Vibra Healthcare, a Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania-based national specialty healthcare provider, has announced the establishment of Vibra Travels, a travel nursing and healthcare staffing company.
Vibra Travels began as an internal service in 2021, bringing travelling clinicians into Vibra Healthcare’s coast-to-coast network of critical care hospitals, medical rehabilitation institutions, and skilled nursing facilities to work directly with them. Vibra Travels grew quickly as a result of nationwide staffing shortages and rising interest in travel nursing prospects among job seekers, and company recently celebrated its expansion to service external clients.
“We are humbled by the response to Vibra Travels and eager to partner with and serve more healthcare providers like us”, “We understand the hospital business”, “Having developed Vibra Travels out of Vibra Healthcare’s own talent needs, we truly know the burdens created by staffing shortages. We also know the unique challenges of working through agency support. That’s why the Vibra Travels team is so passionate about making a difference in this industry, delivering a better staffing solution for healthcare providers, and providing a world-class experience for our traveling clinicians.”
Wayne Mackey, CEO of Vibra Travels
Mackey, who also serves as Vibra Healthcare’s chief human resources officer, worked alongside Brad Hollinger, president and CEO of Vibra Healthcare, and a number of the organization’s executive leaders to bring Vibra Travels to life.
Though the company continues to expand its services, Vibra Travels primarily focuses on hiring and placing clinicians that are currently in the highest demand, including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and respiratory therapists.
Hospitals commonly use travelers in these positions when they cannot fill their job openings readily with local talent, a growing problem in many areas of the country. Travelers are also used for interim support while hospitals train newly hired employees, during times when hospitalizations peak, and when there is a need to cover staff vacations or illnesses.
“We’re so much more than an agency,” “We treat our clients’ talent needs just like our own. We’ve created a custom, flexible approach and we can quickly place quality talent wherever support is most needed.”
Amy Slivinski, vice president of Vibra Travels
The Vibra Travels team has a mission of delivering exceptional customer service with a personalized approach, shared Slivinski. “Our travelers and hospital partners will work with their own dedicated recruiters who get to know them and their needs, allowing us to make the best possible placement matches. We aim to deliver expert, concierge-level onboarding and support services for both our travelers and clients alike so that they can do what they do best, provide great patient care together.”