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Texas Health Resources and Medfinders, Inc. Form Joint Venture to Recruit and Manage Contract Medical Professionals
Date:7/22/2009

New organization aims to meet challenges of recruiting and retaining nurses and allied healthcare professionals to improve patient care

ARLINGTON, Texas, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Health Resources and Medfinders, Inc., have formed a joint venture designed to help Texas Health hospitals improve patient care by recruiting and retaining quality nurses and allied healthcare professionals. Medfinders, the parent company of Nursefinders, is the nation's largest supplier of managed staffing programs for healthcare providers. The joint venture, operating as Texas Health SingleSource Staffing (THSSS), oversees the staffing of all per-diem, local-contract and travelling nurses and allied healthcare professionals for Texas Health's system of 14 hospitals across North Texas.

"This unique approach to staffing will provide nurses and allied health professionals with the flexibility and mobility that many of them desire," said Joan Clark, chief nursing executive and senior vice president of Texas Health Resources. "At the same time, it provides them with more stability and a familiar environment. That combination of flexibility, mobility, stability and familiarity is only possible within a large, established healthcare system like Texas Health."

"Texas is facing a critical shortage of nurses and allied health professionals," said Doug Hawthorne, FACHE, CEO of Texas Health Resources. "As most surveys of patient satisfaction indicate, nurses are the key to providing patients with what they perceive as a satisfactory experience. Texas Health is investing a great deal of effort and resources into recruiting top-notch nurses and allied health professionals who support patient care because we're committed to improving quality, patient safety and the entire patient experience."

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