LocumConnections to Share Staffing Strategies at UCAOA Convention
Physician-led locum tenens placement firm supports urgent care center growth through non-traditional approaches to locum tenens physician, nurse practitioner and physician assistant staffing
CHICAGO—April 27, 2015—LocumConnections, a rapidly growing locum tenens physician placement firm built on a unique, physician-led model, will participate in the Urgent Care Association of America’s (UCAOA) 2015 Annual Convention in Chicago April 26-30.
At Booth 309 during the convention, LocumConnections representatives will share the company’s successes and achievements in helping solve staffing challenges for hospitals and physicians’ practices, as well as its commitment to play an important role in staffing for the urgent care market as it grows.
“As our nation’s healthcare model evolves, urgent care is an important, cost-effective alternative for those patients who typically have had to go to a hospital emergency room (ER) for routine—and costly— medical care,” said Talbot “Mac” McCormick, M.D., President and CEO of LocumConnections. “By providing quality physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, LocumConnections can help urgent care providers meet their staffing needs and continue to fulfill their expanding function in bringing down healthcare costs by reducing routine visits to the ER.”
Urgent care: A vital part of the new healthcare paradigm
In managing medical groups across the spectrum from outpatient to urgent care to inpatient practices, Dr. McCormick has seen firsthand the plight of hospitals struggling to provide quality care while costs continue to mount. With LocumConnections, he has grown the company as an advocate for the healthcare industry in its struggles to thrive and to maintain quality levels in the face of rising costs.
“At LocumConnections, we understand the importance of urgent care medicine, and we are dedicated to advance its role in the new healthcare paradigm that promotes convenient, cost-efficient access to routine care, a focus on wellness and a reduction of visits to the ER.”
Because LocumConnections was founded by physicians and operates in the clinical healthcare space, the company brings a unique understanding that delivers significant strategic value to the recruitment investment of any healthcare facility. In particular, LocumConnections is committed to bring equilibrium to the often erratic, cyclical pricing model in the locum tenens industry, helping healthcare facilities meet the demands of the physician shortage with stable pricing that ensures locum tenens staffing is a viable part of a long-term strategy. The company’s network of providers includes urgent care physicians as well as hospitalists, emergency medicine, primary care, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
By physicians, for physicians
According to Dr. McCormick, LocumConnections’ roots grew from actual case studies of clinical recruitment and staffing success in mitigating challenges with hospital partners in the temporary contract hospitalist sector. Since that time the company’s reach has spread nationally in hospital medicine, as well as other inpatient, primary care and facility-based providers in a range of settings—from large metropolitan areas to small rural communities.
“Our mission is to go beyond the definition of locum tenens as ‘placeholder’ staff,” said Dr. McCormick. “We believe that temporary assignments demand the best doctors and other medical staff, the best clinical and personal fit, the best behind-the-scenes services like payroll and travel to ensure the experience is a good one for all concerned. We look forward to sharing our strategy and our recent successes with UCAOA convention attendees.”
LocumConnections provides locum tenens physician (MD/DO) and physician extender (PA/NP) staffing to healthcare and hospital systems, practice management groups and clinics. Because LocumConnections is built and led by physicians who come from both the practice and clinical setting and locum tenens background, the company is uniquely qualified to understand and solve the challenges faced by modern healthcare organizations. With a rapidly growing footprint in the Southeast, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, LocumConnections continues to expand its services to meet the needs of doctors and hospitals across the United States.
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