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Congrats to Medical Solutions’ 2017 Traveler, Rising Star, and Recruiter of the Year Award Winners!

Angie C TotY Dog

Congrats to our amazing Traveler of the Year, Angie C., and her travel companion, Athena!

We want to say a warm thank you and a mega congrats to Medical Solutions’ 2017 Traveler, Rising Star, and Recruiter of the Year Award Winners!

Our company prides itself on hiring only the best and brightest Travelers and the most wonderful Career Consultants to serve them. So we get really excited about recognizing them with these well-deserved annual awards! From among our 12 Traveler of the Month winners and 12 Rising Star of the Month winners from 2017, we’ve crowned our 2017 Traveler of the Year and 2017 Rising Star of the Year. We also got some great feedback from Travelers on their Career Consultants and named two 2017 Recruiter of the Year award winners. Without further ado, here are the amazing winners!

Traveler of the Year

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Wise words from Traveler of the Year Angie: “My advice to anyone who wants to do this: If you LIVE TO EXPLORE, do it.”

Our Traveler of the Month award goes to a Medical Solutions Traveler who is part of the group of Travelers that received perfect hospital evaluations that month, and is chosen from that bunch by our Clinical Team. Our Traveler of the Year, determined by our internal Clinical Team from among the year’s 12 monthly winners, is the amazing Angie C.!

Angie was Traveler of the Month in October 2017. She’s an RN working in Surgical Services and crossing over into Endoscopy, who’s been in nursing for 15-plus years and traveling about five years. She works with Career Consultant Ronnie E., who she says deserves a lot of cred.

“He’s always had my back,” says Angie, who told us that she almost quit traveling altogether before finding Ronnie and Medical Solutions.

Angie won a $500 Amazon gift card as her award for being named Traveler  of the Year. We are so grateful for you, Angie! Thank you!

Click here to learn more about Angie.

Rising Star of the Year

Kim B RSotY 2017

Kim’s wise words of advice: “My tips for new Travel Nurses are to be flexible and open-minded when you enter into a new assignment, to take time to get to know your coworkers, and to network with other Travel Nurses whenever possible as they can be such a great resource for tips, support, even housing connections — it’s a unique and special community of nurses.”

Our monthly Rising Star award goes to a Medical Solutions Traveler who is newer to working with us and is chosen by our Clinical Team from the group of new Travelers that received perfect hospital evaluations that month. Our Rising Star of the Year, also determined by our internal Clinical Team from among the year’s 12 monthly winners, is the amazing Kim B.!

Kim was the Rising Star winner in September 2017. She’s an RN, BSN, SMSRN with eight-plus years of nursing experience who started traveling in May 2017. She works with Career Consultant Lynda G.

Kim’s a Florida native, who has discovered her love of the Pacific Northwest through Travel Nursing, and a self-proclaimed Disney fanatic. Kim loves the diverse geographic and nursing experiences she has while Travel Nursing.

She won a $500 Amazon gift card as her award for being named Rising Star of the Year. Thanks so much for everything you do, Kim! We appreciate you!

Click here to learn more about Kim.

Recruiter of the Year Winners    

At Medical Solutions, we know how crucial it is to a Traveler’s success to have an amazing recruiter who always has your back and helps you build the life and career of your dreams. That’s why we call them Career Consultants — because their focus is always on helping our Travelers live their best lives and create the exact career they envision. We have a TON of amazing, dedicated, hardworking, trustworthy Career Consultants, but here are the two that earned the title 2017 Recruiter of the Year.

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Erin was born for this. What a cutie!

Erin Altman, Senior Career Consultant and Team Lead, started with Medical Solutions in December 2012 and has been an indispensable part of the team ever since! Erin’s Travelers love her positivity and consistent follow-up. Here are some of the amazing things Erin’s Travelers said about her when nominating her for Recruiter of the Year:

She is an amazing recruiter!!! She is always happy, energetic and is always available for any questions. She is always there for you and in my opinion goes up and above all my expectations. I don’t ever want to have another recruiter because Erin is definitely the BEST!!!”

“Erin is the most amazing recruiter ever!! She has found me the most amazing positions and makes sure that I am paid and treated fairly. She is always there for me and answers her calls, texts, and emails almost instantly. Even when she is dealing with the horrible weather in California or personal illness, she is always bright and cheerful and willing to go the extra mile for her nurses. She is a joy to work with and absolutely deserves to be Recruiter of the Year!”

“Erin restored my faith in recruiters. I was being used and abused by lazy agents and bad companies, until Erin was recommended by a friend. Best decision I could have made for my Travel Nurse career.”

“Erin went above and beyond to think outside the box to get me the area I wanted for my next assignment. Erin is always personable and friendly and gets back to me quickly when I have a question. Her customer service has made me switch from another company to Medical Solutions.” 

“Erin is the best recruiter I have ever known. She would go above and beyond any length to make sure you are comfortable, happy, and satisfied. What I love about Erin is she makes you feels like a friend and not a client. I also love that Erin calls to make sure I’m safe and happy at all times.”

“I cannot say enough about Erin. She has been phenomenal and continues to go above and beyond through every phase of my journey with Medical Solutions. I could not have chosen a better company or recruiter than who I have been blessed to work with. Erin is #1. Love her.”

“I’m a new Traveler on my first assignment and Erin has been so helpful! Always cheerful, always encouraging, promptly returns phone calls and after our conversation I’ve always felt like my questions were answered. She has continued to contact me every week so I never feel alone. I’m so thankful for what she does.”

Learn more about Erin here.

Austin Deupree-Baby

Even as young kiddo, Austin was preparing to get back to his Travelers with lightning speed and helpful advice!

Austin Deupree, Senior Career Consultant and Team Lead, established himself early on as a talented, thoughtful Career Consultant, and someone who Travelers really connect with and trust. Here are some of the amazing things Austin’s Travelers said about him when nominating him for Recruiter of the Year:

“Austin is professional and always ready to go for an extra mile to  provide support for his employees. I have found him to be quite knowledgeable about the company and is always available to provide guidance as needed.”

“My wife and I have very specific travel needs and he delivers EVERY SINGLE TIME. Awesome assignments with great pay and no BS.”

“Austin always finds way to show you he cares about you as a person, and not just as a nurse. He has always had my back throughout the entire time we worked together.  Even when I was no longer working with him on a contract, he still took the time to write a note asking about my family. He always worked very hard to secure a contract for me and even had me a contract within 24 hours of me needing one. He goes above and beyond to help with anything. He deserves this award!”

“Austin is available to my husband and I 24/7/365. I can be super type A and have lots of questions and he never passes me off or leaves me hanging. I was ready to throw in the towel on the idea of Travel Nursing until we got in touch with Austin. Most other Travelers I know work with multiple agencies/recruiters but my husband and I have found no reason to not work exclusively with Austin. He is honest, efficient, and he puts in work to find us exactly the contracts we want, where we want, and when we want. He’s honestly the best. I am grateful to have a recruiter with whom we have fostered a great professional relationship but that we both consider a friend as well.”

“He is always going above and beyond to make sure that I’m happy where I’m at and that I have everything I need.”

“Austin is ALWAYS one step ahead of the game, whether it be finding assignments, getting contracts signed, or needing something while his nurses are out on the road. He may even have a little ESP … it seems every time I think ‘Oh, I need to call Austin about that’ I will get a text or a phone call from him first asking me if there is anything he can do for me! Austin is amazing at his job in all aspects!”

“He succeeded where previous recruiters failed. Recruiter for another company was slow to respond and not at all proactive. Swapped to Austin through a personal reference and, boom, had a job interview in two days! Can’t beat that. And since then he has kept in touch and guided us through this process as first-time Travelers. And yeah, he works with me and my wife. A travel duo. All great things so far. Thanks Austin.”

Learn more about Austin here.

We are incredibly grateful for ALL of the amazing Travelers and Career Consultants whom we happily consider members of the Medical Solutions family. Thanks so much to all of you and congratulations to our 2017 Traveler, Rising Star, and Recruiter of the Year Award Winners!

About the Author

Hi, I'm Sarah Wengert, a creative content writer for the amazing Medical Solutions based in Omaha, Nebraska. While I'm not a Travel Nurse, I love to travel and I truly appreciate the hard, important work that nurses do. I'm very happy to represent a company that cares so much about its people. Thanks for reading!

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