August 21, 2014 – Consilium Staffing, Your Partner in Locum Tenens, is sub-contracting with small businesses to provide temporary physicians in response to the President’s landmark VA hospital reform legislation signed on August 7th, allocating $5 billion to the Department of Veterans Affairs to hire more doctors.
The VA currently operates more than one hundred fifty medical centers nationwide, and has been overwhelmed by an increase in the number of patients awaiting treatment, including vets from the Vietnam War, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
“We launched our Government Services team more than a year ago based on our commitment to serve our active duty military personnel and the veterans who have served this great country of ours. The recent headlines highlighting the need for additional physicians and other healthcare providers to treat these patients has only emboldened our commitment, and we are proud to be part of the solution,” says Matt Baade, Executive Vice President for Consilium.
Consilium’s Government Services Team works with other businesses across the country to deliver a steady stream of temporary physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants for government healthcare positions, regardless of the length of assignment.
The healthcare staffing firm’s dedicated government team is led by Lisa Holmes, Director of Government Services. Holmes has more than thirty years of experience in Federal Healthcare, which includes management of federal business activities for numerous corporations, as well as fifteen years with the U.S. Army Supply and Logistics team in Germany.
“As a spouse of a U.S. Army combat veteran who received a Purple Heart in Vietnam, and the daughter of a Korean Vet, my first priority is to ensure the providers we place in federal health facilities are committed to a cause greater than themselves, delivering the best care that can be provided to such a deserving population,” says Holmes.
Consilium’s portfolio of more than ten thousand providers vastly improves their business partners’ ability to quickly present quality candidates to fill the nation’s government-run healthcare facilities.
About Consilium Staffing
Consilium Staffing is a locum tenens company offering temporary healthcare providers to medical facilities nationwide. For more information on Consilium Staffing, please visit www.ConsiliumStaffing.com.
Mike Gianas is the Director of Communications with Consilium Staffing