Our Story

Rural healthcare is our passion.

How Wapiti Came To Be

Wapiti Medical Staffing’s story begins in 1996 at a small, rural hospital in Iowa. Our founder was a resident at the time and was tasked with managing the ER schedule at the facility.

After learning and struggling firsthand with the staffing challenges that come along with keeping a rural ER running smoothly, a staffing company was eventually born.

Healthcare Staffing, Done With Integrity and Reliability

The word “wapiti” means “Elk,” and it also means to “roam.” Elk are strong, majestic creatures, and we are proud of our providers who roam the countryside delivering care to local communities, living up to our internal motto to “Be herd, be wild, be magnificent.” The pride we take in our work helped us grow over the years, and 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 serves Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Michigan and select systems across the U.S.

While Wapiti Medical Staffing has grown over the years to serve multiple states, one thing has remained constant – our passion for helping rural health systems, our commitment to maintaining close relationships, and our desire to provide the best service to every facility and provider we work with. Wapiti Medical Staffing’s story is inseparable from our commitment to rural healthcare. 

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.

Fast And Efficient Rural Healthcare Staffing Solutions

Wapiti Medical Staffing provides exceptional service to healthcare providers and facilities focused on delivering exceptional patient care. Put our expertise to work for you today.