BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRN) today announced it is scheduled to appear in front of the House of Representatives for the State of Florida. Henry ‘Hank’ Drummond, PhD, MDiv, BA, RN, Chief Clinical Officer for Cross Country Healthcare, will be in Tallahassee on December 1, 2015 to present the case for Florida to join the Nurse Licensure Compact.
Currently, 25 states are part of the Nurse Licensure Compact, which allows nurses to have one multistate license, with the ability to practice in both their home state and other compact states. As a subject matter expert, Mr. Drummond explains, “Because Florida is a ‘snowbird state,’ we see large patient-census fluctuations in our hospitals and healthcare systems. Joining the Nurse Licensure Compact would remove barriers to bringing in temporary nurse staffing. This will alleviate the burden that the uptick in patients puts on full-time, permanent staff.” In addition, as noted by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Inc., there is a big benefit to public protection because states in the compact are able to share more completely, more fully and more timely information about nurses holding a compact license.”
The Florida House of Representatives will put to vote the possibility of Florida joining the Nurse Licensure Compact. William J. Grubbs, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cross Country Healthcare states, “I am pleased to have Mr. Drummond represent not only Cross Country Healthcare, but the State of Florida as a whole, in this review of the matter to join the Nurse License Compact. Patient safety and quality patient care is our ultimate focus when we put nurses and other healthcare professionals to work. The Nurse Licensure Compact can only result in positive changes in this area.”
ABOUT CROSS COUNTRY HEALTHCARE
Cross Country Healthcare, headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, is a national leader in providing leading-edge healthcare workforce solutions. Our solutions are geared towards assisting our clients to solve labor cost issues while maintaining high quality outcomes. With more than 30 years of experience, we are dedicated to placing highly qualified nurses and physicians as well as allied health, advanced practice, and case management professionals. We also provide both retained and contingent placement services for physicians, as well as retained search services for healthcare executives. We have more than 6,500 active contracts with a broad range of clients in both clinical and nonclinical settings, including acute care hospitals, physician practice groups, nursing facilities, both public schools and charter schools, rehabilitation and sports medicine clinics, government facilities, and homecare. Through our national staffing teams and network of more than 70 branch office locations, we are able to place clinicians for travel and per diem assignments, local short-term contracts and permanent positions. We are a market leader in providing flexible workforce management solutions, including managed services programs (MSP), electronic medical record (EMR) transition staffing, recruitment process outsourcing, predictive analytics, education healthcare staffing solutions, internal resource pool consulting and development, and other consultative services.
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