Cincinnati-based Health Carousel has become an increasingly prominent player in the United States’ healthcare staffing industry. The firm regularly assists hospitals and medical practices in all 50 states with their healthcare staffing needs. While providing these client services, Health Carousel has been recognized for its ethical, sustainable recruitment practices.
Health Carousel also maintains a firm commitment to enrich the communities in which it does business. Toward that end, the company supports local non-profit organizations in several ways. Health Carousel also encourages and facilitates employees’ contributions to non-profits of special interest.
Health Carousel Uplifts Its Surrounding Communities
Health Carousel’s healthcare staffing leadership enables the company to positively impact hospitals and medical practices across the United States. While engaged in this important work, Health Carousel’s executives and employees strive to ensure that the company’s strategic initiatives and operating practices are in concert with the firm’s mission. Specifically, Health Carousel seeks to consistently improve its local and global communities’ lives and health.
Sustained Workforce Empowerment
Health Carousel facilitates a business environment that enables every employee to thrive. The company’s inclusive workplace embraces diversity and identity in all forms. Health Carousel also maintains multiple employee development, learning, and well-being programs in its regional offices. Together, these initiatives serve to encourage employees’ ongoing professional and personal growth.
Positive Community Impacts
Health Carousel’s charitable giving and in-kind donations activities give it a broad reach. Throughout the communities it serves, the company engages in health-focused initiatives in concert with its mission.
In addition, Health Carousel’s Board of Directors engages in ongoing quality-of-life enhancements within the company’s many communities. Finally, Health Carousel’s corporate sponsorships enable many non-profit events to have maximum community impact.
Health Carousel’s employees also play key roles in the company’s community outreach. First, healthcare sector employees are often acknowledged for their desire to make a difference in their communities. Recognizing this, Health Carousel provides its team members with the latitude and resources to engage in charitable activities of their choice.
Stated another way, the company encourages employees to contribute to non-profit groups with which they feel deeply aligned. By consistently recognizing employees’ volunteer efforts, Health Carousel sets the stage for further employee engagement.
Health Carousel’s Key 2020 Initiatives
Each year, Health Carousel participates in numerous community partnerships across the United States. In 2020, the company supported these (and other) initiatives.
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross Blood Donations (50 Lives Saved)
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- Daisy Foundation Recognition and Scholarship Programs
- Feeding America Donations
- Leukemia and Lymphoma Society “Light the Night”
Health Carousel’s Community-Based Awards
Since its 2004 inception, Health Carousel has received numerous awards for its community support activities. The company has also been recognized for its respected position in the business community.
- Daisy Award (from Daisy Foundation)
- Health Care Heroes Award (from Cincinnati Business Courier)
- Pillar Award for Community Service (Medical Mutual)
- Best Place to Work in Cincinnati, OH (multiple years)
- Best Place to Work in Dayton, OH (multiple years)
- Top 25 Healthiest Employers in Dayton, OH (Dayton Business Journal)
- Ernst & Young 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year
5 Ways Companies Benefit from Community Partnerships
When a company actively contributes to its local community, the business benefits in five distinct ways. Some benefits may enhance the firm’s marketplace position relative to competitors without community involvement. The company may also demonstrate its corporate social responsibility and enjoy stronger employee engagement and retention.
Spurs Corporate Social Responsibility Alignment
In today’s era of corporate social responsibility, companies are expected to support causes and organizations that benefit their local communities. Engaging in ongoing partnerships with local non-profit organizations is a time-honored way to do that. Sponsoring a non-profit group’s event provides financial support. In addition, the business presents itself as an active participant in the community.
Younger employees, such as millennials and Gen Zers, are especially strong corporate social responsibility advocates. In fact, these workers often expect their employer to integrate these principles into its core operations. When the company demonstrates that it’s socially responsible, younger workers will likely feel more aligned with the firm.
When employees feel their employer shares their views and priorities, the workers will likely display higher retention rates. In addition, high-caliber local residents will likely be drawn to a company that embraces its role in the community.
Enables Positive Customer Perceptions
When a company supports local community organizations and initiatives, customers will view the business more favorably. This positive perception provides the company with an ideal platform for reinforcing its vision and mission in front of a receptive audience.
Taking it a step further, many customers will gladly pay higher prices for products offered by a company that shares their values. When choosing between two products with similar features and prices, customers will often purchase the item sold by the socially responsible business.
Increases Brand Awareness
Companies that engage with non-profit organizations, or participate in community events, can increase existing customers’ brand awareness. In addition, this positive exposure can position the business in front of potential customers who don’t yet know about the company’s products or services.
Besides increasing brand awareness, the company’s partnership with the non-profit group or event signifies the business’ alignment with the organization. Current and prospective customers may regard this relationship in a positive light. Specifically, the customers may consider the company as a valuable contributor to community growth.
Enhances Employee Engagement
Employees who support local non-profit groups experience multiple benefits. First, workers often see improved mental and physical well-being from helping to uplift a worthy community organization. Whether this takes the form of individual or group support, the volunteer knows their contribution helps advance the non-profit’s mission.
Volunteering with coworkers also builds camaraderie, teamwork, and leadership skills. To illustrate, workers who team up to paint and landscape a Habitat for Humanity home enjoy a joint sense of accomplishment. In addition, they experience the satisfaction of helping a worthy cause.
Employees who participate in volunteer activities generally have higher engagement and job satisfaction levels. These workers may also be pleased that they can be part of a bigger-picture solution. These feelings contribute to a positive company culture, decreasing the chances that these workers will leave the company.
Builds Alliances with Complementary Businesses
Community-engaged companies often collaborate with other businesses on non-profit initiatives and events. During these endeavors, the corporate partners may discover mutually beneficial business opportunities. These alliances will serve to broaden the local business community over time.
In addition, two corporate non-profit supporters may envision other fundraising initiatives and/or event concepts. By joining forces to support local non-profit organizations, these partners can amplify their impact and facilitate each non-profit group’s growth.
About Health Carousel
The United States healthcare staffing industry provides qualified medical professionals to hospitals and medical practices across the country. Cincinnati-based Health Carousel, established in 2004, has become a key player in this rapidly expanding arena. In fact, in 2022 Health Carousel ranks as the ninth-largest healthcare staffing firm in the country.
Health Carousel serves clients in all 50 states. Whether partnering with a leading metro area hospital, or providing qualified staff to a small-town medical practice, Health Carousel maintains the same high-quality hiring standards. The company accepts carefully selected candidates for permanent, temp-to-perm, and contract work assignments.
Healthcare Recruiting and Hiring Specialists
Recruiting qualified medical professionals for open assignments is an ongoing challenge. Health Carousel’s seasoned recruiters strategically utilize updated recruitment technology and other digital tools. In addition, the regionally based recruiters are intimately familiar with their local employment markets.
Taken together, these factors enable Health Carousel to successfully source the medical professionals they need in a competitive industry. At the same time, the company closely adheres to strict ethical recruitment and hiring practices. Health Carousel has received numerous awards for its diligence in following these standards.
Travel Nursing Solutions Meet Clients’ Diverse Needs
Versatile, adaptable travel nurses have long been a mainstay of healthcare staffing firms’ offerings. Hospitals and medical practices consistently face staffing shortages, creating a need for skilled travel nurses to deliver quality patient care. Some travel nurses maintain specialized skills that further increase the demand for their services.
Clients frequently contact Health Carousel Travel Nursing (or HCTN) with urgent staffing needs. When this occurs, HCTN’s streamlined management framework enables a quick, effective response. Then, the company’s skilled recruiters get to work to fulfill clients’ staffing requests. Although each client’s needs differ, travel nurses are typically offered short- to mid-length job assignments with a choice of starting dates.
Locum Tenens Physicians are Key to Medical Facilities’ Operation
Hospitals and medical practices cannot operate without an adequate complement of physicians and/or advanced practitioners. When these professionals take some well-deserved time off, the Health Carousel Locum Tenens (or HCLT) Division springs into action. The company’s skilled recruiters find qualified medical professionals to fill these short-term vacancies.
To fulfill clients’ requests, HCLT recruiters sift through each state’s database of physicians and advanced practitioners. When the recruiter identifies a good candidate, the HCLT team handles the credentialing and onboarding work. Once the medical professional arrives onsite, the facility (and the patients) benefit from more diverse service offerings and more streamlined care.
Targeted Workforce Solutions Address Distinct Staffing Needs
Each hospital or medical practice has certain factors that determine their staffing needs. Therefore, a “one-size-fits-all” staffing solution won’t resolve the facility’s unique problem. Fortunately, the Health Carousel Workforce Solutions (or HCWS) Team has the resources to deliver a custom solution for every challenge.
To begin, the HCWS Chief Nursing Officer directs a clinical expert team that devises the targeted client solution. Next, workforce management personnel implement each program and make adjustments to optimize the outcomes.
Managed Services Provider Solutions Target Each Problem’s Source
Each healthcare staffing problem results from multiple interrelated factors. Getting to the bottom of the issue is key to resolving it. That’s where the Health Carousel Managed Services Provider (or MSP) Team comes in.
First, the Team identifies the challenge. This paves the way for clinically managed workforce specialists to bring technology and industry knowledge to inform a solution. A custom staffing plan will resolve the core issue, resulting in reduced need for a contingent staffing complement.
In turn, the medical facility benefits from lower expenses and improved revenues. The client’s workforce should also experience higher job satisfaction, which leads to improved patient care.
Health Carousel International’s Global Staffing Solutions
Many medical facilities are seeking longer-term staffing solutions. That’s where Health Carousel International (or HCI) can help. This well-regarded healthcare staffing firm assists international healthcare professionals who want to build a career in United States hospitals or medical practices.
Health Carousel International’s PassportUSA Program is designed to assist Registered Nurses, medical technologists, and physical and occupational therapists from diverse nations. HCI handles all recruitment and hiring logistics.
The credentialed healthcare professionals arrive in the United States ready to begin their assignments. HCI clinical team professionals facilitate each employee’s continued career development. The team also ensures that each person maintains required certifications and/or other professional credentials.
Health Carousel’s Ethical Nurse Recruitment Initiatives
HCI enthusiastically welcomes international nursing professionals for United States assignments. Concurrently, the company also engages in activities to grow originating nations’ skilled nurse populations. HCI has been recognized for its dedication to ethics-driven global nurse recruiting and hiring activities.
In fact, the Alliance for Ethical Recruitment Practices has designated Health Carousel a “Certified Ethical Recruiter.” This non-profit organization is an advocate for fair, transparent recruitment of international healthcare professionals looking to embark on United States-based careers.
Health Carousel’s “Light the Way” Program
Finally, Health Carousel’s “Light the Way” Program also reflects the company’s admirable recruiting practices. As part of this initiative, the firm encourages its nurses to earn graduate and postgraduate degrees. This advanced education positions these nursing professionals to teach the next generation of nurses.
Health Carousel’s “Light the Way” initiative is active in the United States and in other countries in which the company maintains operations. Over time, Health Carousel will continue to positively impact the global nursing shortage and promote better overall patient care.