On episode 278 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing career and healthcare podcast, Keith interviews Dr. Iman Abuzeid, the CEO and co-founder of Incredible Health. Keith and Iman discuss Incredible Health’s study of COVID-19’s impact on the nursing landscape and hospitals around the United States, including racial equality and the intersection of the current conversation around racial inequality and the pandemic.
Dr. Iman Abuzeid is the co-founder and CEO of Incredible Health, a career marketplace whose custom matching technology offers hospitals the fastest, most effective way to hire qualified permanent nursing staff.
By 2024, the United States is poised to experience its biggest employment crisis to date, a shortage of one million nurses, putting patient care in jeopardy and hospitals at risk of significant financial loss. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the nursing shortage, highlighting the need for qualified nurses across the country. Incredible Health is on a mission to reinvent the hospital and healthcare staffing landscape, helping to solve the nursing shortage.
As a former medical doctor whose immediate family includes three surgeons, Iman understands the importance of helping healthcare professionals find and do their best work. Incredible Health is based in San Francisco, backed by top tier venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, and is used by hundreds of leading hospitals across the country, including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Stanford Healthcare, Baylor Scott & White and many more. Dr. Abuzeid holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
A few highlights of the conversation:
Incredible Health developed a study of COVID-19’s impact on the nursing landscape and hospitals. Incredible Health collected data from nurses and mined its own proprietary data for hiring trends across hospitals during March and April.
- Almost two-thirds (62%) of nurse respondents said their facility does not have the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to properly protect themselves from COVID-19
- A strong majority of nurses (59%) said they do not feel adequately supported by their facility to deal with the added stress of COVID-19
- Only 2% of nurse respondents said their facility was “very prepared” to deal with COVID-19
- Twice as many emergency department (ED) nurses were hired on Incredible Health in March compared to January and February, and 50% more ICU nurses were hired during that same timeframe, compared to roles in other departments such as the operating room (OR) and labor and delivery (L&D)
- Speed to hire increased by 24%, going from 25 days in January and February to 19 days in March because of the immediate need for ED and ICU nurses. National average is 90 days to hire; whereas Incredible Health generally guarantees clients speed to hire in under 30 days.
- Please click here to read a blog post about Incredible Health’s free nurse salary estimator, and click here to use the estimator!
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