Reliant Healthcare Professionals Names Kay Cowling Chief Executive Officer

Kay Cowling, CEO, Reliant Healthcare Professionals (Photo: Business Wire)

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.--()--Reliant Healthcare Professionals, Inc. operating as FASTAFF Travel Nursing and U.S. Nursing Corporation, announced Kay Cowling has been named chief executive officer. FASTAFF and U.S. Nursing specialize in providing nationwide rapid-response travel nurse staffing services to health care facilities that have urgent needs for qualified nurses, generally for several weeks at a time.

Ray Marcy, executive chairman at Reliant, said, “Kay is one of the finest executives in the staffing industry today. Her experience in staffing in general and in health care specifically makes her uniquely qualified for the CEO position at Reliant. She brings leadership, experience, focus and vision to our organization. Reliant has become the leader in rapid-response nurse staffing to facilities nationwide. Under Kay’s direction, we anticipate the company’s continued success, growth and development.”

Cowling comes to Reliant from MSC Care Management, where she was senior vice president. Before that, she was chief executive officer of ATS Health Services, where she led the company’s growth and prepared it for its successful sale to a national health care staffing company. Before entering the health care industry, she founded an accounting staffing firm that later became part of an international staffing company, for which she developed strategies for its entry into the health care arena.

“Reliant offers nurses with specialized skills to hospital systems as a part of an overall rapid-response strategy that sets it apart from traditional health care staffing. FASTAFF and U.S. Nursing are leaders in this category with a rich tradition and a great team. I am delighted to assume this role and expand our brand by working closely with our customers, staff and nurses,” Cowling said.

Cowling has a background in building and leading both public and privately held service-based businesses in the professional staffing, publishing and retail industries. In addition, she has served on numerous governmental, community and professional boards.

As a leading travel nurse staffing firm, FASTAFF provides nurses to some of the largest and most prestigious health care facilities in the nation. FASTAFF's crisis staffing model delivers skilled health care professionals to facilities engaged in labor actions. Consequently, FASTAFF is one of the largest providers of travel nursing jobs. Its partner agency, U.S. Nursing, helps facilities negotiate in labor actions by providing a core group of health care professionals who ensure continuous, high-quality patient care until disputes are resolved.

About Reliant Healthcare Professionals, Inc.

Based in Greenwood Village, Colorado, Reliant Healthcare Professionals, Inc. is a premier provider of rapid-response nurse staffing services, operating as FASTAFF Travel Nursing and U.S. Nursing Corporation since 1989. FASTAFF specializes in immediately assisting facilities across the U.S. in fulfilling their travel nurse staffing needs in as little as seven to 10 days, generally for eight+ week assignments. U.S. Nursing staffs nurses and other health care professionals at facilities during labor disputes, helping to ensure continuous, quality patient care. For more information, visit or

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For Reliant Healthcare Professionals
Jennifer Lester, 303-376-3797

Release Summary

Reliant Healthcare Professionals, Inc. operating as FASTAFF Travel Nursing and U.S. Nursing Corporation, names Kay Cowling as chief executive officer.


For Reliant Healthcare Professionals
Jennifer Lester, 303-376-3797