Parallon Business Solutions, subsidiary of healthcare service provider HCA, recently bought a Texas based healthcare staffing agency to supplement their workforce management offerings. Their new acquisition (Martin,Fletcher) will add physician staffing to the existing pool of 7,000 health professionals. Parallon will now be able to fill temporary and full time physicians to client hospitals and elsewhere, in addition to nurses and allied staff such as dieticians and physical therapists.
This acquisition comes as no surprise in light of recent trends towards staffing, especially in the healthcare industry. Health care as we know it is changing, due in part to the Affordable Care Act and also the coming nationwide shortages of health professionals. By buying Martin, Fletcher, Parallon is simply seeking to stay ahead of the curve by forecasting the need for temporary health care workers to fill shortages.
For the full article, see HCA’s Parallon Buys Texas Company