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Trevor Strauss, FACHE

Trevor Strauss serves as a Vice President for HWL and has been designing new solutions and driving go to market strategy within healthcare workforce and human capital delivery for organizations since 2008. His expertise comes from having lead deal teams from inception through implementation across the entire labor continuum from search to enterprise-wide workforce and technology solutions. His passion is helping organizations reposition themselves to create the future they desire to meet their operational and financial goals, while ensuring patient care delivery. He received his BS from Lock Haven University, MBA from East Carolina University, and is Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is based out of Atlanta, GA and can be reached at tstrauss@hwlworks.com or 770-298-0122.
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Revolutionizing Healthcare Labor Strategies: From External Reliance to Internal Empowerment

Revolutionizing Healthcare Labor Strategies: From External Reliance to Internal Empowerment

June 11, 2024/By Trevor Strauss, FACHE

A leading healthcare system headquartered in the Southeast, with a network of hospitals and a variety of ancillary health services, was facing a decision to continue with the status quo or insource control of their human capital and workforce solutions.

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Physician and Provider Float Pool Strategy in Healthcare Systems

Physician and Provider Float Pool Strategy in Healthcare Systems

May 31, 2024/By Trevor Strauss, FACHE

Healthcare organizations of all types of focus on addressing their staffing challenges in many ways, and one area that is of growing focus is physician and provider internal resource pools (IRP), often more generally referred to as “float pools”.

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Engaging Locum Tenens in 2024 and Beyond

Engaging Locum Tenens in 2024 and Beyond

May 01, 2024/By Trevor Strauss, FACHE

Over the last several months, much has been discussed about the state of staffing, how certain segments are contracting significantly, and the overall shifting landscape. The one major area of expansion though is the physician and provider space. From the latest by SIA, we are seeing continued locum tenens growth with 27% in 2022, 12% in 2023, and a projected incremental growth in 2024 of an additional 7%.

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The Importance of a Vendor-Neutral MSP in Healthcare

The Importance of a Vendor-Neutral MSP in Healthcare

January 04, 2024/By Trevor Strauss, FACHE

Managed service providers (MSP) have quickly become a mainstay in the U.S. healthcare space, with around 71% of all healthcare organizations utilizing them in some capacity. The benefits that an MSP provides have proven numerous, ranging from streamlining talent acquisition to decreasing procurement costs and beyond.

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Navigating the Rapid Evolution of Locum Tenens Staffing: Insights and Strategies for Success

Navigating the Rapid Evolution of Locum Tenens Staffing: Insights and Strategies for Success

September 15, 2023/By Trevor Strauss, FACHE

For better or worse, the world of locum tenens staffing is changing more rapidly than ever before.  

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To Break Down the Hiring Barriers in Locums, it is Vital to Be Prepared

To Break Down the Hiring Barriers in Locums, it is Vital to Be Prepared

September 01, 2023/By Trevor Strauss, FACHE

Utilizing multiple locum agencies with individual contacts for each specialty can easily become overwhelming and impossible to manage. Due in part to a lack of advancement and modernization in locum tenens staffing over the last decade, many organizations are now seeking new ways to streamline the process. 

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Banner Health Case Study: Empowering Locums and Fostering Innovation with a Flexible Platform

Banner Health Case Study: Empowering Locums and Fostering Innovation with a Flexible Platform

August 31, 2023/By Trevor Strauss, FACHE

 

The Situation

 

Banner Health, regarded and recognized as a top health system in the country for the clinical quality consistently provided to patients in its hospitals, is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. The non-profit health system operates 30 hospitals, including three academic medical centers and other related health entities and services in six states. With over 52,000 employees and 5,000 providers, Banner Health is Arizona's largest private health system and the third largest employer in the Northern Colorado front-range area. 

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3 New(ish) Key Truths in Locums Delivery

3 New(ish) Key Truths in Locums Delivery

June 28, 2023/By Trevor Strauss, FACHE

The world of locum tenens is changing at a pace that most, if not all of us, probably have not seen in our careers. We are seeing many statements or surveys that show that upwards of 40-50%+ of all physicians and providers are doing or open to locums/moonlighting work, 30-40%+ are moving to a locums lifestyle for a work life balance or to supplement their income, and that certain specialties are seeing spikes in utilization so are creating crisis level coverage issues driving department/unit closures or diversion of services.

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A Guide to Locum Tenens and How to Manage Them

A Guide to Locum Tenens and How to Manage Them

March 07, 2023/By Trevor Strauss, FACHE

In the past decades, the healthcare industry as a whole has seen unprecedented labor shortages, which were greatly exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. With record rates of burnout, the Great Resignation, and other factors seemingly outside of the industry's control, healthcare facilities have turned toward locum tenens to fill the gaps. 

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HWL Provides Rapid Response Staffing Solutions for Pediatric Organizations

HWL Provides Rapid Response Staffing Solutions for Pediatric Organizations

December 09, 2022/By Trevor Strauss, FACHE

It's no secret that healthcare organizations have had the need for quick, efficient staffing solutions, even before the pandemic started. While coronavirus certainly put extra strain on these systems as well — between the "Great Resignation", unprecedented rates of burnout, and more — healthcare organizations have been struggling to attract and retain the talent that they need to provide quality patient care and improve patient outcomes, including in pediatrics. In fact, nationally, around 80% of pediatric hospital beds were occupied as of late October 2022.

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Case Study: ESTABLISHING A LOCUMS STAFFING PROCESS FOR TIME SAVINGS AND REDUCED STRESS

Case Study: ESTABLISHING A LOCUMS STAFFING PROCESS FOR TIME SAVINGS AND REDUCED STRESS

September 23, 2022/By Trevor Strauss, FACHE

THE SITUATION 

As the Director of Physician Recruitment at one of the largest health systems in Greater Baltimore, Devyn Kern has a lot  on her plate. The ongoing physician shortage makes her job at LifeBridge Health increasingly difficult, and the steady flow  of physician job requisitions on her desk takes every ounce of her attention. When temporary needs arise, this too falls to  Devyn and her department of two, but with no bandwidth to address the needs and no process to follow, the task is often  delegated to hiring managers, who contact any number of locum staffing agencies for assistance.  

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Locum tenens: are you paying too much?

Locum tenens: are you paying too much?

June 29, 2021/By Trevor Strauss, FACHE

Are you paying market rates for Locums? Or are you overpaying? If you are negotiating rates with agencies individually and without the benefit of a competitive process you are most likely overpaying. The reality is that most health systems do not do a great job ensuring that they are competitive in the marketplace and not being overcharged for fees and conversions.

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What Is an MSP in Staffing?  Your Ultimate Guide to MSPs

What Is an MSP in Staffing?  Your Ultimate Guide to MSPs

June 29, 2021/By Trevor Strauss, FACHE

Updated October 2023

What Is an MSP in Staffing?

Generally speaking, a Managed Service Provider (MSP) is an agency that specializes in outsourcing certain operations in order to cut costs and improve performance for organizations. MSPs act as an alternative to the on-demand outsourcing and the break/fix outsourcing models. While on-demand and break/fix models bill the customer when work is done, MSP takes a more holistic approach and works under a subscription model.

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Navigating Rate Economics in a Post-COVID Environment

Navigating Rate Economics in a Post-COVID Environment

September 11, 2020/By Trevor Strauss, FACHE

Determining market equilibrium pricing can be complex, but it doesn't have to be. Healthcare Workforce Logistics (HWL) is uniquely positioned to act as an honest broker for our clients. Unlike an agency-managed MSP program, we offer the ability to have one set rate with all vendors, tiered rate structures, or individual rates with each agency. We also monitor and assess agencies’ performance on an on-going basis and continuously monitor market pricing to achieve cost reductions on locums, nursing, and allied health professionals. 

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Paying Too Much for Contingent Nursing & Allied Health Professionals?

Paying Too Much for Contingent Nursing & Allied Health Professionals?

August 24, 2020/By Trevor Strauss, FACHE

Nursing and allied health professional wages vary not only among states and cities but also among clinical specialties, certifications, roles, and practice environments. Coupled with the laborious task of managing multiple contract labor agencies, it can be a frustrating recruitment process. The crux of the matter is how do you acquire top temporary talent seamlessly and without overpaying? And how do you uncover if your organization is overpaying in the first place?

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CFO’s Guide to Managing Locum Spend

CFO’s Guide to Managing Locum Spend

May 14, 2020/By Trevor Strauss, FACHE

Locum tenens healthcare providers can be lifesavers for organizations who need additional providers, even though they come with a higher price tag than fully employed providers. Given an aging population and an aging physician workforce, the need for Locums is expected to continue to climb.

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HWL Launches COVID-19 Rapid Response Staffing Program

HWL Launches COVID-19 Rapid Response Staffing Program

March 16, 2020/By Trevor Strauss, FACHE

 

HWL is offering healthcare delivery organizations a rapid response staffing program designed to meet the urgent staffing needs that may be driven by increased demand for healthcare professionals and shortages of core staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   

 

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Case Study - Hartford HealthCare: Standardizing Locums Management With VMS Technology

Case Study - Hartford HealthCare: Standardizing Locums Management With VMS Technology

February 14, 2020/By Trevor Strauss, FACHE

The Situation 

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How an Agency Can Help You Find a Locum Tenens Physician

How an Agency Can Help You Find a Locum Tenens Physician

January 23, 2020/By Trevor Strauss, FACHE

America's healthcare system has its foot stuck on a train track and the evening express is hurtling down the track.

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How standardizing contracts and process drives efficiency and savings

How standardizing contracts and process drives efficiency and savings

August 23, 2018/By Trevor Strauss, FACHE

CLIENT OVERVIEW

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