National Patient Safety Goals for Hospitals in 2023

Reducing Patient Harm While Improving Patient Safety is Critical to Success of Treatments

The Joint Commission is an organization dedicated to conrinuously improving healthcare for the public, and every year they gather information from widely recognized stakeholders and experts to present healthcare facilities with goals to follow in order to improve patient safety by reducing harm caused by prevalent risks in healthcare. The Joint Commission's 2023 National Goals for Patient Safety are here, and we summarized them in our easy-to-read guide for hospitals!

The Problem with Government Contracts in Healthcare Staffing

Underlying Issues Which Complicate Government Contracting for Healthcare Staffing

There is a lot of competition within the healthcare staffing field among private companies who want to win government contracts. While every contractor wants to offer the best value for government projects, it is not always possible to fulfill contracts for low prices within an ongoing shortage of physicians and advanced practitioners. These problems all come together to seriously complicate government contracted healthcare staffing. 

Benefits of Hiring Private Disaster Relief Organizations

Specialized Private Agencies Are a Critical Support to the Government in Disaster Relief

Government institutions are finding increasing success when they partner with private disaster relief and emergency response organizations like Wellhart. These agencies supply the vital resources needed to appropriately respond to disasters and help communities recover from the devastation they cause, and offer many other benefits to supplement governmental aid. 

Assessing the Safety Culture at Your Healthcare Organization

Using Proven Tools and Measurable Scores to Determine Improvement Areas in Your Safety Culture

Building a solid safety culture at your healthcare orgtanization is not only vital for the work environment and satisfaction of your medical staff, but also for putting patient safety first. However, before you can begin to implement changes and structures to build such a safety culture, you must first assess your institution's culture as it currently stands. 

Mindfulness Meditation Practices for Locums This Winter

Utilizing Mindfulness Techniques to Beat Low Mood in the Winter

The Wintertime blues is no joke. Shorter days and less sunlight can cause low mood and motivation for the average person, and can slow down the back to back traveling schedule of your average locum as well. Don't let seasonal changes affect your locum work this cold season. Instead utilize these top 3 proven mindfulness meditation practices for medical providers on the go this Winter.

Boosting your CRNA Salary with the New APRN Compact

Minimizing Time and Cost to Maximize Locum CRNA Salaries

Physicians and registered nurses both have their own multistate compacts that allow them to travel and work locum jobs across state jobs seamlessly. So where's the multistate license for CRNAs? The answer is, it's coming soon! The new APRN compact is currently in the process of being implemented, and when the time comes, you may find your earning potential increasing as doors to more locum job opportunities open up!

New Report Highlights Alarming Healthcare Staffing Shortages

Healthcare are Facilities Struggling to Cope with a Severe Deficit of Human Resources

The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) recently released their 2022 annual workforce report, and the results are grim. While the report only collects data from MHA member facilities in Minnesota, its findings are also relfective of the critical and ongoing shortage of medical providers across the nation. Read on to learn more about the healthcare staffing shortage in Minnesota, and why job vacancy rates are growing at such an alarming rate. 

Utilizing Past Events in Disaster and Crisis Preparation

Learning From Threat History is the Future of Emergency Preparedness


When people experience and survive a natural disaster, they are far more likely to be more prepared for future risks; but how can health systems prepare for prospective future hazards when climate change is changing the face of natural disaster mitigation, preparedness, and response? WThough hazards are becoming more and more unpredictable, we shouldn't allow ourselves to become helpless. 

How Climate Change Affects Disaster Risk Reduction

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction: DRR within a Changing Climate

Disaster Risk Reduction serves to prepare vulnerable communities and populations for the mitigation of, response to, and recovery from natural disasters. However,  climate change's adverse adverse effects on the frequency and severity of natural disasters around the globe are starting to become more and more obvious to the naked eye. This International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, we discuss the ways that climate change is changing the face of natural hazards, and why it's time to get climate-smart about disaster risk reduction strategies. 

Emergency Response Cold Weather Safety Tips

Prioritizing the Safety of Medical Staff from Increasingly Harsh Winter Elements

Climate change is increasingly bringing about harsher weather conditions and more frequent natural disasters. That is why it is important for your healthcare organization to be prepared for keeping medical staff safe from the cold this winter, even if your region has never experienced harsh winter weather conditions before. Read on to see Wellhart’s top cold weather safety tips to plan ahead for your organization this cold season!

Medically Underserved Patients in Your Backyard

How Doing Locums Aids Disadvantaged Populations at Home

Most medical providers choose their profession for the simple fact that helping others lead healthier, happier lives is not only a rewarding career path, but a fulfilling life purpose. Many choose to go above and beyond by helping the medically disadvantaged overseas, but forget how many underserved patients get left behind right at home. Learn more about the underserved patient populations of the U.S., and how you can use locums with Wellhart to make a difference!

Best State Locum Licenses for Disaster Relief Assignments

Having Credentials For the Right Place at the Right Time

You never know when disaster will strike, but more importantly, as a disaster relief locum tenens provider, you also never know where it will strike. Major natural disasters can happen anywhere at any time, and as such, it can be difficult to be prepared with the right state license. Luckily, Wellhart has the trick to knowing which states are most prone and vulnerable to hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and other natural disasters, so our locum providers can proactively get the right licenses under their belts.

Relationship Building With Your Locum Staffing Account Manager

3 Reasons Why it's Important to Build a Strong Connection with Your Account Manager

Whether you’re new to locum staffing or have worked with Wellhart before, when you get on the phone with your Account Manager it will become apparent that they see you as more than just a sale! Read more on why Wellhart’s dedicated Account Managers are trained to foster relationships and build individual connections with each individual client and how this helps them to best serve clients’ unique needs.

EMI FEMA Courses on the Incident Command System (ICS)

Free and Easily Accessible Resources for Locums on Any Crisis Assignment

Locum tenens crisis projects differ from traditional locum assignments in more ways than you may think. In an exclusive interview with Wellhart, humanitarian aid  locum Angie Oliver, NP, revealed her biggest tip for first time crisis locums, including the free, and easily accessible learning resources she used to prepare for her first locum crisis assignment!

Angie Oliver's Wellhart Humanitarian Aid Story

One Woman's Story of Fulfillment and Lessons Learned from Helping Others

Are you a locum tenens provider who wants to do something more? Locum tenens crisis work may be for you. Including humanitarian aid, disaster relief, emergency response, and more, locum tenens crisis locums gain more fulfillment than they do at traditional locum assignments. But don’t take it from us, read NP Angie Oliver’s Wellhart story to learn more about this line of work, and hear her advice!

World Refugee Day: How Locums Are Helping the Refugee Crisis

Wellhart Plays an Active Role in Providing Humanitarian Aid to Forcibly Displaced Persons

World Refugee Day is a time to honor refugees for their bravery to flee their countries of origin in seeking asylum. This year’s Refugee Week theme is “healing”, and Wellhart is celebrating by taking a look at the ways that locum tenens healthcare providers help to heal people who have been forcibly displaced from their homes. Read on to see how locums help the refugee crisis, and the role that Wellhart has played thus far.

National Safety Month: How to Navigate the 4 Stages of a Crisis

Knowing the Stages of a Crisis and Their Correlated Phases of Crisis Management

If your healthcare organization didn’t have an emergency management plan before COVID-19 struck, the chances are that you learned the lesson that preparedness for crises is an integral piece of keeping your facility, and your employees safe. Knowing the steps of navigating a crisis can not only save money, but it saves lives. This National Safety Month, learn why and how your organization should always prepare for the worst.

Don’t Rule Me Out: Explaining a Gap on a Healthcare Resume

Reconsidering Recent Experience Requirements in Light of COVID Related Employment Gaps

During the COVID-19 lockdown, businesses weren’t the only organizations that were affected. Masses of healthcare organizations and facilities were closed or sized down, leaving healthcare providers without work or stepping down from their positions for what they thought would be a short span of time. Read on to see why hiring managers should make exceptions to recent experience requirements, and how providers can play an active role in their own hiring process.

How to Prepare for a Hurricane

Wellhart's 5 Tips for Planning Ahead for Natural Disaster in 2022

The time is upon us yet again: Hurricane Season. Experts are predicting hurricane activity to be 130% above normal in 2022, and climate change is only worsening the conditions. Whether you live on the coast or further inland, hurricanes will be affecting homes and business all over the U.S., and it’s always better to plan ahead of the curve than to be left behind. Read on to see Wellhart’s 5 tips on how to stay prepared this hurricane season.