SOURCE: Onward Healthcare

Healthcare Staffing Agency

March 09, 2010 10:05 ET

Good Shepherd Penn Partners Ensures Staffing Excellence With Selection of Onward Healthcare as Its Vendor Management Provider

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - March 9, 2010) -  Onward Healthcare, Inc., one of the nation's largest providers of healthcare staffing services, announced today that it has signed an exclusive vendor management services agreement with Good Shepherd Penn Partners (GSPP), a healthcare rehabilitation leader in the greater-Philadelphia marketplace.

GSPP is a joint venture between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in Allentown, PA, and Penn Medicine located in Philadelphia, PA. GSPP is a patient-centric rehabilitation services organization, and the physicians and staff of GSPP provide comprehensive rehabilitation and specialty services, including: inpatient rehabilitation care at the Penn Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine; long-term acute care at the Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse; outpatient rehabilitation care at Penn Therapy & Fitness; and physical, occupational and speech therapy services within three acute-care hospitals of Penn Medicine (Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center).

"The demand for rehabilitation professionals needed to meet the challenges of today's patient care environment is considerable. After conducting a lengthy and in-depth review of the market offerings for a preferred vendor, we are pleased to exclusively engage Onward Healthcare to provide GSPP with a customized service offering. Working with Onward, a long-time vendor, will allow us to focus on providing the highest quality care to our patients," said Kim Grosch, Interim Director of Therapy Services for GSPP.

"We are very respectful of GSPP's rich tradition of providing quality and compassionate care to their patients, and we are excited to advance our relationship from vendor to preferred partner," stated Nicole Poore, Vice President of Allied Operations for Onward. "In the current economy, we are committed to efficiently and cost-effectively managing GSPP's workforce solutions so that they can focus on delivering world class patient care."

ABOUT ONWARD HEALTHCARE
Onward Healthcare is a leading provider of integrated travel and local contract staffing for travel registered nurses and allied health professionals, as well as vendor managed services for large health systems. Onward is fully certified by the Joint Commission and currently staffs clients in all 50 states including hospitals, outpatient clinics, magnet facilities, government facilities, schools, and long-term care facilities. Founded in 2002, Onward Healthcare is headquartered in Wilton, CT with local staffing offices in Encinitas, CA, Louisville, CO, Deerfield Beach, FL, Cherry Hill, NJ, Livingston, NJ and Melville, NY.

ABOUT GOOD SHEPHERD PENN PARTNERS
Good Shepherd Penn Partners (GSPP) is a joint venture between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in Allentown, PA, and Penn Medicine located in Philadelphia, PA. The physicians and staff of GSPP provide comprehensive rehabilitation and specialty services, including:

  • Inpatient rehabilitation care at the Penn Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Long-term acute care at the Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse
  • Outpatient rehabilitation care at Penn Therapy & Fitness
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy services within three acute-care hospitals of Penn Medicine (Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center).

Patients benefit from outstanding rehabilitation care customized to meet their individual needs through every step of the rehabilitation process. For more information on our services, please call 877.9MYREHAB (877.969.7342) or go to www.phillyrehab.com.

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