. staffing firms lists, in addition to being named 11 times to the Inc. 5000 list.
Medical Solutions Named as Best Staffing Company by Staffing Industry Analysts
Medical Solutions, one of the nation’s largest healthcare staffing companies, today announced it has been named among Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) 2019 ‘Best Staffing Firms to Work For.’ The annual award recognizes top employers for their performance in engaging and deploying talent.
“We are proud of to be recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts,” said Craig Meier, CEO of Medical Solutions. “We know that our employees are our best brand advocates, and are our primary key to success in this industry. We are committed to ensuring all of our employees are engaged and empowered.”
Medical Solutions was named a winner in the category for staffing firms with 201-500 employees, scoring in the top quartile in the category. This marks the fifth time Medical Solutions has been named a best staffing company by SIA.
“Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Best Staffing Firms to Work For Awards,” said Barry Asin, President of SIA. “These high-performing companies stand out for their quality of leadership and as organizations that prioritize culture and employee engagement. There is a strong correlation between employee engagement and growth. These firms have made that connection and use it to excel in their business and drive outstanding results.”
The Best Staffing Firms to Work For awards are sponsored by Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW). Approximately 400 firms sought participation in the program this year, conducted by SIA in conjunction with Quantum Workplace. Internal employees at each firm complete a 40-question online survey measuring 10 key engagement categories focusing on items including teamwork, trust in senior leaders, feeling valued, manager effectiveness, compensation, and benefits. There is no charge for participation and companies completing the survey receive a report highlighting their firm’s results.
Learn more about Medical Solutions’ awards and recognition here.
Medical Solutions CEO Named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ Staffing 100 List
Medical Solutions, one of the nation’s largest healthcare staffing companies, today announced company CEO Craig Meier has been named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) 2019 North American Staffing 100 list. Sponsored by Indeed, the annual list recognizes leaders who are ‘shaping the industry and influencing the workforce solutions ecosystem.’
“I’m honored to be recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts,” said Meier. “It’s humbling as this recognition reflects the talented team we have in place at Medical Solutions. Our employees truly enjoy serving this industry and are dedicated to providing exceptional service to our travelers and clients every day.”
Under Meier’s leadership, Medical Solutions has been named among Staffing Industry Analysts’ ‘Best Staffing Firms to Work For,’ one of Modern Healthcare’s ‘Best Places to Work in Healthcare,” as well as receiving a ‘Best Places to Work’ distinction in each of the five company locations. The company’s employee satisfaction numbers have helped contribute to its growth, earning Medical Solutions continued top spots on Staffing Industry Analysts’ largest travel nurse staffing, healthcare staffing and fastest-growing U.S. staffing firms lists, in addition to being named 11 times to the Inc. 5000 list.
In 2018, Meier led company efforts alongside partner TPG Growth to acquire PPR and 360 Healthcare Staffing, a provider of travel nurse staffing and interim leadership for acute and post-acute markets.
“We congratulate Craig on this well-deserved recognition of his ongoing leadership and growing industry influence,” said Medical Solutions President Joel Tremblay. “He serves as an inspiration to all of us at Medical Solutions. His long-term vision and people-first approach continue to drive our teams and lead us to new heights in serving our travelers and healthcare providers.”
According to Staffing Industry Analysts, the Staffing 100 list is not a ranking, but an aggregation of the top individuals who have influenced the world of work amid an environment of low unemployment, technology disruption and an uncertain geopolitical environment.
“The 2019 Staffing 100 North America stand out as leaders, executives and visionaries and for their significant commitment to empowering people. From job-seekers and internal talent to partners and stakeholders across the ecosystem, the Staffing 100 honorees understand that people helping people is both a competitive advantage and a way to advance the world of work for all,” said Subadhra Sriram, editor and publisher, media products, Staffing Industry Analysts.
Medical Solutions Expands Recruitment Program to Three SeriousFun Children’s Network Camps
Medical Solutions, one of the nation’s largest healthcare staffing companies, today announced it’s expanding its recruitment program to include three camps of SeriousFun Children’s Network (SeriousFun), a non-profit organization which provides life-changing camp experiences to children living with serious illnesses and their families. The expanded program will provide recruitment services, including a scholarship program and financial donation to cover medical needs, to Roundup River Ranch located in Gypsum, Colo., Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis, Fla. (north of Orlando), and The Painted Turtle in Lake Hughes, Calif. (north of Los Angeles).
Since 2015, Medical Solutions has been a partner of Roundup River Ranch, helping to staff highly-skilled registered nurses for the camp. In 2017, the company became an official medical partner of Roundup River Ranch, serving as the exclusive recruitment provider for its nursing staff.
“It’s exciting that our relationship with Medical Solutions has continued to strengthen and grow over the years, and now, into this additional partnership with Camp Boggy Creek and The Painted Turtle,” said Ruth Johnson, president and CEO, Roundup River Ranch. “Our camp experiences have such a positive and often lifelong impact on the children and their families. Ensuring that we have the best qualified nursing staff and medical supervision is critical. Medical Solutions’ commitment to our partnership is invaluable.”
“We feel tremendously fortunate to be able to expand our support and recruitment efforts to include these additional SeriousFun camps, helping ensure these summer campers have access to exceptional nursing staff and care,” said Craig Meier, CEO at Medical Solutions. “Not only do these camps have a profound effect on children and their families around the world, but our nurses walk away with life-changing experiences, and new and refined nursing skills following their summer at the camp.”
Medical Solutions’ recruiting efforts are currently underway to help staff nurses for the upcoming summer sessions at Roundup River Ranch, Camp Boggy Creek and The Painted Turtle. Recruited registered nurses are provided a paid assignment with completion bonus. The assignment includes free food and housing, and runs from early May through the end of August. Ideal candidates for the summer camp opportunities are ER nurses with pediatric experience, PICU experience or at least one year of recent pediatric experience. For more information about the camp or the nursing staff opportunity, contact Kelly at email@example.com.
About SeriousFun Children’s Network
SeriousFun Children's Network is a global community of 30 camps and programs serving children with serious illnesses and their families, always free of charge. With the first camp founded by Paul Newman in 1988, SeriousFun camps and programs have now delivered more than one million life-changing camp experiences to children and family members from more than 50 countries. Each member camp is an independent, not-for-profit organization dependent upon private funding to serve all children at no cost to their families. To learn more about SeriousFun, visit www.seriousfunnetwork.org.
Medical Solutions Receives Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission
Medical Solutions, one of the nation’s largest healthcare staffing companies, has earned recertification from The Joint Commission. This marks the ninth consecutive Healthcare Staffing Services (HCSS) Certification for the company. Medical Solutions was one of the first healthcare staffing firms to receive The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® in 2005.
The Joint Commission conducted its thorough on-site review at the company’s Omaha headquarters in December. Joint Commission experts assessed and evaluated Medical Solutions’ compliance with national standards for healthcare quality and safety. The recertification earns Medical Solutions The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval through 2020.
“The Joint Commission is a highly respected accrediting body in healthcare, and we appreciate their process and professional evaluation of our compliance and standards at Medical Solutions,” said Craig Meier, CEO at Medical Solutions. “We hold our certification in high regard, and align it with our commitment to quality and striving to be the best in the industry.”
Joint Commission-certified healthcare staffing firms are assessed on how the firm determines the qualifications and competency of healthcare staff, placement of staff, and monitoring of performance. The evaluation and standards also focus on ensuring security of information, leadership and management performance, human resources management, ongoing measurement and improvement, and information management.
“Our continued certification demonstrates our dedication to our clients and the healthcare professionals that we employ,” said Amber Barna, BSN, RN, Senior Director of Nursing & Quality Assurance at Medical Solutions. “It’s a team effort, and we are very proud of the quality and service-driven team we have at Medical Solutions.”
ABOUT THE JOINT COMMISSION
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.
Medical Solutions Named a 2018 Best Places to Work in Cincinnati
Medical Solutions, one of the nation’s largest healthcare staffing companies, has been named among Cincinnati’s Best Places to Work by the Cincinnati Business Courier. The Medical Solutions Cincinnati office earned top honors in the small company category for organizations with 25 to 49 employees. The company was recognized at an October 18 awards ceremony at Cintas Center on the Xavier University campus.
“Our goal at Medical Solutions is to provide our customers with ‘Service that Inspires’. And we could not accomplish that without first having a strong commitment to a company culture that engages and inspires our employees,” said Christy Johnston, senior director of culture & engagment at Medical Solutions. “We congratulate our Cincinnati team for this much deserved recognition and for their continued dedication toward making Medical Solutions such a great place to work.”
The Business Courier’s annual Best Places to Work program recognizes Greater Cincinnati employers that are “raising the bar for employee engagement and workplace satisfaction.” Internal employees are surveyed and ranked through an independent third party, Quantum Workplace. Companies are scored in areas such as senior leadership, team effectiveness, work recognition and benefits. The finalists are companies rating highest in one of the program’s designated size categories. This year’s awards included 65 finalists across five categories.
All five Medical Solutions offices have won local or regional Best Places to Work awards. The company has also been named four times among Staffing Industry Analysts’ ‘Best Staffing Firms to Work For’ in the nation. The company established it’s Cincinnati location in 2013, which now includes 49 employees. In addition to Cincinnati and its flagship Omaha office, Medical Solutions has locations in San Diego, Denver and Tupelo, Miss.
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