Our Story

Wapiti means "Elk" - which gave us a great logo. It also means to roam. We are proud of our providers that roam the countryside caring for our local communities.


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in 1996 in a small rural hospital in Iowa. Our founder, a resident at the time, was told he would be responsible for the ER schedule at that facility. There was not a grand plan to be a staffing company, but it became the start of something special. From its humble start in Iowa, Wapiti expanded to neighboring states, always focusing on rural healthcare. Our motivation has always been and continues to be maintaining close relationships with our providers and our partner facilities.

In 2012, Wapiti teamed with Siouxland Staffing Services under the Wapiti name. In 2018, Wapiti acquired Emergency Practice Associates (EPA), a medical staffing company based in Waterloo, Iowa.  Wapiti currently has offices in Milbank, SD; Huron, SD; Rapid City, SD; Salt Lake City, UT; and Cedar Falls, IA.

Today, Wapiti is one of the largest medical staffing firms in the upper Midwest, and we can candidly state that we are great at what we do. We are a multi-year recipient of ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® Award, putting Wapiti Medical Staffing in the top 2% of all staffing groups nationwide.

Wapiti Medical Staffing
107 Flynn Drive
Suite 600
Milbank, SD 57252

Phone: (888) 733-4428
or (605) 432-6621
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