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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.

Which Setting Has the Happiest Doctors, Private Practice or Hospitals?

If you’re thinking about moving from employment to private practice, joining a new practice, or even becoming an independent locum tenens physician, there are a couple of things you should know. Read more

Infographic: 6 Tips for Impressing a Physician Recruiter

If you're looking for a great hospital job, there's someone you need to impress before you ever meet the new boss and team — the physician recruiter. Here are six types for making a good impression. Read more

Physician Recruiters: How to Avoid Scary Healthcare Staffing Situations

Staffing a practice or a hospital is no easy task. With so many wants, needs, personalities, and processes involved in hiring a new doctor, there is plenty of opportunity for things to go wrong. Here are three scary staffing problems — and how you can avoid them. Read more

6 Things Hospitals Look for in a New Physician

What’s the secret to finding a great job at a hospital or facility? Here are six characteristics they said they’re looking for in an ideal job candidate. Read more

Tips for Successfully Offboarding a Locum Tenens Provider

Locums are great at filling in during a transitional period, generating additional revenue for your facility, and helping out during busy times. But by their very nature, locum tenens will only be with you for a limited time. Here are tips for a successful exit interview. Read more

CompHealth Named One of the “Best Places to Work in Healthcare”

We're pretty excited to be included on Modern Healthcare's 2014 list of Best Places to Work in Healthcare. Each year, Modern Healthcare recognizes companies in the healthcare industry that empower their employees to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services. Read more

3 Reasons Doctors Choose to Work Locum Tenens

Doctors of all ages and backgrounds choose to work locum tenens, but when we recently surveyed physicians about this practice, we found that many are still unfamiliar with it. Wondering if a locum tenens assignment is for you? Here are three reasons doctors are trying it out. Read more

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