In 2002, David M. Theobald, MS, RN, CSP, was working as a registered nurse in the intensive care unit at a hospital in Upstate New York. By his side were supplemental and travel nurses filling critical gaps in care during a national nursing shortage. Although the system worked reasonably well, he envisioned a different, better approach to patient care staffing during times of need marked by high stress, one based upon the concept of caring rather than competitive preferences and strategies. His initial plan called for both temporary solutions to fill immediate needs and permanent solutions to ease the recurrent cycle of healthcare workforce shortages.
Davin Healthcare began providing services in 2003 as Stat Staff Professionals and is one of the first nurse-owned and nurse-operated MSP organizations in the United States. Since its inception, Davin Healthcare has identified holistic strategies to help address nationwide healthcare workforce shortages. Our interdisciplinary collaborations bridge healthcare professionals and educators. At our core is a commitment to provide exemplary patient care and staffing solutions that lead to the best health outcomes.
As CEO, Dave Theobald best articulates the company's impact: “I believe our success is due to an unyielding focus on a commitment to care for our staff, clients, employees and most importantly, the patients at our clients' facilities. They are our friends, family, and community members. Our promise - to provide compassionate healthcare - is evident in every facet of our business, from the rigorous credentialing standards and strong customer service provided to our clients to the compassionate care-based framework, comprehensive benefits, clinical support, continuing education, and career development we provide to our nurses and allied health employees.”
(Image provided by Empire State College, 2017.)