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Lori Kiesel

Lori Kiesel joined Healthcare Workforce Logistics (HWL) in 2020 as Director of Business Development. Shortly thereafter, Lori was promoted to Vice President, after proving herself as a leader in new client sales. Prior to joining the HWL team, Lori served as an account executive with one of the largest healthcare staffing agencies in the country for over 20 years. Lori is a native Californian, who now lives in the greater Boston area with her family.
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How HWL and Iroquois Healthcare Association Partnered to Ease the Staffing Challenges of Healthcare Systems Across the Upstate NY Region

How HWL and Iroquois Healthcare Association Partnered to Ease the Staffing Challenges of Healthcare Systems Across the Upstate NY Region

November 29, 2022/By Lori Kiesel

The Situation

Upstate New York healthcare systems were no exception to the staffing crisis felt by virtually every hospital in the country amidst the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The recent 2022 NSI National Healthcare Retention & RN Staffing Report revealed that the average hospital turnover rate was 25.9% in 2021 – a 6.4% increase over the prior year. Pre-Pandemic, many hospitals relied on traditional staffing agencies to fill their vacancies. By the summer of 2020, reliance had turned into dependence, and there seemed to be no end in sight. Particularly in the more rural areas, hospital executives were faced with the most difficult decisions they could possibly imagine- would they be able to meet the financial demand for contingent labor, with hourly bill rate increases of 100 to 200% or would they inevitably be forced to close their doors on the communities that needed them now more than ever?  

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Case Study: How HWL Helped Houston Healthcare Reduce Staff Spend By Almost One-Third

Case Study: How HWL Helped Houston Healthcare Reduce Staff Spend By Almost One-Third

June 27, 2022/By Lori Kiesel

When Houston Healthcare, an organization located in Warner Robins, GA that consists of seven different entities serving 300,000 patients annually, approached Healthcare Workforce Logistics (HWL) with a problem, we sprang into action. 

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