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AHSA Announces New Workforce Solutions Partnership with University of Michigan Health-West

by Cade Webb

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (March 22, 2023) – AHSA, a leading provider of healthcare staffing and managed services solutions, has announced a new partnership with University of Michigan Health-West (UMH-West). The partnership will focus on supporting UMH-West’s physician and advanced practice workforce needs.

“AHSA’s expertise in workforce solutions will be instrumental in helping us attract top-tier talent to provide the best possible care for our patients in West Michigan,” said Marcus Smithson, Director of Physician Recruitment at UMH-West. “We are confident this strategic collaboration will help us meet our physician staffing needs.”

As part of the partnership, AHSA, using its proprietary VMS technology, Trio VMS, will provide UMH-West with a range of workforce solutions, including recruitment, staffing services, credentialing, and managed services. The partnership will help UMH-West streamline its staffing processes, improve workforce management, reduce contingent labor spend, and enhance patient care.

“We look forward to our partnership in supporting UMH-West with best-in-class workforce solutions offerings,” said Bev Colan, Executive Vice President at AHSA. “We are committed to supporting UMH-West in achieving its staffing goals and delivering the highest quality care to its patients.”

The partnership between AHSA and UMH-West demonstrates a shared commitment to excellence in healthcare and to the wellbeing of patients, clinicians, and medical professionals.

About AHSA
Founded in 2003, AHSA provides healthcare workforce solutions to streamline and simplify the way healthcare organizations procure and manage staffing. As a pioneer in the healthcare Managed Service Provider and VMS industry, AHSA was the first MSP to provide a VMS solution for physician staffing, in addition to nursing, allied health and non-clinical workforce solutions to its client facilities. AHSA is an American Health Staffing Group company. American Health Staffing Group is a portfolio company of LittleJohn & Co.

About University of Michigan Health-West
University of Michigan Health-West is a nonprofit multispecialty medical provider that is relentlessly advancing health to serve West Michigan as part of the state’s top-ranked health system. Founded in Grand Rapids in 1942 by a group of osteopathic doctors, our organization today serves more than 250,000 patients annually at 30 locations across four counties, including a 208-bed teaching hospital in Wyoming, Michigan. More than 61,000 emergency patients are treated each year at the hospital, a Verified Level II Trauma Center, certified Comprehensive Stroke Center and accredited Chest Pain Center. Our physician-led medical group, University of Michigan Health Partners, drives excellence and convenient access to primary and specialty care, including the expertise of University of Michigan Health, consistently ranked among the nation’s top academic medical centers. In addition to earning top grades for safety and quality, University of Michigan Health-West is consistently recognized as a leader in the use of technology and as an inclusive employer of choice. It supports the health and wellness of all in the community, offering free Live Healthy education programs as well as outreach clinics to underserved areas. Learn more at www.uofmhealthwest.org.

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