Omaha, Neb. – February 14, 2013 – Medical Solutions, a leading national healthcare staffing company headquartered in Omaha, Neb., today announced the acquisition of OA Nurse Travel, a division of On Assignment, Inc. (NYSE: ASGN). With the finalization of this deal, the company will employ over 1,000 traveling nurses and become the third-largest travel nurse staffing company, according to Staffing Industry Analysts 2012 findings.
This acquisition will enable the company to offer significantly more assignment locations across the country for traveling nurses. Additionally, it provides a much larger base of highly skilled and qualified nurses to fill the needs of its hospital clients more quickly and efficiently. Medical Solutions will maintain its corporate headquarters in Omaha, Neb. and adds offices strategically located in San Diego, Calif.; Tupelo, Miss.; and Cincinnati, Ohio.
“We are very excited about the acquisition of OA Nurse Travel. This will expand the industry-leading customer experience that Medical Solutions provides to all travelers and hospitals,” stated Scott Anderson, CEO of Medical Solutions. “The addition of OA Nurse Travel will create the third-largest travel nurse company—one that is solely focused on meeting and exceeding the needs of healthcare professionals and our partner healthcare facilities.”
Steven Francis, co-founder and former longtime Chairman and CEO of AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE:AHS), and current chairman of the board for Medical Solutions stated, “The two combined companies will bring unique and exciting opportunities to the Travel Nursing marketplace, and I am excited to be a part of it. We welcome OA Nurse Travel internal staff and its nurses to our growing family.”
About Medical Solutions:
Medical Solutions, Inc. was one of the first Travel Nurse and Allied Healthcare staffing companies to be certified by the Joint Commission and has been continuously certified since 2004. Its focuses on meeting the urgent and short-term staffing needs of its clients with highly skilled Allied Health professionals, Nurses and Technologists. Medical Solutions was named one of the top three staffing firms to work for in Staffing Industry Analyst’s 2012 Best Staffing Firms to Work For, and was also named to the 2012 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies. A nationwide network of travelers allows Medical Solutions to help its client hospitals continue to provide excellent patient care amidst a Nursing and Allied Health shortage. Medical Solutions has contracts with nearly 1,200 client hospitals nationwide and is one of the fastest growing companies in the Travel Nursing and Allied Health industry. Visit www.MedicalSolutions.com to learn more.