Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine’s Day!



Happy Valentine’s Day!

Beginning this month, trustaff will be donating and accepting ink and toner cartridges for the purposes of a fundraising program entitled Instead of filling local landfills with these potentially toxic items, accepts empty ink and toner cartridges and recycles them. The funds received from the recycling process are then donated to local charities and community programs benefiting children in the area. If you know of businesses or private individuals who would like to donate their used cartridges, please visit or stop by our offices at 4270 Glendale Milford Road in Blue Ash, Ohio and we will be happy to forward your contributions.

With tax time around the corner, W-2’s have been sent out around the country and many travel nurses are beginning to wonder about how working in a new state will affect their taxes. Many travel nurses may be familiar with the somewhat complicated process of filing out of state, and fewer still may be able to cite exactly the difference between domicile and resident or even define reciprocity. However, it may be hard for many to get the full benefit from their taxes or be fully aware of each states taxes and how it interacts with paying taxes in their home state. For those travelers who are looking for help when it comes to tax time, there is an easier way.

In the February issue of Healthcare Traveler Magazine, a feature entitled Hands-on Tax Prep details some of the difficulties traveling nurses and allied healthcare professionals are facing when in comes to facing their taxes. The article highlights some of the basic terms and complications encountered by travelers when it comes to filing taxes out of state while correctly managing their taxes back home. The article also mentions Dan Kobaly, an enrolled agent and founder of, a website specializing in helping travel nurses to navigate multiple state taxes and to get the most from their returns.

January was another successful month for trustaff and our clients, and we would like to recognize many of the trustaff team that contributed to this accomplishment. First and foremost, we would like to thank all of our travel nurses and allied healthcare professionals for their hard work and dedication on their assignments. We would also like to thank our recruiters and internal support staff for their efforts in helping our travelers, arranging their assignments, helping with timesheets and payroll, and upholding the quality service we strive to offer to each of our clients and travlers.

Trustaff would also like to congratulate Kim Bowling as trustaff’s January Employee of the Month. Recent changes in our payroll department have been difficult for our travelers, but thanks to Kim and everyone in the payroll and accounting departments, the transition has been much easier. Kim has displayed outstanding efforts in her position and earned the admiration of her coworkers and manager, Dianne Beiersdorfer: “We told Kim in her interview that 60 hour weeks were not the norm… then we switched to ADP. Kim has been a trooper getting through this payroll conversion. Although it has been difficult on her and her family, she has been committed to helping us get through this transition successfully. Even with all the extra work and frustrations, Kim can manage to keep her head up and a smile on her face.”

Many of our other departments also went beyond expectations to help achieve the success we all shared this month. Trustaff would like to spotlight Steve Schlegel from the Marketing and Lead Generation Department, Julie Schoenberger from our Travel and Housing Department, and Amanda Lohman from our Admin Team. Thank you everyone, for your dedication to making it another very successful month at trustaff!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Happy New Year!



As part of the New Year, trustaff is updating the TruGear catalogue to include new items and ways to spend TruBucks on everything from hats, fleeces, shirts, and active wear, to polo shirts and long sleeve t-shirts for casual wear. More information on TruGear will be coming soon.

With the beginning of a New Year, many people resolve to change their daily routines or habits to become more health conscious. While healthcare professionals spend a great deal of their time caring for the well-being of patients, after clocking out from a long shift, looking after their own health can seem like a full time job of its own. Gyms, workout classes, even a half hour jog can seem like a grueling chore, especially after spending all day on your feet. Not for Mitchel McGehee.

A former paramedic, Mitchel became tired of his physically tasking occupation which had inevitably led to back problems and surgery. Looking to better his career and income, Mitchel became a CVT and saw a great opportunity in travel nursing. After talking to trustaff recruiter Chris Walton, Mitchel became a travel nurse and began accepting assignments across the country.

Shortly after becoming a trustaff traveler, Mitchel began looking into exercising, but it wasn’t until he began his second assignment with trustaff until he began to really enjoy fitness as a part of his daily life. After joining the cath lab co-ed softball team and working out at local gyms on a regular basis, it wasn’t long until Mitchel introduced his new found passion with his family. Nearing the end of his second assignment with trustaff, Mitchel has dropped almost 65 pounds and feeling better than he has in a long time.

In January of this year, Mitchel’s story of his enthusiasm for fitness found its way into the most recent edition of Healthcare Traveler as part of their feature “Finding Fitness”. For more details on Mitchel’s story and how other travelers found ways to enjoy habits for a healthier lifestyle, pick up the January 2008 issue of Healthcare Traveler.

Also featured in the January issue of Healthcare Traveler is Pam Campbell, a trustaff traveler, who found a special town in west-central Ohio. The city of Troy, Ohio, is home to the Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC) where Pam extended her assignment to twelve months. Pam worked the third shift of the PCU and ICU where she became closer to patients and other traveling nurses.

While Pam has not always been a traveler, it helped renew her passion for her career. “I started traveling seven years ago, after a friend who had been on the road shared her stories with me,” [1] says Pam. “Prior to that, I had been stuck in a rut and almost lost my love for nursing. I definitely recommend healthcare travel to any professional who is able to do it.” [1]

For the complete article of Pam’s story, check out “On Assignment”, a feature in the January 2008 issue of Healthcare Traveler. If you are interested in more information about travel nursing, or are looking to become a travel nurse, call trustaff toll free at 877.880.0346 today.

Thank you for reading another edition of TruNews and we wish everyone a happy New Year!

[1] Healthcare Traveler Magazine, January 2008, p.45, published by Advanstar

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Scott Smith and trustaff Travelers Featured in Healthcare Traveler!



Throughout the year, trustaff contributes to many philanthropic causes, and during the holidays it’s no different. Every December, the employees of trustaff sponsor families at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital through our annual Giving Tree donation event. By making donations to help those going through difficult times during the holidays, we hope to make the season for giving brighter for those in need.

Because of its generous contributions throughout the year, trustaff was recently featured in the Business Courier acknowledging local businesses who have continually given to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital throughout the year. We would like to thank Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the Business Courier for encouraging contributions to Children’s Hospital and the many charities sponsored by local business. The Giving Tree and all of the yearly donation programs from trustaff will continue to carry on its tradition of giving to good causes in hopes that we can help improve the lives of those who need it most.

The recent December issue of Healthcare Traveler showcased their annual Travelers of the Year Awards, in which three trustaff employees were recognized for their outstanding work this year. Among those recognized for their work in the healthcare staffing industry, recruiter Scott Smith was nominated by his working nurses and was named Recruiter of the Year for the excellent service he provided. We would like to congratulate Scott and all of our recruiters on all of their hard work providing each nurse with the best travel experience possible on every assignment.

As part of the Travelers of the Year Awards, trustaff would also like to congratulate Pam Campbell, RN, and Olivia Hancock, CST, both of whom Healthcare Traveler awarded for their exemplary efforts while traveling. Pam Campbell received Healthcare Traveler’s Traveler of the Year Award and was nominated by her recruiter Kara Schaufert for her very friendly attitude and outstanding work ethic while on assignment. Olivia Hancock was awarded Allied Traveler of the Year and was nominated by recruiter Chris Walton for her tremendous feedback and glowing reports from facilities and managers. We would like to thank Pam, Olivia, and all of our nurses for their dedication to excellence while on assignment.

Thank you for reading another edition of truNews, and from all of us at trustaff, have a safe and happy holiday season!

Friday, October 12, 2007

The Holidays are on Their Way!



Fall has begun, and with the holidays fast approaching, trustaff is helping travel nurses and allied health professionals find positions with premier facilities this season with a nice added bonus. Those who accept and start a travel assignment with trustaff between October 12th and December 29th will receive a five night cruise for two with round-trip airfare, drinks, and meals included to ports of call including the Caribbean, Mexico, New England, and Canada. A total retail value of over $3,500! Current trustaff travelers can also qualify for this limited time offer by simply extending at their current facilities or accepting a new assignment in the months mentioned.

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of all of our travel nurses, allied health professionals, and staffing professionals, trustaff is continuing to grow! Over the past month, we have been interviewing and hiring more experienced inside sales and recruiting professionals for our new Blue Ash, Ohio, offices. These offices are spacious, newly renovated, and offer the latest in technological amenities to help our staffing professionals to provide their best in supporting our clients and travel employees.

With the beginning of October comes the end of our third quarter, and we are excited to announce another fantastic and successful quarter in our continuing growth in the fast-paced healthcare staffing industry! Having achieved and exceeded many of out third quarter goals, we look forward to going beyond our fourth quarter goals and finishing the remaining part of the year with the same dedication to success. If you would like to become part of the trustaff team, please call us toll free at 1.877.880.0346. You can also visit us at to find out the latest news and accomplishments of one of the fastest growing healthcare staffing firms in the country, trustaff!

Friday, September 7, 2007

One of the Fastest Growing Companies in the Country!



Welcome to another edition of truNews, keeping you in the know about the latest from one of the fastest growing healthcare staffing firms in the country, trustaff!

Recently, trustaff was recognized locally and nationally for its rapid growth from 2003 to 2006!, a new media division of American City Business Journals, acknowledged trustaff, among other businesses in the greater Cincinnati area, to be excelling in their respective industries. Nationally, Inc. 500 ranked trustaff as one of the top 5,000 fastest growing companies in the country and listed us in the top 50 of the fastest growing companies in the health industry! We hope to continue to excel in the coming years as we bring exceptional service to our clients and nurses throughout the country.

In keeping with our continuing development, we have added a new permanent placement division to trustaff! This division specializes in helping RN’s of all specialties achieve permanent positions in great facilities nationwide. Our permanent placement specialists are also placing physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, certified occupational therapist assistants, and speech language pathologists in quality positions. If you’re interested in a better paying long-term position in your area or across the country, call our Director of Permanent Placement Drew Gehler, at 513.354.6632, or any of our Permanent Placement Team at 877.880.0346.

Thank you for reading another edition of truNews. Check us out on the web at for more details on one of the best in the healthcare staffing business, trustaff!

Friday, August 31, 2007

Our First Post!

Welcome to the first edition of truNews, an online column dedicated to keeping you in the know about one of the most competitive firms in the healthcare staffing industry, trustaff! As one of top 5,000 fastest growing companies in the country today, trustaff is constantly improving to offer the best service and positions to our clients.

In April of this year, trustaff was awarded the Gold Seal for Healthcare Staffing Service from the Joint Commission ( This prestigious accolade is currently held by only twelve staffing companies in Ohio, a total of 176 companies nationwide, and shows that trustaff complies with the standards and guidelines set by the Joint Commission that ensure the healthcare staffing industry provides the best service possible. Recertification will be completed every two years via unannounced visits to ensure our continuing compliance with the Joint Commission.

We have recently moved! Our new facilities are located at 4270 Glendale Milford Road in Blue Ash, Ohio and feature the latest technological amenities helping us to better serve our clients. This facility places all of our divisions and departments together with much more room to continue expanding as one of the fastest growing companies in the country.

As a new part of the move into the new facilities, trustaff would like to extend a warm welcome to FirstCall who will be joining us at our new Glendale Milford location! FirstCall is a well established firm with more than twelve years in the industry and several large local clients. We are all looking forward to continuing the excellence of both FirstCall and trustaff as we serve all of our local and national clients.

Thank you for reading our first edition of truNews and check back soon for the latest developments from trustaff!