Verified Credentials Offers Background Screening Insights to Health Care Organizations

Background screening, as both a required and necessary part of the hiring process, helps keep health care organizations compliant, and protects staff and patient safety. As a trusted background screening partner to many health care organizations and VHHA members, Verified Credentials offers these insights on background checks: While fingerprint checks and other state-mandated searches may…

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Merritt Hawkins’ Physician Survey Shows Providers See Social Factors as Key Health Risks

Nationwide, 88 percent of physicians indicate that at least some of their patients (and many patients, in some cases) are affected by social conditions such as poverty, unemployment, lack of education, or drug addiction that poses a serious impediment to their health, according to a survey commissioned by The Physicians Foundation. Among Virginia physicians, 83…

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Qualivis Offers Solutions for Hospitals Facing Weather-Related Supplemental Staff Needs

With Hurricane Florence looming, VHHA Shared Services’ endorsed partner Qualivis reminds the provider community that it has a nationwide network of supplemental staffing to serve hospitals and health systems. The Qualivis network offers easy access to staffing and rapid response agencies to simplify and expedite the search process so providers can stay focused on delivering…

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Qualivis, VHHA Announce Major Expansion to Support Members’ Workforce Needs

Qualivis, in partnership with VHHA Shared Services, is pleased to announce a major expansion in its scope of services to help meet the critical workforce needs of health care facilities throughout Virginia, thanks to a multi-state hospital association collaborative and a new participation agreement with a growing network of staffing agencies selected through a comprehensive…

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Merritt Hawkins Releases Annual Report on Physician Recruiting

Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search firm and endorsed partner of VHHA Shared Services completed its annual “Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives” report. The 54-page document takes a deep dive into starting salaries, signing bonuses, and other incentives commonly used to recruit physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners in today’s evolving…

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Introducing Qualivis (Formerly Healthcare Staffing Services)

VHHA Shared Services’ supplemental staffing program this week announced a name change to Qualivis (formerly Healthcare Staffing Services), a subsidiary of South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) Solutions. At this month’s Healthcare Staffing Solutions (HSS) 2018 Roundtable event in South Carolina, HSS introduced Qualivis, a new name and a new vision for a new company dedicated…

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Enhanced Recruitment Tool Provides Top Quality Candidates for VHHA Members

To further assist VHHA members with staffing shortages and increasing recruitment costs, VHHA Shared Services and HospitalCareers.com are pleased to offer a cost-effective recruitment solution that helps combat workforce shortages, reduces third-party agencies, and replaces ineffective forms of advertising by providing a direct link to quality health care professionals. By using HospitalCareers.com, hospital recruiters can…

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First Major Study on Quality and Cost of Care between Locum Tenens and Non-Locum Tenens

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently published the first major study comparing outcomes achieved by locum tenens physicians to those achieved by non-locum tenens physicians. The study found that mortality rates achieved by both types of physicians were virtually identical, while locum tenens physicians achieved significantly lower hospital readmission rates. Staff Care,…

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