LocumConnections Accepted for Membership in the Prestigious NALTO

Standard-setter for locum tenens industry NALTO collaborates with leading placement firms to promote sound business practices, address opportunities, challenges in an evolving industry

ATLANTA, GA—April 14, 2016—LocumConnections, a rapidly growing locum tenens physician placement firm built on a unique, physician-led model, has been accepted for membership in the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO), a trade organization that promotes sound business practices in the locum tenens industry.

Membership in NALTO is a significant achievement for locum tenens placement firms.

“We are proud to join the impressive companies on NALTO’s membership roster and to work with them in a united effort to maintain the highest standards for our industry,” said Talbot “Mac” McCormick, M.D., President and CEO of LocumConnections. “We look forward to sharing ideas with the organization’s membership as we address the opportunities and challenges in our evolving industry.”

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Growing Focus on Hospital Metrics Is Changing the Role of Locum Tenens Physicians

Rounding with nurses, participating in multidisciplinary teams and other approaches to improve ALOS, readmit rates to be discussed at LocumConnections’ booth at SHM Annual Meeting

SAN DIEGO —March 8, 2016—The focus on metrics is more intense in hospital medicine than ever before, and is changing the role of locum tenens physicians on hospital clinical teams, including a greater focus on strong organizational skills and teamwork, and higher expectations regarding working closely with multidisciplinary teams.

“In hospital medicine’s early years, providing inpatient coverage and care was our sole focus,” said Talbot “Mac” McCormick, M.D., President and CEO of LocumConnections, a rapidly growing locum tenens physician placement firm built on a unique, physician-led model. “Today’s hospitalists are faced with many outcome expectations and metrics that require both clinical acumen, strong organizational skills and teamwork, which makes the role of the hospital clinician more challenging than ever. The workday is changing not only for full-time hospital physicians, but also for their locum counterparts.”

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A Proactive Approach to Locum Tenens Helps Hospitals Mitigate Costs and Improve Performance

LocumConnections to Share Best Practices for Temporary Physician and Physician Extender Staffing at SHMC

NEW ORLEANS, LA—October 22, 2015—“Many hospitals react to temporary staffing needs with varying degrees of panic, working at the last minute to fill upcoming vacancies,” said Talbot “Mac” McCormick, M.D., President and CEO of LocumConnections, a rapidly growing locum tenens physician placement firm built on a unique, physician-led model. “Granted, the costs of temporary staffing don’t go away by planning for physician absences, but they can be mitigated by forethought and appropriate risk management.”

At Booth 25 during the Southern Hospital Medicine Conference in New Orleans Oct. 21-24, LocumConnections will share insight on helping hospitals take a proactive approach to temporary staffing and other staffing best practices. “Most important is partnering with a locum tenens firm that has clinical experience,” said McCormick. “The industry is changing today, and hospitals can benefit from a new model that is emerging to bring equilibrium to what has been an erratic market.”

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LocumConnections to Share Clinical Leadership Approach at ACP Internal Medicine Meeting

Physician-led locum tenens placement firm takes non-traditional approach to physician staffing through understanding of today’s healthcare challenges, partnership with hospitalist services firm

BOSTON—April 30, 2015—LocumConnections, a rapidly growing locum tenens physician placement firm built on a unique, physician-led model, will participate in the American College of Physicians’ Internal Medicine Meeting 2015 in Boston April 30-May 2.

At Booth 1237 during the meeting, LocumConnections representatives will share the company’s successes and achievements in helping solve staffing challenges for hospitals and physicians’ practices, as well as its expertise in crafting quality of life for locum tenens physicians, from the ideal location and hospital culture to the perfect mix of incentives and benefits.

“The ACP Internal Medicine Meeting is one of the largest gatherings of physicians, residents and medical students, with an expected attendance of 70,000,” said Talbot “Mac” McCormick, M.D., President and CEO of LocumConnections. “Many of the attendees are looking for new opportunities in the locum tenens arena, and we will be there to share our expertise and discuss the difference a placement firm with clinical leadership can make in the locum tenens experience.”

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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.”

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LocumConnections to Share Rural Hospital Staffing Strategies at NRHA Conference

Physician-led locum tenens placement firm advocates for rural hospitals’ survival through new healthcare models, non-traditional approaches to locum tenens physician staffing

PHILADELPHIA—April 15, 2015—LocumConnections, a rapidly growing locum tenens physician placement firm built on a unique, physician-led model, will participate in the National Rural Health Association’s 38th annual Rural Health Conference in Philadelphia April 14-17.

At Booth 307 during the conference, LocumConnections representatives will share the company’s successes and achievements in helping rural hospitals solve some of their biggest challenges.

“Traditional healthcare models won’t stop the closure of rural hospitals,” said Talbot “Mac” McCormick, M.D., President and CEO of LocumConnections. “Effective solutions will require new methods, including a more strategic approach to locum tenens staffing that goes beyond trying to fill a last-minute need with temporary ‘placeholder’ staff. Because our company was founded by physicians and operates in the clinical healthcare space, we bring a unique understanding that delivers significant strategic value to a hospital program with their recruitment investment.”

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Locum Connections to Share Unique Hospital Staffing Strategies at SHM Annual Conference

Physician-led locum tenens placement firm understands today’s healthcare challenges, helps hospitals gain greater value from the recruiting investment

WASHINGTON, D.C.—March 29, 2015—LocumConnections, a rapidly growing locum tenens physician placement firm built on a unique, physician-led model, will participate in the Society of Hospital Medicine annual conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD, March 29-April 1.

At Booth 1212 during the conference, LocumConnections representatives will share the company’s successes and achievements in helping hospitals solve some of their biggest challenges.

“In contrast to third party outside staffing firms, we operate in the clinical healthcare space,” said Joseph “Jody” Turner, Vice President of the Atlanta-based company. “Our founders were physicians who saw something lacking in the way temporary clinical staffing needs were being met by traditional locum tenens firms, and they decided to do something about it, putting their healthcare and business acumen to work to benefit the industry as a whole. Since that time we have seen our reach spread nationally in hospital medicine, as well as other inpatient, primary care and facility based providers.”

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