Supplemental Health Care Partners with Parkland Hospital in Meeting Staffing Needs

Company’s RPO Business Solution Aids in Reducing Contract Labor Costs by Recruiting and Hiring Full-Time Parkland Employees

DALLAS/PARK CITY, Utah – Sept. 10, 2013 – Supplemental Health Care, a national provider of healthcare workforce solutions, is pleased to have partnered with Parkland Health & Hospital System’s human resources department in recruiting and hiring full-time Parkland healthcare professionals, helping reduce the Hospital’s need for contract labor.

The company was selected by Parkland late last year as the sole-source recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) provider. Working closely with Parkland’s human resources department and hiring managers, Supplemental Health Care designed and implemented a system-wide, end-to-end RPO process in order to fill more than 500 open positions with full-time Parkland employees.

The company is now contributing to an ongoing recruitment and hiring strategy with the hospital to provide permanent healthcare professionals who are focused on quality, patient-oriented care. This program to hire full-time Parkland employees in a variety of critical positions will help decrease contract labor costs.

Supplemental Health Care’s customized RPO is an efficient and cost-effective solution, providing top-quality candidates and hiring full-time employees for Parkland at an average of one-third the cost of traditional recruiting firm placements.

In the eight months that Supplemental Health Care has partnered with Parkland, the firm has interviewed more than 1,350 candidates and at this time has hired 500 full-time healthcare professionals. These have included registered nurses, patient care assistants, medical coders, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, administrative and many more. The program enhances the Parkland’s ability to deliver quality healthcare throughout its entire hospital system.

“We are pleased our RPO solution is helping to meet Parkland’s full-time healthcare staffing needs in a costeffective manner. Parkland has a long-standing legacy in the Dallas community through its premier teaching opportunities, community outreach programs, and state-of-the-art healthcare centers,” said Janet Elkin, president and chief executive officer of Supplemental Health Care. “Our team looks forward to making continued contributions to Parkland’s ongoing recruitment and hiring strategy. Our goal remains helping attract and hire qualified healthcare professionals needed to assure Parkland continues meeting the needs of the Dallas County area.”

“Parkland is pleased to have found a hiring partner that possesses a comprehensive understanding of the diverse staffing and patient care needs of our organization,” said James R. Johnson, senior vice president, Human Resources at Parkland. “Supplemental Health Care’s capabilities in various talent acquisition functions, complemented with its well-developed workforce tools and technology, have made significant contributions in meeting Parkland’s all-important hiring needs.”

Supplemental Health Care’s RPO business solution ensures that high-quality healthcare staffing needs are met for a variety of hospitals, clinics, urgent and acute care, rehabilitation facilities and many others.

“The demand for innovative RPO services is a growing trend in the healthcare industry,” said Elkin. “As the necessity for qualified healthcare providers increases under the Affordable Care Act, organizations are looking for ways to improve upon current recruiting and hiring practices. As we have shown at Parkland, our customized RPO solutions help provide the answers they are looking for.”

About Supplemental Health Care

Since its inception in 1984, Supplemental Health Care has served as a comprehensive workforce solutions provider that delivers customized strategies to address staffing challenges faced by healthcare organizations nationwide. Leveraging a selection of business solutions such as Recruitment Process OutsourcingManaged Services, PRN Pool Management and Contingent Staffing, Supplemental Health Care utilizes its deep staffing expertise to deliver wide ranging workforce strategies that afford organizations better access to skilled clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals.

Headquartered in Park City, Utah, Supplemental Health Care’s maintains an extensive local office network of more than 55 offices in major U.S. markets and five fully-integrated national divisions: Travel Nursing, Travel Therapy, Supplemental Physicians, Direct Hire and Advanced Practice.

About Parkland Health & Hospital System

Parkland Health & Hospital System first opened its doors in 1894 and is one of the largest public hospital systems in the country with 770 staffed adult beds and 65 staffed neonatal beds and more than 9,000 employees. The hospital averages about 47,000 admissions annually. Services include a Level I Trauma Center, the second largest civilian burn center in the U.S. and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The system also includes 20 community-based clinics, 11 school-based clinics and numerous outreach and education programs. Parkland is the primary teaching hospital for The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. For more information, visit