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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Six Insights on Physician Shortage from Merritt Hawkins

Becker’s Hospital Review recently posted an article based on a new Merritt Hawkins white paper –Physician Supply Considerations: The Emerging Shortage of Medical Specialists. The article includes several data points regarding the emerging shortage of specialist physicians. Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search firm for more than 30 years, partners with hospitals, medical groups,…

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Merritt Hawkins Survey Shows Majority of Physicians Support Single-Payer System

A majority of physicians support a single-payer health care system, according to a new survey by Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search firm and a company of AMN Healthcare (NYSE: AMN). The national survey of 1,033 physicians found that 56 percent of physicians support a single-payer system, with 42 percent saying they strongly support…

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Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives Report Now Available

Merritt Hawkins’ annual Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives report is now available. Now in its twenty-fourth year, the publication that is the most comprehensive report on physician recruiting incentives in the industry is available to VHHA members. The extensive report highlights which physician types are most in demand, current starting salaries for…

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Merritt Hawkins Survey: Two-Thirds of Physicians Have Negative View of AHCA

Two-thirds of physicians have a negative impression of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Republican-sponsored bill to unwind Obamacare, while only about one-fourth support it, according to a recent survey of 1,112 physicians conducted by Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search firm and a company of AMN Healthcare. The survey found some 66…

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