A long-standing partnership has existed between Adventist Health and ICON. As all programs grow and expand, so does the need for solid staffing options.
The physician shortage in this country continues to worsen. ICON, as a premier locum tenens staffing firm, is there for our clients when they need us most. For Adventist Health this was to keep the program thriving. We quickly determined after discussions with hospital leadership that the need was to relieve their current Interventional Cardiologist from weekends and to provide him vacation time.
We quickly recruited a team of seven leading interventional cardiologists who could take call every weekend, four weekends a month, consistently. No interruptions. We knew the patients in the community counted on us.
We planned this out for nine months as they recruited a provider to join full time. The full-time provider was successfully onboarded to the Adventist Team. Given the strength and talent of our locums, we have created a group of providers they can lean on and will use as the program continues to grow.
We received local recognition due to the talented providers we placed. We will be redeploying this same team to a nearby facility in the summer of 2021.