After serving as a traveling critical care nurse, Matt Floyd decided that the best way he could help his patients was to focus on improving the lives of his fellow traveling nurses. He wanted to find a way to deliver on the broken promises of traveling nursing.
In August, when Trinity Healthcare Staffing Group, the company he founded, celebrates its 15th anniversary, he and his colleagues will have placed thousands of traveling healthcare professionals in close to 1000 healthcare facilities in 48 states. Along the way, it’s also been listed four times on Inc. Magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in America. And how do they help the nurses and other healthcare professionals? By sticking to the company’s motto of “Doing what we say we’ll do.”
Like many young healthcare professionals, Floyd was lured into a career as a traveling healthcare professional by the promise of high wages, paid travel expenses, and employer-provided housing. Instead he got late paychecks that were lower than promised, housing that didn’t materialize, and lack of advancement opportunities and respect from the staffing firms he worked through.
“You get into nursing because you want to provide outstanding care, take the best possible care of your patients,” Floyd said. “And in an ideal world, you’d be able to check problems like late checks and no housing at the door. But that’s not the way people work -- it’s hard to focus on your job when you don’t know where you’re going to sleep tonight or why your paycheck is late or less than you were promised.”
Today, the small business that started with Floyd and a staffing coordinator working around a kitchen table remains focused and committed to both clients and caregivers despite growing to about 60 staffers in a 12,000 square foot complex in Florence. The company provides a benefits package that is typical of much larger companies and pays its healthcare professionals more than just about any healthcare staffing agency in the country. It’s the kind of company Floyd wishes he’d worked for as a traveling nurse.
“The one thing that you know as a travel nurse is that every organization promises the same thing. The difference about our company is that we actually do it,” Floyd said.
As it grows, Trinity is looking to hire more healthcare professionals in a variety of settings in nursing, allied health, and locum tenens positions to meet increasing demand, and is also hiring internal employees to support the demand to find those professionals.
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