Friday, February 6, 2009

Nurses Now! launches Baltimore based nurses staffing agency to help ease nursing shortage

Nurses Now! launches Baltimore based nurses staffing agency to help ease nursing shortage.

Nurses Now! a new, Baltimore based nurse staffing agency has opened to help ease the nursing shortage in the area. According to a 2002 report by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, there are 126,000 nursing positions unfilled in hospitals nationwide.

(PRWEB) September 7, 2002

BALTIMORE, MD – September 9, 2002- - Nurses Now!, a new nurse staffing agency serving healthcare facilities in the Baltimore/Washington, DC area, opened its doors for business on September 1, 2002 in response to the increasing demand for temporary and long–term nursing staffing needs.

According to a 2002 report by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, there are 126,000 nursing positions unfilled in hospitals nationwide. With the aging of the nation's baby boomers and nurses themselves, it has been estimated that by 2020 "there will be at least 400,000 fewer nurses available to provide care than will be needed," the report says.

“The nursing shortage has hit the Baltimore/DC area hard and we want to help bring relief to the problem. During my time as a VP for United Healthcare, I saw companies that provided per diem nurses for healthcare facilities that didn’t really serve their internal customer, the nurses. In an industry like ours where we are seeing a classic case of supply and demand, it’s the nurses that are in demand. By better serving our internal client with flexible schedules, competitive compensation, and full benefits we will attract and retain the highest quality clinicians. And this allows us to serve our hospital clients better and ultimately deliver better patient care. Our philosophy I what makes us unique: We believe that we are working for the nurses, not the other way around. “said Nurses Now! President and CEO Ben David. Mr. David left United Healthcare in June to form Nurses Now!

The shortage creates an urgency to provide an environment that is attractive to qualified nurses. In response to this, Nurses Now! offers unique perks such as same day pay, full benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401K, short and long term disability, life insurance and bonuses) and even the ability to choose where, when and how often they work.

The Nurses Now! in-house nursing staff conducts in-depth evaluations of applicants including: licensing and accreditation, skills checklist, criminal background checks and drug testing to insure the nurses are of the highest caliber.

“Our mission is simple, Nurses Now! provides the right people, in the right place at the right time. We concentrate on taking care of all the paperwork involved on behalf of our clients and our nurses. Our clients can focus their attention to retaining the full time nursing staff they already have and most importantly, our nurses can focus on patient care,” stated Mr. David.

If you are part of a healthcare facility and wish to learn how Nurses Now! can help you with your clinical staffing needs, or if you are an RN, LPN or CNA and wish to learn how you can join the Nurses Now! team, contact the 410-234-9888.

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Nurses Now! 630 E. Fort Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21230

Phone # 410-234-9888 fax 410-234-9889