Supplemental Health Care Selected By EASTAR Health System For RPO Solution

Innovative Staffing Solution Expands Patient and Community Services

PARK CITY, Utah, April 29, 2014 -- Supplemental Health Care announced today that EASTAR Health System has selected it to provide its innovative and comprehensive Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) solution for EASTAR's Oklahoma-based hospitals.  The EASTAR Health System has a strong commitment to the community in the Muskogee, OK area and has a newly formed executive team in place that is committed to improving patient care and the addition of specialized services offered for that population in that local area.

"In Supplemental Health Care, we found an experienced and talented partner that supports EASTAR's promise to meet the highest national standard for quality and safety in healthcare services," said Bill Peterson, EASTAR Director of Human Resources. "They have a proven record in RPO implementation throughout their customer base."

"We are thrilled that EASTAR Health System has chosen us for this project as the exclusive provider of RPO services," said Tanya Tesseyman, Vice President of Supplemental Health Care's RPO Division.  "Meeting healthcare staffing challenges has always been demanding, especially in more rural markets.  With the shortage of experienced registered nurses and rising operating expenses associated with recruiting, it is becoming even more complex."

Through RPO, Supplemental Health Care increases EASTAR's ability to deliver improved and expanded patient services.  The company will partner with their HR team to provide EASTAR many aspects of essential recruiting services, including employer branding, sourcing, screening, interview coordination, assessment, references, and credential verification.

"Our innovative and industry-leading RPO program nicely complements EASTAR's commitment to exceed healthcare expectations of patients and communities," said Tesseyman.  "Supplemental Health Care's tailored and flexible approach to staffing ensures today's and tomorrow's patient needs are met by professionals focused on providing patient-centered, quality healthcare."  

As the fastest-growing hiring strategy in the healthcare industry, RPO is an efficient and cost-effective staffing solution, providing top-quality candidates for full-time employment.  Supplemental Health Care's RPO program provides benefits in three key areas:

  • Improving hiring performance by reducing open positions and time-to-fill, while decreasing cost-per-hire;
  • reducing costs from staff overtime, contingent labor and third-party recruiters; and
  • Increasing revenue by focusing on priority positions that have direct impact on hospital performance and productivity.

Supplemental Health Care was recently presented the Leadership 500 Award by's Leadership Excellence magazine for its RPO services.  It is the nation's only healthcare staffing company that is quality-certified by The Studer Group, the preeminent healthcare coaching organization and has received the Gold Seal of Approval by the Joint Commission for healthcare staffing services.

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 Outsourcing, Managed Services, PRN Pool Management and Contingent Staffing, Supplemental Health Care utilizes its deep staffing expertise to deliver wide ranging and creative workforce strategies that afford organizations better access to skilled clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals.

Headquartered in Park City, Utah, Supplemental Health Care maintains an extensive local office network of more than 58 offices in major U.S. markets and four fully-integrated national divisions: Travel Nursing, Travel Therapy, Supplemental Physicians and Advanced Practice.  Visit to learn more.

About EASTAR Health System

EASTAR Health System is part of the Capella Healthcare family of healthcare providers.  Capella partners with communities to build strong local healthcare systems that are known for high quality patient care and excellent services.  Based in Franklin, Tennessee, Capella owns and/or operates hospitals in six states.  With the philosophy that all healthcare is local, Capella collaborates with each hospital's medical staff, board and community leadership to take care to the next level.  The company has access to significant leadership and financial resources, reinvesting in its family of hospitals to strengthen and expand services and facilities.  For more information, visit the company's website at