News to Know – Week of September 20

Representatives from MHA Endorsed Business Partner Medical Solutions will discuss how the pandemic has transformed healthcare staffing during a free webinar from 1 to 2 p.m. ET Sept. 22.  Hosted by Becker’s Hospital Review, the webinar will examine the massive shift in how hospitals and health systems approach staffing and contingent labor. Details and registration are available online.

Applications for the American Hospital Association Dick Davidson NOVA Award will be accepted through Nov. 19. Up to five organizations will be recognized with the award in 2022, honoring their collaborative efforts to improve community health. The 2021 winners of the award provide examples and inspiration for submitting applications.

Michigan’s 2021 Fall Immunization Conferences will be held via webinar from 8 a.m. to noon ET Oct. 13 and 14. Content will be the same both days, so those interested in participating should register for one day at a cost of $25 per person. The half-day conferences will provide participants with a variety of practice-management tools, techniques and information that will help assure that all their patients are fully immunized. Sarah Schillie, MD, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be the keynote speaker.

Placing Clinicians in One Week at the Start of COVID-19 in NYC

Medical Solutions

Medical SolutionsDue to a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases at the beginning of the pandemic, a hospital turned to Medical Solutions, its trusted staffing partner, to address its demand for needing skilled clinicians in New York as quickly as possible. Medical Solutions is an endorsed business partner of the MHA and a leading provider of innovative staffing support through its Managed Services Provider program.

A case study from Medical Solutions details the lessons learned from this partnership:

  • Pick the Right Partner – Medical Solutions had an eight-year staffing relationship with this hospital system. Familiarity and trust were critical to finding ways to move quickly.
  • Efficient Interviewing – To efficiently find nurses and ensure the facility directors continued to provide patient care, Medical Solutions’ internal nurse managers conducted interviews and made offers.
  • Operational Support – Medical Solutions handled administrative tasks like recruiting and onboarding, communicating with multiple agencies, and maintaining compliance standards to reduce the strain on hospital staff.
  • Licensing Changes – An allowance in the state licensure expanded the candidate pool and improved the ability to find qualified clinicians. 

To learn more about Medical Solutions, contact Rory Audino at (402) 986-5167 or Blake Sorrell at (402) 401-4505.  For more information on the MHA Endorsed Business Partner program, contact Rob Wood at the MHA.