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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Medical Solutions Receives 2018 Better Business Bureau Integrity Award in Omaha Metro
Medical Solutions, one of the nation’s largest travel nurse staffing companies, received a Silver Award of Distinction for Significant Commitment to Ethical Business Practices from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) at an October 9th awards ceremony at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha-La Vista Hotel and Conference Center.
The BBB Integrity Awards focus on demonstrated ethical business practices with key stakeholders including customers, employees, and community at large, rather than a company’s growth, profitability, or popularity. Silver Award winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges consisting of metro Omaha business leaders and members of the academic community.
“Organizations presented with BBB’s Silver Award of Distinction have shown that ethics and integrity are core values of their organization,” said Jim Hegarty, president and chief executive officer of the Better Business Bureau serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains, and Southwest Iowa. “The 2018 BBB Silver Award Winners realize that dealing fairly and honestly with employees, customers and partners are central to profitability and growth. They serve as role models for all businesses located in Omaha, and the Better Business Bureau Foundation is pleased to honor them with this award.”
Medical Solutions previously won the BBB Integrity Award in 2014 and the Silver Award of Distinction in 2013.
“Medical Solutions is extremely committed to ethical business practices, so to be recognized specifically for our dedication to business ethics is incredibly rewarding,” said Medical Solutions CEO Craig Meier. “We believe the Better Business Bureau is a crucial resource in our community and are especially proud of this honor.”
Learn more about Medical Solutions’ awards and recognition here.
Medical Solutions San Diego Office Named Among 2018 “Best Places to Work”
Medical Solutions, one of the nation’s largest travel nurse staffing companies, has been named among San Diego’s 2018 Best Places to Work by the San Diego Business Journal.
The San Diego Medical Solutions office was recognized at an awards ceremony at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter on September 20th. The publication awarded Medical Solutions’ San Diego office fifth place in the large business category, marking the office’s third year in a row on the list and its first time in the top five.
According to the San Diego Business Journal, its Best Places to Work awards program “recognizes outstanding companies whose benefits, policies, and practices are among the best in the region.” The 2018 group of 100 companies selected among San Diego’s Best Places to Work were chosen based upon a survey conducted by the Best Companies Group.
The company is thrilled to be honored, according to Medical Solutions Senior Director of Culture & Engagement, Christy Johnston.
“Medical Solutions is incredibly proud of our San Diego team for exemplifying our core values and representing our mantra of ‘Service That Inspires,’” says Johnston. “We strive to create a work environment where team members are motivated to succeed and are recognized for their efforts and talents.”
With its flagship office in Omaha, Nebraska, Medical Solutions added locations in San Diego, Cincinnati, and Tupelo in 2013, and launched a Denver office in 2017. All five offices have received similar awards in recognition of their superior workplace culture.
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Medical Solutions Ranks Among Top 2018 Healthcare Staffing Companies
Medical Solutions has again been ranked one of the largest healthcare staffing firms in the U.S., according to a 2018 report by Staffing Industry Analysts.
- Largest U.S. Travel Nurse Staffing Firms (#4)
- Largest U.S. Healthcare Staffing Firms (#10)
- Fastest-Growing U.S. Staffing Firms (#65)
- Largest U.S. Staffing Firms (#53)
“I am very proud of our team’s talent, hard work, and commitment to company goals and values,” says Craig Meier, CEO at Medical Solutions. “Our incredible team is absolutely the driving force behind our success and I look forward to their continued efforts and future accomplishments.”
Medical Solutions is committed to maintaining a 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 members. The company currently has offices in Omaha, San Diego, Cincinnati, Denver, and Tupelo. In February 2018, Medical Solutions acquired PPR Travel Nursing, located in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, and 360 Healthcare Staffing, located in Tampa, Florida. The 2017 combined revenue of Medical Solutions, PPR, and 360 exceeded $475 million.
“As demand for quality healthcare workers continues to rise nationwide, we remain dedicated to partnering with facilities and healthcare professionals to improve patient care, decrease nurse burnout, and increase positive health outcomes, while also helping individuals build amazing careers,” says Joel Tremblay, President at Medical Solutions.
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Medical Solutions Named to 2018 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 #2894 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 list, with 142% growth over a three-year period and a 2017 revenue of $321.1 million. As an Inc. 5000 list honoree, Medical Solutions is in the company of elite businesses such as Microsoft, Timberland, Vizio, Intuit, Chobani, Oracle, and Zappos.
This marks the 11th time in the previous 12 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. According to Inc. Media, only 0.5 percent of companies to make the list have earned the distinction of making the list 11 times. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, the nationwide healthcare staffing company also ranked #9 amongst top Nebraska companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 list.
“Our team is grateful and humbled to have earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 for the 11th time,” said Medical Solutions CEO Craig Meier. “Medical Solutions’ continued growth is a credit to our incredibly talented, hard-working team. Each day, I am impressed by their efforts, dedication to our company culture, and strong commitment to providing a superior customer experience to the healthcare professionals and hospitals we serve.”
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Medical Solutions Tupelo Office Named Among “Best Places to Work in Mississippi”
Medical Solutions, one of the nation’s top travel nurse staffing companies, has once again been recognized for its excellent workplace culture.
The Medical Solutions Tupelo office was named among Mississippi Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work in Mississippi” in the small business category at an awards luncheon on June 28th. This recognition marks the fourth time the Medical Solutions Tupelo office has been recognized among the “Best Places to Work in Mississippi.”
With its flagship office in Omaha, Nebraska, Medical Solutions expanded its operations into the San Diego, Cincinnati, and Tupelo markets in 2013. In June 2017, the company opened its fifth location in Denver. All five offices have received local recognition for their outstanding workplace cultures.
“We are so proud of the Tupelo team for maintaining an excellent workplace culture and we congratulate them for being recognized for their efforts,” says Christy Johnston, Senior Director of Culture & Engagement at Medical Solutions. “Our Tupelo office’s commitment to providing a superior employee experience aligns perfectly with Medical Solutions values.”
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Medical Solutions Welcomes New Executive Hires in Marketing, HR, and Legal
Medical Solutions, one of the nation’s top travel nurse staffing companies, recently welcomed new executive hires in Marketing, Human Resources, and Legal.
Stephen Pedersen has joined the company as General Counsel. With nearly 20 years’ experience, Pedersen has a robust background in corporate law, contract negotiation, licensing, and litigation. Prior to joining the Medical Solutions team in March 2018, Pedersen served as Managing Director & General Counsel at Javlin Capital LLC. Pedersen, who is based in Omaha, earned his BA in Political Science from Creighton University and his J.D. from Duke University School of Law.
Joe Greene has come aboard as Chief Marketing Officer. Greene has 35 years of experience in marketing strategy, brand development, customer acquisition and retention and product development, coupled with a track record of success at the SVP/VP level for organizations including Chase, Bernstein-Rein Advertising, American Century Investments, and others. Prior to joining the Medical Solutions team in April 2018, Greene served as Vice President of Marketing at Public Service Credit Union and as Chief Marketing Officer at Great-West Financial. He is currently based in Denver, Colorado and has been a member of the city’s CMO Club chapter since 2012. Greene earned his BA in English from Hamilton College and his MBA in Marketing & Finance from Columbia Business School.
Medical Solutions also welcomes Dana Coonce as Executive Vice President of Talent and Performance. Coonce has more than 15 years’ experience in talent acquisition, employee engagement and development, organizational design, and performance management. Her passion is managing and developing employees so that they experience growth and job satisfaction while also creating high-performance teams that bolster organizational success. Previous to joining the Medical Solutions team in May 2018, Coonce served as Vice President of Human Resources at Hayneedle. Coonce, who is based in Omaha, earned her BA in Speech Communication, with an emphasis in HR Management and Organizational Development, from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
“As Medical Solutions grows, we continue to hire experts at every level who will propel our organization to success,” says Craig Meier, CEO at Medical Solutions. “Steve, Joe, and Dana each bring invaluable skills and experience to our company while also aligning well with our core values. We’re incredibly excited to have each of them join the team.”
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Medical Solutions Named Among Denver’s 2018 Best Places to Work
Medical Solutions, one of the nation’s top healthcare staffing companies, has been named among Denver’s 2018 Best Places to Work by the Denver Business Journal. The rankings are based upon internal employee responses to the Quantum Workplace employee engagement survey.
According to the Denver Business Journal, its Best Places to Work awards “highlight companies in the Denver area whose operations are providing the top workplace environment and engaging their teams.”
Medical Solutions earned ninth place in the small category, for organizations with 24 or less local employees, and was recognized at a June 20th awards celebration at The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace in Aurora, Colorado.
The Medical Solutions Denver office became the fifth company location when it opened on June 27th, 2017. In addition to Denver and the flagship Omaha office, Medical Solutions has locations in San Diego, Cincinnati, and Tupelo, Mississippi.
With the Denver office’s recent recognition, all five Medical Solutions offices have now 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, most recently in 2017.
“As we prepare to celebrate our first year in the Denver area, Medical Solutions is incredibly proud to receive this recognition,” said Scott Armstrong, Director of Sales at Medical Solutions’ Denver office. “Our organization chose to put roots down in Denver due to the tremendous amount of talent in this area. None of this would be possible without the amazing people we’ve hired in Denver. Our culture and success are driven by the way we treat and encourage each other daily. We are very excited to continue on this great path in Denver, a city that has been an incredible fit for our organization!”
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, paid life and short-term disability insurance, paid time off for community volunteer outings, and more. Internal employees enjoy a casual dress code and a supportive work environment where life-long friendships and professional mentorships thrive.
Christy Johnston, Senior Director of Culture & Engagement at Medical Solutions, says it’s the employees who allow Medical Solutions’ award-winning culture to thrive.
“Our team members are at the heart of our award-winning workplace culture,” said Johnston. “We focus on hiring talented people, then give them the tools and support they need to excel personally and professionally.”
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Medical Solutions Celebrates Nurses Week 2018
Medical Solutions, one of the nation’s largest travel nurse staffing companies, will celebrate Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2018, with a special Nurses Week quiz, daily trivia challenge, 50-plus prizes, student nurse scholarship, and more at WeLoveOurNurses.com.
“Our team looks forward to Nurses Week as a time to honor nurses as the healthcare heroes they are,” says Medical Solutions CEO Craig Meier. “We hope this year’s celebration will inspire and entertain nurses everywhere.”
Medical Solutions’ Nurses Week 2018 celebration will include:
- A Daily Trivia Challenge & Grand Prize
Answer daily nurse-related trivia questions for the chance to win a $1,500 grand prize!
- “Which Inspirational Quote Are You?” Quiz — In keeping with this year’s theme of inspiration, this fun quiz reveals which magnificent maxim best represents you. Taking the quiz is also your entry for the chance to win one of 50 Nurses Week prizes, including:
- Seventh Annual Nurses of Tomorrow Scholarship — In light of the ever-growing nationwide nursing shortage, Medical Solutions wants to support the education and development of future nurses and nursing leaders. Three lucky nursing scholars will each win a $2,000 scholarship to put towards their education costs! Entries will be accepted here through May 12, 2018.
- Nurses Week Music That Inspires Spotify Playlist — At Medical Solutions, we believe in “Service That Inspires,” so we assembled this Spotify playlist of music that inspires to help keep the energy high this Nurses Week.
- Nurses Week eCards — Enjoy three free shareable and downloadable cards in celebration of Nurses Week. You can post them to Facebook, tag your friends, and download them to share via email or through other social sites with your nurse colleagues and friends.
- “Love in the Scrubs” Music Video Nurse Tribute — Medical Solutions and musician C. Young collaborated to create this original music video tribute which honors nurses for their many selfless contributions to the healthcare field.
Visit WeLoveOurNurses.com to learn more and participate in all the festivities as Medical Solutions celebrates Nurses Week 2018!
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