The Merit Awards recognize global industries and the markets they serve—focusing on companies that have contributed to the continued growth of the market. The Merit Awards are judged by industry executives, Merit Awards staff, members of the media and consultants. Gale stood out as a health-tech leader for its on-demand platform that fills staffing gaps within seconds—improving patient care amid a historic nursing shortage.
“The nursing shortage is a global problem, and Gale offers industry-leading technology to address it,” said Tony Braswell, Gale President and Founder. “With our on-demand staffing platform, we allow nurses to work when and where they want. By giving them more control, we can keep more nurses in the profession—-to ensure people get the care they deserve.”
The global nursing shortage could reach 13 million by 2030. Gale’s on-demand platform allows nurses to choose to fill open shifts. Healthcare facilities share their staffing needs. Nurses search for open jobs and claim the ones they want in real-time. Along with on-demand scheduling, Gale was the first tech-enabled platform to offer nurses same-day pay.
“Gale is growing exponentially because nursing staff love the flexibility and same-day pay that we offer,” Braswell added.
Gale now employs more than 55,000 clinicians and serves healthcare organizations across 40 states. In the past year, Gale closed a $60 million investment, added Google veteran Kan Kotecha as chief technology officer, doubled the size of its clinical workforce, and expanded services to include travel nurses and permanent placings. The company is also licensing its software to other healthcare firms, with global investment opportunities.
Gale is on the Inc. 5,000 list of America’s fastest growing companies, ranked as Tampa Bay’s top health-tech company, and made the top ten of the Fastest-Growing US Staffing Firms by Staffing Industry Analysts.