NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nomad Health, the first online marketplace connecting doctors and nurses with clinical work, today launched its services in Florida and North Carolina. With this expansion, Nomad is now available to doctors, nurses, and medical employers all along the East Coast and throughout Texas and California.
Reflective of its strong record of delivering value, Nomad Health enters Florida and North Carolina with the endorsement of both the Coastal Carolinas Health Alliance (CCHA) and the Southern Atlantic Healthcare Alliance (SAHA).
Founded in 2015 in New York City by a team of doctors and leading technologists, Nomad Health uses its simple and user-friendly digital platform to eliminate third-party recruitment brokers and directly connect doctors and nurses with the medical institutions that hire them. This delivers substantial time and cost savings for both sides of the marketplace.
Smart and effective staffing solutions are increasingly important in the face of a nationwide clinician shortage. By 2030, the physician shortage in the United States will have12 risen to 104,900, and as early as 2022, the nursing shortage will have soared to 1.2 million. Unfilled clinical positions can lead to delays in care for patients, or worse, can keep them from getting care at all.
In North Carolina, the clinician supply slightly exceeds the national average, yet much of that is concentrated in thriving healthcare hubs like the Research Triangle. This leaves several counties greatly underserved. In fact, every rural county in Western North Carolina has been designated as a Health Professional Shortage Area by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration.3
“We are excited to have Nomad Health as a business partner in our Illucient Purchasing Alliance and with Coastal Carolinas Health Alliance,” said Barb Biehner, Director of Operations of the Coastal Carolinas Health Alliance. “Nomad offers a completely different and innovative approach to clinical hiring for our members. With the challenges our members are facing, brought on by the shortage of clinical staff identified for the Carolinas, we are supporting our members through establishing creative relationships and strategies such as Nomad.”
Florida is home to the highest percentage of Americans age 65 or older, according to the Pew Research Center. As a result, the need for both doctors and nurses is quickly rising. However, 14% of physicians4 and 27% of nurses5 plan to retire within the next 5 years. As a result, there is a predicted statewide shortage of about 7,000 physicians6 and 50,000 nurses2 by 2025.
With over 20,000 clinicians signed up to the platform, and over 800 medical employers actively hiring, Nomad Health has quickly become the go-to platform for matching clinicians to quality clinical jobs coast-to-coast in the United States.
“We are thrilled to bring Nomad's platform to healthcare facilities in North Carolina and Florida. These are two of the fastest growing state populations in the nation and will therefore bear a disproportional part of the clinician shortage burden,” said Nomad Health co-founder and CEO, Dr. Alexi G. Nazem, who is a Harvard and Yale trained internal medicine doctor. “We are confident that with our cutting-edge technology and in partnership with leading organizations like CCHA and SAHA, we’ll be able to address these critical challenges and help get doctors and nurses to the facilities that need them to serve patients across the great states of Florida and North Carolina.”
About Nomad Health
Nomad Health is a technology company that is simplifying the $15 billion healthcare staffing industry. The company has built the first online marketplace that enables clinicians and the institutions that hire them to find each other and transact directly, without a broker. Nomad Health brings substantial cost savings, dynamic pricing, and a streamlined process to both sides of the market. Nomad is simple, modern healthcare staffing. Learn more at nomadhealth.com.
About the Coastal Carolinas Health Alliance
Established in 1991 as a way to build stronger peer relationships among hospitals on the coast of North Carolina, Coastal Carolinas Health Alliance has grown into one of the top hospital alliances in the country. Owned entirely by member hospitals and now serving a population of approximately one million people living in North and South Carolina, Coastal Carolinas Health Alliance’s aim is to improve the health and wellness of those residing within the region through collaborative efforts.
About the Southern Atlantic Healthcare Alliance
In 2004, the Southern Atlantic Healthcare Alliance (SAHA) was established to improve the quality of healthcare through collaboration afforded by relationships among member hospitals. SAHA is a mission-driven organization, designed to support and strengthen its members. Through strategic partnerships with outstanding healthcare, clinical, educational, and financial management organizations, SAHA offers member hospitals professional opportunities and support that many institutions could not attain on their own in a time- or cost-effective manner.