Partnership Marks Launch of National Institute for CNA Excellence (NICE) to Train and Certify CNAs Amid Health Care Staffing Shortage
ShiftMed, one of the largest workforce management platforms in health care with over 60,000 credentialed health care professionals, and the National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA), the professional association for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), have joined forces to launch the National Institute for CNA Excellence (NICE). NICE is an integrated training platform that includes a learning management system to recruit, train, certify, and retain CNAs. The solution will be immediately available to skilled nursing facilities.
With CNA workforce shortages at record levels, and the need for long-term care among older adults on the rise, accessibility to quality education and training are national imperatives. As a virtual platform, NICE is designed to address this crisis by providing both CNAs and skilled nursing providers with recruitment, certification, job placement, continuing education, and ongoing career support all in one place. ShiftMed’s network of over 1,500 enterprise health care partners will also help solve the workforce shortage by providing the required on-site, hands-on experience required for certification.
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Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic HomeCare.com was able to connect its network of over 60,000 registered in-home care providers with patients in need, helping it to capture the 350th spot on this year’s prestigious ranking
MCLEAN, VA – November 22, 2021 – HomeCare.com, the leading mobile and web platform designed to connect care providers to clients seeking in-home care services proudly announces that it was named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, fintech, and energy tech companies in North America. The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is now in its 27th year.
“During the most significant public health crisis in more than a century, we were able to supply credentialed care providers, nursing staff and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) to healthcare providers that were overwhelmed and undermanned in their response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and to families looking for care for their loved ones,” said Todd Walrath, CEO of HomeCare.com. “It’s gratifying see our focus on connecting nurses with patients and driving quality outcomes result in being named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500”.
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Platform’s Health Care Professionals Poised to Help Hospitals Meet Challenge Posed by Vaccine Mandate
MCLEAN, VA – November 10, 2021 – ShiftMed, one of the largest workforce management platforms in health care, announces that it has achieved a record level of vaccinated compliance by more than 50,000 members of its workforce. Following an intense program to promote credentialing and vaccine education, more than 80% of the health care workers who use ShiftMed are vaccinated across the 56 markets where the platform has a presence.
ShiftMed prepared for the vaccine mandates by developing training and education programs to complement vaccine approvals. ShiftMed partnered with the National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA) and The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) to provide a virtual forum on the ShiftMed platform for frontline health care workers to speak directly with board certified physicians, greatly reducing vaccine hesitancy. ShiftMed built upon its education and training programs by creating a strong sense of community among its nurse workforce, providing recognition for vaccination, and developing social content that furthered the vaccine conversation, including putting a spotlight on stories about ShiftMed nurses’ loved ones impacted by COVID-19.
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With 400% growth in 15 months, ShiftMed expands into 56 markets as part of national roll-out
MCLEAN, VA – October 27, 2021 – ShiftMed, one of the largest workforce management platforms in health care with over 60,000 credentialed health care professionals, has raised $45 million led by health care investors, Panoramic Ventures and Heathworx (the innovation and investment arm of CareFirst Holdings, LLC). Existing investors Blue Heron Capital, Motley Fool Ventures and 3TS Capital Partners participated in the round. Funds will be used to expand its national footprint, and to continue to build the industry-leading product suite.
“Now more than ever, credentialed caregivers are needed to support our hospital, post-acute, and in-home business segments. ShiftMed’s software platform allows our customers real-time access to the workers they need,” said Todd Walrath, CEO of ShiftMed.com. “We are excited to accelerate our mission of building a global community of engaged health care professionals.”
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Health Care Workers Receive Scholarships to Assist with National Nursing Shortage
MCLEAN, Va., July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — ShiftMed, LLC and HomeCare.com, two leading on demand nurse staffing platforms, are proud to announce that four scholarships have been awarded to Black nursing students in partnership with the Nurses Against Racism coalition. The collective, which addresses racial inequities and lack of BIPOC representation in the healthcare industry, chose four Black nurses to award $2,000 each to cover education and advancement costs in their pursuit of a nursing career.
Scholarship recipients were chosen based on the submission of a personal essay on their vision of a career in nursing. With over 125 applicants, the ShiftMed and HomeCare.com teams selected Destiny Ashley (New York, NY), Kamoy Beagle (New York, NY), Rayin Jordan (Fremont, OH), and Salematou Diallo (Philadelphia, PA) to be the coalition’s inaugural winners of the Nurses Against Racism scholarship. All awardees were drawn to nursing because of a personal experience with family:
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ShiftMed Employees Can Access Pay the Day After Work
McLean, VA—March 29, 2021 — ShiftMed, LLC, an industry leader in on-demand health care staffing platforms, announces ShiftMed Next Day Pay™. Nurses and CNAs can download the ShiftMed mobile application for iPhone or Android to find shifts on their schedule. Complete the onboarding, work your first shift, and then you are eligible for Next Day Pay.
“Healthcare workers juggle financial needs. ShiftMed’s Next Day Pay gives them no-fee access to their earnings,” said Todd Walrath, CEO of ShiftMed. “Rent, food, healthcare, commutes, and unanticipated expenses, like from COVID-19, require families to find flexible ways to meet expenses, sometimes earlier than on the paycheck schedule. Next Day Pay gives our staff flexibility at no cost to them.”
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Healthcare Workers Receptive As Other Americans; Want More Information
McLean, VA—March 2, 2021 — ShiftMed, LLC, an industry leader in on-demand health care staffing platforms, surveyed over 150 employees to determine their receptiveness to the COVID-19 vaccine. A downloadable summary report on the ShiftMed website reveals how nursing staff, mostly RN, LPN, or CNAs, feel about the vaccine and why some are reluctant to get vaccinated. The insights gleaned from the survey may give health care professionals enough knowledge to make the right decision about getting vaccinated.
“Frontline healthcare workers face a dilemma if they choose to get the vaccine and protect themselves from the virus, or not get it and potentially get COVID-19,” said Todd Walrath, CEO of ShiftMed. “To save lives, protect themselves and their families, health care workers should get the vaccine. Remember that patients and patient families need to know they are safe at the facility. Worker vaccination is one comfort for these families.”
Interesting statistics from the survey include:
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Rapid Growth Across Country Helps Fill Nursing Shifts Due to Nurses Fear of Contracting COVID
MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ShiftMed, LLC, an industry leader in on-demand health care staffing platforms, has recently expanded its footprint into several new markets, including New York, NY; Orlando, FL; Buffalo, NY; Atlanta, GA; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Akron, OH; Toledo, OH; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Tampa, FL; Northwest Indiana and Northeastern Pennsylvania.
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Joining 20,000 NAHCA Members with 60,000 Front Line ShiftMed Professionals to Promote COVID-19 Vaccination
MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ShiftMed.com, an industry leader in on-demand health care staffing platforms, in partnership with the leading CNA organization, NAHCA, will provide a free one-hour educational webinar on COVID-19 in Long-Term Care and on the COVID-19 vaccine. The educational webinar seeks to dispel much misinformation about the vaccine, such as COVID-19 being in the vaccine. The webinar will provide an opportunity for frontline professionals to have their concerns heard from leading physicians and increase the transparency around the vaccine’s efficacy, the process, and the side effects.
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