Continued COVID-19 preparedness and market shift in demand

January 28, 2021

During this critical and unprecedented time, Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Qualivis, recognizes the importance of supporting hospitals and their staffing demands. The last few months have tested hospital capacities, staff morale and ability to adapt and hospital leaders must continue to think differently and proactively. While staffing vendors have previously been considered an antagonist, today the real enemy is the lack of access to high-quality candidates via standard staffing resources, coupled with the unknowns of the pandemic — which could ultimately cost more than engaging in a contingency plan!

Healthcare hiring has never been more strained. Impacts of the pandemic on our healthcare workforce are widespread, leaving hiring leaders in a frenzy to add talent faster than ever. As hospital and health systems navigate these challenges, recruitment and retention strategies are driven to the forefront. Current ICU demand remains 501 percent higher than pre-COVID levels. Qualivis president Sherry Kolb, RN invites you to discuss how we can navigate the workforce shortage and build a better workplace in the upcoming webinar Recruitment and Retention Strategies during COVID-19, 11a.m. –12p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11. Register for the webinar here.

Qualivis can help assist your hospital in evaluating its crisis staffing requirements and opportunities. Qualivis not only has over 500,000 pre-vetted clinical staff available for assignments, but their dedicated account management team guides each member hospital on current market data and fulfillment of open jobs.

The Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner program connects hospitals with companies to create efficiencies, lower costs and deliver exceptional health care. For more information about Qualivis, or the WHS Industry Partner Program, contact Ed Phippen at or (206) 216-2556.


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