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Happy National Health Center Week

January 12, 2018

Happy National Health Center Week

By Travis Singleton

Merritt Hawkins is proud to be a long-time supporter of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and to be the sole preferred partner for permanent physician search of the National Association of Community Health Center’s Value in Staffing Program.

By partnering with FQHCs around the country, we have the privilege of seeing first-hand how pivotal health centers are to the well-being of millions of traditionally underserved patients nationwide. Enjoying widespread support from both ends of the political spectrum, FQHCs have expanded to approximately 9,000 sites of service and offer primary care, mental health and dental services to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay.

At a time when the healthcare system is facing serious challenges, FQHCs are an unqualified success story, providing quality, affordable, and accessible care to over 24 million patients a year. Through the skills and compassion of a growing number of mission-driven physicians, advanced practitioners and other professionals, FQHCs offer the right care model at the right time.

Merritt Hawkins and our sister company, Staff Care (both companies of AMN Healthcare) are supporting National Health Center Week (August 14-20) with a $30,000 Bronze Level Sponsorship. Our representatives also will be personally attending National Health Center Week celebrations at six healthcare centers, including:

  1. Northeast Valley Health 
  2. Sunset Life 
  3. Metro Community Provider Network 
  4. Great Lakes Bay Health Center 
  5. Central Virginia Health Services
  6. Mountain Comprehensive Health

Merritt Hawkins’ executives will present a plaque to each of the health centers recognizing their commitment to community health and will speak on the central role FQHCs play in providing quality, affordable care to medically underserved populations.

As part of our ongoing support for FQHCs, Merritt Hawkins has developed a white board video illustrating both the key role FQHCs play in today’s health system and how Merritt Hawkins partners with FQHCs nationwide on physician and advanced practitioner recruiting efforts.

Merritt Hawkins also supports FQHCs year-round with thought leadership resources, including white papers and speaking presentations, and with our unique-to-the-industry Pro Bono Physician Search Program for FQHCs. I would be happy to share a copy of our most recent white paper, entitled Topic Guide for FQHCs: Physician Recruiting and Retention, to readers who may find it useful. Please contact me here and have a great National Health Center Week!

Travis Singleton is senior vice president of Merritt Hawkins, a company of AMN Healthcare. He can be reached here.

If you are interested in learning more about our advanced practice and physician staffing services, request an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.


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