CRNA Week 2024- Bridging Gaps in Rural Healthcare Access

CRNA Week 2024 featuring CRNA administering anesthetic.

CRNA Week 2024 (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) is an opportunity to recognize these providers’ invaluable role in rural communities where access to quality healthcare can be challenging. These areas often struggle with limited resources and a shortage of medical professionals. CRNAs represent more than 80% of anesthesia providers in underserved regions. Their presence addresses the […]

Thief River Falls Welcomes New ED Medical Director

Thief River Falls ED Medical Director Dr. Justin Harrington

The new Emergency Department Medical Director at Thief River Falls, MN, Dr. Justin Harrington, recently offered insight into what sets the facility apart from other critical access hospitals in smaller communities. A culture committed to growth, an updated facility, and a combination of technology and specialists make Thief River a surprisingly urbanized facility in rural […]

The Hospital CEO Guide to Making Locum Providers Feel Valued

Hospital CEO shaking hands with locum provider

As a hospital CEO, its important to know that a successful introduction to your facility can mean the difference between an engaged locum provider and one who feels neglected and unappreciated, directly impacting the patient experience. Properly greeting a new locum provider can make them feel welcome and helps foster a positive working relationship. Here […]

How Locums Can Get the Most Out of Orientation

Two male doctors and a female doctor sitting in hospital orientation

Sometimes hospital orientations are seen by locums as a tedious, time-consuming process. You don’t want to waste a whole day listening to presentations and filling out paperwork; what you want to do is start seeing patients. However, orientation is a unique opportunity to learn more about the hospital’s culture, policies, and mission and to introduce […]

CRNA Week is Jan. 22nd-28th

National CRNA Week symbol

During National CRNA Week, Wapiti Medical Staffing recognizes and celebrates the impact nurse anesthetists make on the healthcare industry. This year, CRNA Week is Jan. 22nd-28th. History The origins of the CRNA (certified registered nurse anesthetists) role stretch back to the 19th century. In 1846, Dr. William T.G. Morton became the first American to perform a successful […]

Recognizing Human Trafficking Signs in a Healthcare Setting

Victim of human trafficking with hands bound

A recent article from Mag Mutual focuses on the role of healthcare in combating human trafficking. Not Just a Big City Issue Human trafficking is a growing problem in the United States, and it is a mistake to think midwestern states are immune from this horrific crime. For example, Michigan, Missouri, and Nebraska all rank […]