Shifts are staffed, nurses are supported, hospitals save millions
ProFlex is a nursing-staffing platform that gives the power and control back to the hospitals and long-term care facilities , which have been overpaying travel-nurse agencies to fill gaps in staffing and patient care.
ProFlex helped its launch hospital save up to 30 percent on contingent nursing costs last year, while at the same time enabling the much-needed rebuilding of culture on the nursing floor and stability among staff. The hospital saved tens of millions of dollars while ProFlex helped administrators build their own nursing pool, fill shifts, and ultimately reduce dependency on the costly travel-nurse agencies.
Executive V.P., The ZLH Group
Michael Sorrento is introducing ProFlex to health systems and hospitals nationwide.
He trained as a nurse and worked for over two decades to bring innovation to healthcare systems.
“Today’s nursing crisis has jeopardized the stability, teamwork, and camaraderie on the nursing floor, which impacts quality of care and patient & family experiences. ProFlex serves as an alternative sustainable solution that not only meets the needs of the C-Suite, but also the caregivers that have been heroic when we’ve needed them the most.”
Why is there a nursing crisis?
The Covid pandemic took a toll on nursing as a profession, trimming the workforce as nurses burned out or left the field due to extended hours and pressure while making sacrifices in the most challenging conditions. Before the pandemic travel nurses made up about 5 percent of all floor nurses, but that number is now an average of 25 percent nationally.
“Nurses are considered the backbone of the U.S. health care system, but there's an unprecedented shortage,” CBS News reported in fall 2022. “Travel nurses are a solution, but it comes at the cost of morale and the bottom line because they're offered more money than nurses on staff.”
ProFlex offers the nursing pool the opportunity to make a stronger rate while staying aligned with the hospital in their region. ProFlex works with healthcare administrators to determine sustainable rates and best workflow and onboard personnel and marketing technology to reach well-aligned talent.
ProFlex can be supported by proprietary technology WAE (Work Available Everywhere), an on-demand centralized scheduling software made for healthcare that reduces time spent scheduling staff and seamlessly integrates with existing HRIS systems. The system been called the “UBER” of scheduling by healthcare professionals.
The development of the ProFlex model was informed by the team’s experience working to staff the frontlines of healthcare systems for decades. The team is led by Lindsay McCutchen, founder of ProFlex’s parent company Tallavera, and is expanding nationwide with the support of The ZLH Group and its CEO Ben Wood and Vice President Michael Sorrento.