our history

Our Mission

In 2004, Our founders set out to address the lack of qualified healthcare professionals in the United States. Health Carousel was founded in Cincinnati, Ohio with a mission to ensure that every American has access to high quality healthcare when and where they need it. And by doing so, to improve lives and make healthcare better.

Wanted: (More) high quality healthcare professionals

Healthcare's biggest problem

One of the biggest problems in the healthcare system is understaffing. This results in the overworking of existing staff, long waiting periods for patients, human error from exhaustion and even healthcare providers opting for earlier-than-planned retirement. Facilities are consistently challenged to meet the staffing demands of fluctuating and seasonal patient needs. And as the population of experienced healthcare providers ages, a new generation of healthcare providers are needed to fill this increasing gap.

Experience at the helm 

With over 35 years of experience in the healthcare workforce solutions ecosystem our CEO, Bill DeVille co-founded Health Personnel Options (HPO), one of the largest travel staffing companies in the United States prior the company’s sale. He has pioneered staffing solutions such as travel nursing, rapid response, and emergency staffing. This experience has given him immeasurable insight into the best way to solve the staffing problems in the healthcare system: increasing the labor pool.

A global solution to a global problem

Health Carousel began as Global Scholarship Alliance, a company focused on responsible and ethical recruiting of foreign educated healthcare professionals. Bringing in high-quality talent from outside the United States could ease the pressure on the existing staff, better the healthcare work environment and solve diverse staffing issues.

To ensure this didn’t deteriorate the healthcare ecosystems of the host countries, the company created and continues to support scholarships for healthcare professionals around the world –– helping to grow the population of healthcare providers globally.

Short and long-term staffing

Health Carousel’s long-term pipeline would produce healthcare professionals over many years, which had the potential to eradicate the staffing problems. Overseas nurses could be placed in hospitals that often struggle to retain talent, such as those in inner cities or rural communities. With a longer contract, these nurses become a part of the community and are more incentivized to stay.

However, some organizations couldn’t wait the two or more years for the staff to start arriving. They needed nurses immediately. This led to the launch of our travel nursing solution, now known as the Health Carousel Travel Network, which addressed the short-term needs as we continued to lay out the long-term infrastructure.


Achieving More, Together

Today, Health Carousel offers staffing solutions across a variety of fields, including physicians, registered nurses and allied health professionals. These include short-term local and national travel assignments, contract-to-hire assignments, and direct placement opportunities.

Ranked as one of the largest and fastest-growing healthcare staffing companies in the country by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), some of our most successful programs and achievements include:

PassportUSA

The leading healthcare staffing agency of internationally trained medical professionals.

Tailored Healthcare Staffing

A travel nurse staffing agency that is a top-three Joint Commission-certified brand that is prided on its nurses-first mindset.

NEXTLocums

A company striving to create higher standards of locum tenens placements for physicians and advanced practice professionals.

Medical Staffing Options

A healthcare staffing company focused solely on travel nurse placement.

Health Carousel Travel Network

Provides clients with a simplified way to access to travel nurses from all three of our nursing brands.

Locum Medical Group

Part of NEXTLocums, it serves to double the recruiting capabilities and better serve client needs.

Onyx M.D.

One of the leading providers of temporary and permanent opportunities for physicians and advanced practice professionals.

Lucidity Direct

A technology platform that connects physicians with medical practices seeking to fill open shifts.

The Future of Healthcare Staffing

Healthcare staffing is a dynamic, growing industry filled with challenges and significant opportunities. We are proud to have built a company and a portfolio of solutions that is solving the shortage of qualified healthcare professionals, enriching the lives of our employees, and impacting millions of patient lives.

2004
Health Carousel founded
2005
PassportUSA launched
2006
Tailored healthcare staffing launched
2014
200 healthcare professionals employed
2015
NEXT Medical Staffing acquired
2016
700 healthcare professionals employed
2017
Medical Staffing Options acquired
2018
Health Carousel Travel Network launched, Locum Medical Group acquired & 1700 healthcare professionals employed
2019
Onyx M.D. & Lucidity acquired
2020
Health Carousel partners with the Daisy Foundation to expand Daisy Award Internationally