August 9, 2021 – This week the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations® (NALTO®) leads the healthcare staffing industry in the fifth annual National Locum Tenens Week celebration.
“NALTO® salutes the many locum tenens providers who make a positive impact on the world every day. They fill gaps in coverage at facilities, from small rural clinics to large urban hospitals; provide compassionate care; and save lives. And for the last 18 months, they have selflessly stepped up to serve on the front lines of the COVID crisis wherever they are needed most,” says Matt Young, NALTO® President.
Locum Tenens doctors are playing a vital role during the COVID pandemic, with over 85% of U.S. healthcare facilities using temporary providers to maintain services. There are currently over 50,000 physicians practicing locum tenens nationwide, equating to approximately 6% of the overall doctor workforce.
“In our present circumstances, the heroic efforts of our locum tenens clinicians are amplified. We are honored to express heartfelt appreciation for their dedication to the patients and facilities they serve,” adds Young.
National Locum Tenens Week occurs annually the second week in August. Led by the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations® (NALTO®), the program serves as a platform to collectively recognize locum tenens doctors and the contributions made by staffing agencies to the U.S. healthcare industry.
To learn more about National Locum Tenens Week and download the official marketing toolkit, please visit https://www.nalto.org/national-locum-tenens-week.
Follow #locumtenensweekon social media to see how locum tenens staffing agencies are celebrating temporary providers and sharing stories of their impact on the medical industry.
About NALTO®: The National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations® (NALTO®) is the only professional association of temporary physician staffing firms committed to a code of ethics and to maintaining the highest industry standards.
Dawn McKnight, Executive Director
National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations® (NALTO®)