CompHealth Connect

News, Tips, and Trends for Healthcare Professionals

About Melissa Byington

Melissa Byington is the president of CompHealth locum tenens and oversees all divisional direction regarding strategy and operations. She has worked with CompHealth since 1997.

3 Things to Look for When Choosing a Locum Tenens Agency

At first glance, all locum tenens companies may look the same. But before you take an assignment, it's important to know if your staffing company can help protect you should any legal issues arise. Read more

What’s a “Kaizen?” (And How Can it Make Your Physician Recruiting Process More Efficient?)

I don’t think I’d ever heard the word kaizen until I started working at CompHealth. Now it’s a regular part of my vocabulary. Kaizen is Japanese for “improvement” or “change for the best.” In the business world, the term represents a process for improving efficiency and reducing waste. Read more

Making Life Easier for the Locum Tenens at Your Facility

Using locum tenens is a great way for facilities to fill a temporary staffing need -- but physicians can be a bit picky when choosing assignments. We asked some of our experienced doctors what facilities could do to create a more locum-friendly environment. Read more

How to Earn Money for Your Medical Practice While You’re Out of the Office

If you have your own practice, you also run a business -- and you don't get paid when you're not working. Bringing in a temporary physician while you're out is a great way to meet your patients' needs and bring in revenue. Read more

3 Tips for Recruiting Physicians to Small Medical Practices

It can be tough for small medical facilities to find doctors. If you are recruiting for a small practice, here are a few tips for finding the right candidate faster and improving your chances of an acceptance. Read more

Hiring Tips for Physician Practice Owners

I've started blogging for the practice management resource, Physicians Practice. My first post addresses major considerations for practice owners thinking about bringing on a new colleague. Read more

Survey Shows Growing Desire to Quit Practicing Medicine

An alarming statistic was recently reported in an article published by HealthLeaders Media. A nationwide survey of 13,000 physicians reveals that the majority (6 out of 10!) would quit practicing medicine if they could. Read more

Survey Says?

Earlier this year, we surveyed 1,000 physicians nationwide to gauge their awareness and perception of locum tenens. We were pleased to learn that nearly all physicians are familiar with locum tenens and have had positive experiences either working with a locums physician or working as a locums physician. Read more

Quality Assurance Means We Listen To Your Feedback

Every month at CompHealth locum tenens, we review our customer feedback for the prior month. In addition to the lessons we learn from this feedback and process improvements we make, we often find opportunities to improve our communication with our customers. Read more

Majority of Physicians Need More Sleep

Are doctors getting enough sleep? With a demanding schedule and the always-on nature of call shifts, providing a high level of patient care and finding time for proper rest and relaxation is a big challenge. A survey from CompHealth found that a majority of physicians aren?t getting enough sleep, and are concerned that this can impact patient care. Read more