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January 21, 2022

NBC News: Inside a Seattle-area Hospital, the Covid Grind Wears on Staff

Jessalynn Dest and Estella Wilmarth, two Aya travel RNs, were featured in photos while working at Harborview Medical Center in Washington. See the photos and read the story here. Read More

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January 17, 2022

NPR: As Demand For Travel Nurses Increases, Hospitals in the South Struggle to Stay Competitive

April Hansen, group president of workforce solutions at Aya Healthcare, a nursing travel agency, says staffing was a crisis nationally before the pandemic. Hansen said the number of core permanent vacancies for staff nurse positions has doubled over the course of the pandemic from around 100,000 to nearly 200,000. Read More

Press Releases

November 23, 2021

Aya Healthcare Named to San Diego Union-Tribune’s Top Workplaces for 2021

Aya Healthcare, a data-driven market leader in healthcare staffing, has been awarded a Top Workplaces honor by The San Diego Union-Tribune, for the eighth consecutive year. This year, Aya ranked second in the large company category. The Top Workplaces list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through an anonymous… Read More

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September 16, 2021

Aya Healthcare Named to Fortune’s 2021 list of Best Workplaces for Women

Aya Healthcare, the nation’s leading healthcare staffing agency, was named to Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Women list for the second consecutive year. The 2021 Best Workplaces for Women award is based on analysis of survey responses from more than 5.6 million current U.S. employees. In that survey, 90% of… Read More

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September 13, 2021

Report: COVID-19 is Driving Major Shifts in Nursing, Exacerbating Shortage

Aya Healthcare, the nation’s leading healthcare staffing agency, today released a new IRB-reviewed research study that finds the physical and emotional traumas of COVID-19 are driving nurses to leave bedside nursing or the profession altogether. The report, “Mind the Gap: Repairing the U.S. Healthcare Workforce,”… Read More

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September 10, 2021

FOX Business: Demand for travel nurses increases

As the U.S. faces a critical nursing shortage exacerbated by the COVID-19, the demand for temporary staff like travel nurses has increased. Watch the segment. Read More

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September 8, 2021

ABC News: Travel nurses needed in Alabama as hospitals deal with staffing shortage

With hospital staffing shortages, Alabama is working to attract travel nurses. Hospitals like RMC in Anniston brace for the surge in COVID cases after the Labor Day holiday. “My worry really is staffing, people will get sick, we will take care of those people the problem is do we… Read More

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August 26, 2021

Cal Matters: Nurse Shortages in California Reaching Crisis Point

In the past month, four emergency room nurses — exhausted by the onslaught of patients and emotional turmoil wrought by COVID-19 — have quit at the Eureka hospital where Matt Miele works. Miele, who has been a trauma nurse for four years, is actively looking for a less stressful nursing… Read More

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August 20, 2021

CNBC/acorns: ‘Healthcare meets the gig economy’ as more nurses leave staff jobs to travel

Whether they’re motivated by adventure or a call to duty, travel nurses are filling urgent staffing needs at hospitals nationwide. In 2020, the pandemic increased demand for travel nurses by 82%. Now, awareness for the profession has spread and more nurses are leaving their staff jobs to start their travel… Read More

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August 20, 2021

ABC Detroit: Nurses Face High Levels of Burnout Due to Nursing Shortages

Widespread nursing shortages are leading to high levels of burnout as nurses are working longer hours with less support. WXYZ spoke with Sophia Morris, Vice President of Account Management for Aya Healthcare, to discuss the effects of this shortage on travel nursing agencies. Read the full… Read More

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August 18, 2021

NBC Nashville: Staffing shortages in Tennesee increase demand for travel nurses

1,500 nurses are needed to fill vacancies at hospitals throughout Tennessee. Nursing shortages and a surge in COVID cases have increased demand for travel nurses — and the rates hospitals are willing to pay them. Watch the full segment. Read More

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