April 26, 2022 [TAMPA, FL] – Oak Healthcare Staffing, a national travel nurse staffing firm, today announced its revolutionary approach to improving the travel nurse experience. This unique and highly accommodating concierge solution will support busy healthcare facilities by filling their critical nursing gaps with experienced, licensed, and motivated nurses. 

Additionally, Oak Healthcare Staffing announced its acquisition of Washington state-based Cunningham Elite Staffing. The combined firm’s recruiting and leadership teams have placed thousands of top RNs, LPNs, and CNAs across the healthcare industry and will transform the travel experience for talent and improve workforce outcomes.

Oak Healthcare Staffing elevates the travel nurse experience by providing concierge-level care, premium pay, and placements in choice destinations across the U.S. Instead of travel nurses managing their own travel, Oak Healthcare Staffing offers fully covered and coordinated travel, commuting, and top-notch hotel accommodations.

Additionally, every travel nurse is paired with a nurse advocate, a valuable resource that has been traditionally lacking across the industry. These advocates provide clinical oversight and support nurses through mentorship and by addressing on-the-job questions and challenges. They also support clients by ensuring the nurses who are placed are clinically suited and well-skilled for the job—leading to greater communication, job satisfaction, and improved patient care. 

“Seeing the hardships nurses and hospital systems are facing, our leadership team was galvanized to rekindle the spirit of travel nursing to support them,” says Oak Healthcare Staffing CEO Tracy Clark.  “We are proud to pioneer this superior approach and believe it will set a new standard of care for nurses, hospitals, and patients.”

Clark co-founded Oak Healthcare Staffing alongside his long-time business partner Don Dimick. Clark is a strategic visionary with decades of executive experience as CEO of several large healthcare organizations. Dimick is serving as Chief Talent Officer and has more than 20 years of extensive human resources and recruiting experience in healthcare, applicant tracking systems, and talent management and development. 

“We want to make travel nursing a brighter, better career destination,” says Dimick. “This fresh approach supports nurses at every stage so they are eager to learn, committed to excellent teamwork, able to easily adapt to challenges, and driven to provide exceptional patient care.”

Strategic Acquisition of Cunningham Elite Staffing Expands Oak’s Footprint

With its recent acquisition of Cunningham Elite Staffing, Oak Healthcare Staffing has the ability to expand its travel nurse service to the West Coast. The acquisition also positions the organization to service long-term care facilities and enhance initiatives with certified nursing assistants. Cunningham Elite Staffing will maintain its brand and the Cunningham Elite Staffing team, including CEO Lael Hepworth, will be joining the Oak Healthcare Staffing platform. 

“The Cunningham Elite Staffing organization, as a Joint Commission-certified Healthcare Staffing Services (HCSS) company, shares our core values of caring for nurses and providing exceptional customer service,” says Clark. 

“We are excited to join Oak Healthcare Staffing and are fully aligned with its vision. The additional resources Oak Healthcare Staffing brings will enable our team to better serve our current clients and expand our services to more facilities,” says Trent Cunningham, the Principal and Founder of Cunningham Elite Staffing.

About Oak Healthcare Staffing

Oak Healthcare Staffing is backed by Regal Healthcare Capital Partners and is dedicated to making work on the road a welcoming, highly professional, and financially rewarding adventure for experienced, licensed RNs. Elevating every aspect of the travel nurse experience, we take concierge-level care of nursing professionals so they are energized and inspired to take exemplary care of patients. Through a dedicated nurse advocacy team, Oak Healthcare Staffing ensures clinical oversight and support to each nurse while on-the-job. Our seasoned recruiting team identifies and places high-performing nurses in 14 focused areas including, but not limited to, the Operating Room, Emergency Room, Intensive Care Unit, Labor and Delivery Room, and Cardiac Catheterization Labs. 

Discover how Oak Healthcare Staffing is transforming the travel nurse experience.

About Regal Healthcare Capital Partners:

Regal Healthcare Capital Partners is a growth equity and buyout firm focused exclusively on healthcare services. Our founders and investors include physicians and other providers who have successfully built healthcare companies. We partner with successful healthcare entrepreneurs that will benefit from the strategic, financial, operational and managerial expertise, as well as the equity capital that our team and core investor group of healthcare professionals can bring to their growing businesses. For more information visit: www.regalhcp.com.

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