We are pleased to introduce Amanda Wheeler, RN, BSN, MBA, as HWL's new VP of InSourcing (IRP)! Amanda brings a wealth of experience in hospital workforce management, having played a key role in developing and implementing an Internal Resource Pool for WellStar Health System and Emory Healthcare. In addition, she has been a crucial stakeholder in managing contingent labor/MSP programs, standardizing and centralizing VMS, MSP, and internal staffing & scheduling solutions, and working closely with HR and Nursing leaders. Amanda is a member of several nursing associations, including Nursing & Healthcare Associations, and is Six Sigma Yellow Belt certified. Get to know Amanda below!
Recent years have seen the healthcare industry battling increasing obstacles, but according to multiple surveys and polls, from ACHE and MGMA respectively, staffing shortages remain the top concern of healthcare leaders. While staffing shortages have long plagued the industry, the rapidly rising agency rates for contract nurses and other staff are no longer sustainable for many organizations.
Managed service providers (MSPs) assume the responsibility of managing multiple healthcare staffing vendors and their contracts; however, not all MSPs offer the same degree of quality, oversight, and attention to detail. Whether your healthcare organization’s staffing challenges are the result of the pandemic crisis or have a need for optimizing the utilization and cost associated with agency labor, Healthcare Workforce Logistics (HWL) programs are designed to deliver high-quality healthcare professionals at competitive market rates.