PARK CITY, Utah, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Supplemental Health Care is pleased to announce the appointment of Laura Magner to Chief Operating Officer and Cheryl Wilhelm to President of the Travel Nursing Division. Both will report to Janet Elkin, President and CEO of Supplemental Health Care and both will serve on the company's Senior Management Team.
"This is an exciting time for Supplemental Health Care, and we are glad to have Laura's and Cheryl's expertise in health care staffing as executive leaders on our team," said Elkin. "They both bring a great understanding of clients' various health care needs and are strong partners with medical facilities in providing quality and patient-centered care. With patient demand expected to rise in the U.S. in the coming years, Laura's and Cheryl's management skills and guidance will continue to make Supplemental Health Care a leader in the health care staffing industry."
Laura Magner's background
In her new role, Magner will work to streamline corporate operational procedures, assist with implementing company-wide training programs, and support the introduction of business lines such as Supplemental Health Care's new Advanced Practice Division. Magner will be based out of the Dayton, Ohio office and will continue to lead operations for the company's local office network comprised of more than 55 offices. She will also provide strategic oversight for its Supplemental Physicians staffing division.
With over 22 years of health care staffing experience, the last eight in a variety of field management roles at Supplemental Health Care, Magner has been instrumental in helping the company continue to grow its industry leading health care business solutions. Most recently Laura served as Vice President of Local Offices where she oversaw all business operations for the firm's national network of local allied and nursing offices. She also provided strategic guidance to support the launch of the company's Physician staffing division.
Magner attended the University of Akron in Ohio and currently resides in Dayton with her husband. She has three children, is a supporter of the local ballet company and is a devoted runner.
Cheryl Wilhelm's background
Wilhelm will lead strategic sales efforts to expand Supplemental Health Care's travel nursing footprint throughout the United States, oversee the compliance standards and financial health of the division, as well as work with facility partners to build custom workforce solutions that meet their patient care demands.
"With her proven success in one of our largest divisions, we are excited to have Cheryl move into this new role as our Travel Nursing Division continues to meet staffing needs for our clients nationwide," said Elkin. "Cheryl brings a wealth of knowledge in sales, staffing and management to this national division based in Buffalo, NY. She provides hands-on leadership with a precise focus on creating strong client and talent partnerships that support high quality patient care practices."
With more than 18 years of professional staffing expertise, Wilhelm understands the dynamics of the staffing industry and the critical role travel nurses play in helping health care facilities maintain efficient operations. In her previous role of three years as Vice President and General Manager of the Travel Nursing Division, Wilhelm oversaw the dedicated Travel Nursing Division which recruits, staffs and manages more than 600 nursing professionals daily nationwide.
In past positions, Wilhelm successfully managed and trained staff on emerging trends while growing division revenue during poor economic times. Her leadership skills were honed as she oversaw management, sales and operations for 18 branches and 14 branch managers with another medical staffing network. Throughout her experience in the industry, Wilhelm has continually achieved quarterly growth while increasing margin points and maintaining quality training and programs for her teams.
A Buffalo native, Wilhelm graduated from Canisius College with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. She currently resides in Lancaster and is an avid Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres' fan.
ABOUT SUPPLEMENTAL HEALTH CARE
Since its inception in 1984, Supplemental Health Care has served as a comprehensive workforce solutions provider that delivers customized strategies to address staffing challenges faced by health care organizations nationwide. Leveraging a selection of business solutions such as Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Managed Services, PRN Pool Management and Contingent Staffing, Supplemental Health Care utilizes its deep staffing expertise to deliver wide ranging workforce strategies that afford organizations better access to skilled clinical and non-clinical health care professionals.
Headquartered in Park City, Utah, Supplemental Health Care's maintains an extensive local office network of more than 55 offices in major U.S. markets and four fully-integrated national divisions: Travel Nursing, Travel Therapy, Supplemental Physicians and Advanced Practice. Visit www.SupplementalHealthCare.com to learn more.
SOURCE Supplemental Health Care