GrapeTree Medical Staffing, an Iowa-based health-care staffing agency, has expanded into Michigan. The company will provide care to Michigan’s hospital, nursing home, and assisted living patients.
The Michigan market is the 11th in the Midwest for the company since it was founded in 1999. GrapeTree provides nurses to health-care facilities for per diem or long-term care staffing and operates out of its office in Iowa. Facilities that want to use GrapeTree’s services can sign on with the company, and medical professionals who want to pick up shifts at those facilities can do so through GrapeTree.
GrapeTree staff are credentialed, go through a comprehensive application, a background check, a licensing verification, and certifications and trainings. The company is certified by The Joint Commission, accrediting organization. Facilities that use GrapeTree can save time and money required for recruiting and training full-time employees.
About 80 percent of GrapeTree’s professionals use the company’s services as supplemental income, picking up 20 hours or less per week.
“We continue to grow because our facilities and health-care professionals recognize the value in having per diem staffing, which provides support for facilities that are lacking the necessary staff due to the nursing, CNA, and other staffing shortages,” says Steve Heeg, CEO of GrapeTree Medical Staffing.
GrapeTree employs 150 office staff that work with more than 3,800 health-care employees working in about 1,400 facilities throughout the Midwest. It has operations in Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, and Ohio.