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Let’s Talk Culture: GetMed Staffing’s “Why”

Oct 27, 2022

We are under no illusion that there isn’t a multitude of healthcare staffing companies to choose from. Yet, we’d like to think that GetMed stands out because of why we choose to enter this realm and how we go about our business.

Therefore, founder Linda Hotchkiss spoke more about the GetMed Staffing culture and the company’s motivation within the industry.

How GetMed addresses unmet needs within the industry

“With 16 years of experience in this industry, I saw an opportunity to create a company that offered greater service to candidates and clients,” says Hotchkiss. “By curating an exceptional leadership team, we are building a company that internal employees, travelers, and clients are excited to work with. At the core, our primary focus is to provide the best contract staff to our clients, so they can continue to provide the best care for their communities.”

Hotchkiss says, “In this building, we work hard, support each other, celebrate together, and appreciate our differences.  The diversity in our staff at GetMed is extremely important to me, our travelers, and our clients.”

Why diversity is a substantial value

“Companies that embrace diversity and inclusion in all aspects of their business statistically outperform their peers.”  - J. Bersin

Diversity in nursing directly benefits and improves patient care, patient outcomes, and healthcare. Through diversity awareness, travel nurses and hospital staff maximize patient outcomes while facilitating and increasing a multicultural workplace and collaborative environment.

The main benefits of keeping diversity in mind when handling healthcare staffing include the following:

  • Better care for diverse communities
  • Higher retention
  • Stronger individual motivation
  • Diverse perspectives for better problem solving

A well-rounded approach

When asked about her inspirations toward leadership style, Hotchkiss points to a wide array of industries with a common thread. “I listen to many podcasts, one of which is How I Built This, where owners of companies such as Patagonia, Whole Foods, Southwest Airlines, etc. are interviewed. A recurring theme from these successful entrepreneurs is the importance of hiring the right people you can trust 100%. I am fortunate to have built a team that truly fits that model and strive to enhance it.”

Linda’s advice to new travelers

“You have choices, a LOT of choices when choosing a travel agency. GetMed is very, very unique in that we are a smaller, newer company but have as many job opportunities (assignments) as our much larger competitors. It’s like having all the options of Costco in a store the size of Walgreens. After a brief conversation with one of our recruiters, I guarantee you will see the value in being a GetMed traveler and a true team member.”  

Don’t just take our word for it

Again, we’re under no illusion that hearing people on the inside talk about how wonderful they think their company is enough to sway someone. But we would like to share some reviews from our travelers.

“These people moved mountains for me! My assignment with another company fell through. Not only did I get an assignment with GetMed Staffing, but they also actually got an entire contract with a hospital, JUST FOR ME! My recruiter was awesome in getting me exactly where I wanted to go!”

“I have traveled with several companies over the last couple of years. This is the first agency that fully understands my needs. I love the fact that I know all the recruiters by name (and they all know me too!) I feel like I've found my forever home with GetMed!”

“Can't say enough good things about GetMed. They are very responsive and helpful with all my questions. This was my first assignment, and they helped me get through all the paperwork and continued to check on me every week. Thank you for taking care of me!”

Become a part of GetMed Staffing

The experience you have with GetMed is unlike the rest. We lean into our core values of integrity, excellence, and quality, which shine through with every interaction. Jumping into traveling as a healthcare professional or switching agencies can be scary, but we are here for you every step of the way.

Contact us today to learn how GetMed can help you meet your goals!