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ARMStaffing - Lehigh Valley Business Profile- January 23, 2017

FOCUS on HealthCare

By JENNIFER TROXELL WOODWARD
One Greater Lehigh Valley staffing firm has found its health care niche, extending its culture from its office to hospitals and medical facilities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and beyond.

Allied Resources Medical Staffing has spent the last seven years creating and managing a portfolio that has reached more than 400 medical professionals.

A privately held business with 27 employees, it has a bustling enterprise based in Lower Macungie Township and has the backing of nearly every hospital in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


"We are the leading health care staffing company in Pennsylvania," said Jennifer Dietz, director of operations for Allied Resources. "We have a relationship with 95 percent of the hospitals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. "Our territory is technically the entire United States. If one of our nurses wants to travel to any other state, we can make that happen for them. Our tag line is, 'Where do you want to go?' because we don't limit our nurses."

Allied Resources Medical Staffing, a division of Allied Resources Staffing Solutions in Exton, provides registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants and allied health professionals to hos-pitals, health networks, long-term care facilities, acute care facilities and medical offices through contract, per diem and direct hire positions.

CONSISTENT GROWTH
Allied Resources was founded in 2010 by Dennis Zatlin and Hope Bender. The business partners met while Zatlin, who runs Allied Resources Staffing's office in Exton, was building his staffing companies.
Bender was in the medical staffing industry for nine years at that point. She said that the duo recognized a big opportunity to provide medical staffing in the Lehigh Valley, where health care is a leading industry.

"ARMStaffing has had very consistent growth since its inception. The health care field is growing and will continue to grow in coming years," said Bender, vice president of the company.
"We have survived by providing exceptional service and developing relationships with our clients and team. Our nurses work with us because we consider them family."

ACCREDITATION
Allied Resources had an eventful year in 2015, moving its offices into a larger space in the same building on Liberty Lane. The company moved to the lower level of the complex to accommodate its expanding workforce.
Shortly after the move, Allied went through a site survey of its medical staff by The Joint Commission, a nonprofit that accredits health care organizations. Allied received the commission's Gold Seal of Approval in staffing.

Bender and Dietz said the firm's placement process is based on Joint Commission standards, and all potential medical professionals booked through Allied's office must go through reference checks, regular performance evaluations, skills checklists and core competency exams on an annual basis.

"By keeping our staff current, we can place a new RN on a new contract with-in seven business days, but our current staff can work immediately in a per diem capacity based on our clients' credentialing checklist requirements," Bender said.

CONTRACT and PER DIEM WORK
Allied Resources finds a lot of its staff through word-of-mouth, by a friend or member of the Allied team and through social media. Facebook and LinkedIn are two top sites where prospective staffers can be discovered and placed in a job posted by Allied.

"Having [Joint Commission] accreditation is not a requirement, but all hospitals are Joint Commission certified and may not work with a staffing agency that does not meet the same standards," Bender said.
With an aging population, the demand for quality contract and per diem staff has increased. This was not the case eight to 10 years ago, according to Bender and Dietz.

Dietz said that a decade ago it was commonplace to get calls to fill a nursing shift at the last minute. Today it is more contract staffing. The continuity of care, and jobs offer more stability. Our staff generally knows where they are going for a specified amount of time," Dietz said. "It used to be that a call came in for a position on an as-needed basis. So there has been that shift."

EXTENSION OF HR DEPARTMENT
St. Luke's Physician Group, vice president Joe Minahan said St. Luke's has been using Allied for several years. "By using the team at Allied Resources Medical Staffing, we've been able to efficiently grow our complement of support staff, which in turn enhances our ability to care for patients," Minahan said. "We have an unwavering commitment to provide an excellent experience for our patients and [Allied Resources] supports this mission."

Dietz said clients such as St. Luke's realize that Allied is an extension of their human resource departments. The trend of outside sourcing is embraced by the industry and can identify the best possible medical staffers.

"The flexibility we offer helps our clients meet the census changes they face daily," Dietz said, adding that the firm expects to continue its same, steady pattern of growth. "Our internal team will grow, as we are always hiring recruiters with proven track records in the medical field."

ALLIED RESOURCES MEDICAL STAFFING
What: Health care staffing firm
Location: Liberty Lane, Lower Macungie Township.
No. of employees: 27.
Website: www.armstaffing.com.

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Allied Resources Medical Staffing Awards Certification from the Joint Commission

May 18, 2011 - Allentown, PA

To achieve this, Allied Resources Medical Staffing has achieved the Gold Seal of Approvalâ„¢ for health care staffing services certification from the Joint Commission. Allied Resources Medical Staffing underwent an on-site review of its compliance with national standards that assess how staffing firms determine the qualifications and competency of their staff, how they place their staff, and how they monitor staff's performance.

"Health care organizations that contract with Allied Resources Medical Staffing can look to Joint Commission certification as an assurance that Allied Resources Medical Staffing demonstrates a commitment to providing and continuously improving quality services," says Michele Sacco, MS, executive director, Health Care Staffing Services Certification, The Joint Commission.

The ongoing shortages of nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals have forced health care organizations to increasingly fill positions with temporary workers through contractual arrangements with staffing firms. The Joint Commission's certification program, launched in October 2004, offers an independent, comprehensive evaluation of a staffing firm's abilities to provide competent staffing services.

"Certification recognizes Allied Resources Medical Staffing's dedication to providing nurses and allied health professionals that are qualified to provide safe, high-quality care to patients," says Dennis Zatiin, President. "We're proud to receive the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approvalâ„¢."

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. The Joint Commission also provides certification of more than 1,700 disease-specific care programs, primary stroke centers, and health care staffing services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.

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Allied Resources Medical Staffing Announces New Director of Clinical Operations

Lehigh Valley-based medical staffing company hires Tammy Straub for newly created position

July 17, 2017, 2017 Lehigh Valley, PA Allied Resources Medical Staffing (ARMStaffing) today announced it has hired Tammy Straub, RN, MSN, APRN, CNOR who will serve as Director of Clinical Operations. In her newly created position, Tammy will build relationships with clients and healthcare professionals while working to resolve any clinical or professional issues. Tammy will oversee the Clinical Department to make sure all functions are operating efficiently.

Tammy brings years of experience as a Perioperative Nurse and also served as the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.
“I am excited to have Tammy join our team,” commented Hope Bender, Vice President of ARMS. “In this new role within ARMStaffing, Tammy will work to ensure our field staff of nurses are informed and providing the highest level of service throughout our client facilities. Tammy will help us continually improve the quality of our service while adhering to all Joint Commission standards.”
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Allied Resources Medical Staffing (ARMStaffing)… www.ARMStaffing.com places RNs, LPNs, CNAs and allied health care professionals in per-diem, direct hire and long-term contract positions in nursing homes, long-term care facilities and hospitals in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware. Allied Resources Medical Staffing has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval signifying that the Company has met the rigorous standards for providing safe, high-quality care and for continuous performance improvement (www.jointcommission.org).
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Allied Resources Medical Staffing Announces New Director of Recruitment

Lehigh Valley-based medical staffing company hires Al Dornbach for newly created position

July 17, 2017…Lehigh Valley, PA… Allied Resources Medical Staffing (ARMStaffing) today announced it has hired Al Dornbach who serves the Company as the Director of Recruitment. In this newly created position, Al will oversee recruitment, manage customer service, and expand current client business development for the per diem, contract and direct hire positions. Al brings over 20 years of experience in recruitment and has served as Director of Recruitment for a number of medical staffing agencies.


“We are very proud with the growth that Allied Resources Medical Staffing has experienced over the past 7 years,” commented Hope Bender, Vice President of ARMS. “Based on this growth, we made the decision to hire a seasoned recruitment professional to lead our account management and recruiting teams into the next phase of advancement as a leader in the medical staffing industry. I am thrilled to have Al join our team and help us continually expand and improve the quality of our service.”
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Allied Resources Medical Staffing (ARMStaffing)… www.ARMStaffing.com places RNs, LPNs, CNAs and allied health care professionals in per-diem, direct hire and long-term contract positions in nursing homes, long-term care facilities and hospitals in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware. Allied Resources Medical Staffing has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval signifying that the Company has met the rigorous standards for providing safe, high-quality care and for continuous performance improvement (www.jointcommission.org).
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Allied Resources Medical Staffing Promotes Manager of Billing and Payroll

Lehigh Valley-based medical staffing company promotes Tamieka Adams

July 17, 2017…Lehigh Valley, PA…Allied Resources Medical Staffing (ARMStaffing) today announced it has promoted Tamieka Adams from Senior Billing and Payroll Specialist to Manager of Billing and Payroll. Tamieka will continue to oversee, manage, and assist the billing and payroll departments. She is responsible for all payroll functions for ARMStaffing’s vast network of nurses as well as billing and invoicing for all hospital, long term care and LTAC clients.


“I am proud to promote Tamieka Adams to her new position with ARMStaffing. Tamieka works hard to ensure the effectiveness, efficiency, and accuracy of our billing and payroll departments,” commented Hope Bender, Vice President of ARMStaffing. “Tamieka balances many responsibilities with hard work and dedication.”
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Allied Resources Medical Staffing (ARMStaffing)… www.ARMStaffing.com places RNs, LPNs, CNAs and allied health care professionals in per-diem, direct hire and long-term contract positions in nursing homes, long-term care facilities and hospitals in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware. Allied Resources Medical Staffing has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval signifying that the Company has met the rigorous standards for providing safe, high-quality care and for continuous performance improvement (www.jointcommission.org).
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Allied Resources Medical Staffing Promotes New Director of Operations

Lehigh Valley-based medical staffing company promotes Jennifer Dietz

July 17, 2017, 2017…Lehigh Valley, PA…Allied Resources Medical Staffing (ARMStaffing) today announced it has promoted Jennifer Dietz from Director of Communications and Training to Director of Operations. Jennifer will continue to handle all internal and external communications, as well as train current and new team members. In her new role, Jennifer will also manage all day-to-day activities within the company.

Some of her responsibilities include managing current staff performance, hiring new employees, and forecasting the need for new hires.
“I am happy to announce the promotion of Jennifer to her new position with ARMStaffing. We highly value promoting from within to reward our hardworking team members,” stated Hope Bender, Vice President of ARMS. “Jennifer brings organization and processes to our team that as we grow, are exceedingly important.”
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Allied Resources Medical Staffing (ARMStaffing)… www.ARMStaffing.com places RNs, LPNs, CNAs and allied health care professionals in per-diem, direct hire and long-term contract positions in nursing homes, long-term care facilities and hospitals in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware. Allied Resources Medical Staffing has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval signifying that the Company has met the rigorous standards for providing safe, high-quality care and for continuous performance improvement (www.jointcommission.org).
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Allied Resources Medical Staffing Promotes New Manager of Nurse Retention

Lehigh Valley-based medical staffing company promotes Eileen Arty

July 17, 2017…Lehigh Valley, PA…Allied Resources Medical Staffing (ARMStaffing) today announced it has promoted Eileen Arty to Manager of Nurse Retention. Eileen will continue to recruit and manage accounts for ARMStaffing. In her new role, she will also oversee the retention efforts of the team of account managers and recruiters.

Eileen will focus on keeping active nurses working by making sure all recruiters are communicating to these nurses and continually providing new jobs for them.
“I am proud to promote Eileen to her new role with ARMStaffing. Her enthusiasm and hard work has been highly appreciated and contagious. By having Eileen step into this new role we are better able ensure that our active nurses always have the most preferred job opportunities available,” states Hope Bender, Vice President of ARMStaffing.
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Allied Resources Medical Staffing (ARMStaffing)… www.ARMStaffing.com places RNs, LPNs, CNAs and allied health care professionals in per-diem, direct hire and long-term contract positions in nursing homes, long-term care facilities and hospitals in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware. Allied Resources Medical Staffing has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval signifying that the Company has met the rigorous standards for providing safe, high-quality care and for continuous performance improvement (www.jointcommission.org).
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ARMStaffing Supports the 5th Annual St. Luke's Blue Ribbon 5K Race and Family Fun Walk

ARMStaffing Team Runs and walks For Prostate Cancer Awareness

September 26,2017…Lehigh Valley,PA… Allied Resources Medical Staffing (ARMStaffing)today announced twenty-six members of our team supported St. Luke's University Health Network by running and walking for Prostate Cancer Awareness at their 5k and Fun Walk on Sunday, September 24th.

Hope Bender, Vice President of ARMStaffing commented, "We are proud to support this very important cause in our community & look forward to a long collaborative relationship with this race in the future.

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Allied Resources Medical Staffing (ARMStaffing) Awarded Health Care Staffing Services Certification From The Joint Commission

Lehigh Valley-based agency receives highest distinction
May 8,2017-Lehigh Valley, PA-Allied Resources Medical Staffing (ARMStaffing) today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Health Care Staffing Services Certification. The certification demonstrates ARMStaffing’s commitment to providing qualified and competent health care professionals.

ARMStaffing underwent a rigorous onsite review on March 27, 2017.

Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national standards that assess how health care staffing firms determine the qualifications and competency of staff, placement of staff, and how they monitor performance. All certified health care staffing organizations are required to collect data on their own performance.
Health care staffing firms place temporary staff in organizations that direct or provide patient care. Established in October 2004, Health Care Staffing Services Certification, awarded for a two-year period, offers an independent and comprehensive evaluation of a staffing firm’s abilities to provide competent staffing services.

“Allied Resources Medical Staffing has demonstrated its commitment to providing quality health care staffing services to health care organizations as evidenced by its achievement of Joint Commission certification,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “We recognize and commend ARMStaffing for its efforts to provide a safe, high-quality standard of service.”

“ARMStaffing is pleased to receive certification from The Joint Commission, the premier quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Hope Bender, Vice President, ARMStaffing. “Health Care Staffing Certification demonstrates our commitment and accountability to clients and the health care professionals we employ. Certification establishes, defines and measures delivery on key functional areas and performance measures across the entire industry.”


The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.


Allied Resources Medical Staffing (ARMStaffing)
ARMStaffing (online at www.ARMStaffing.com) places RNs, LPNs, CNAs and allied health care professionals both per-diem and on long-term contracts in nursing homes, long-term care facilities and hospitals in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware and throughout the United States. ARMStaffing has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval signifying that the Company has met the rigorous standards for providing safe, high-quality care and for continuous performance improvement (www.jointcommission.org). ARMStaffing is a part of the Allied Resources Group, headquartered in Exton, PA.
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Allied Resources Medical Staffing Announces Three Corporate Promotions

Lehigh Valley-based medical staffing company promotes three internal team members
April 18, 2016 - Lehigh Valley, PA

Allied Resources Medical Staffing (ARMStaffing) today announced it has promoted three internal team members to new responsibilities within the company:

1. Adrienne Trembler was promoted from Staffing Specialist to Account Manager/Recruiter. In her new role, Adrienne is responsible for all aspects of client relations and recruiting for her customer base throughout the Corporate footprint.

Adrienne has been with ARMStaffing for two years. *Photo attached

2. Rachael Kelly was promoted from HealthCare Recruiter to Senior Account Manager/ Recruiter. In her new role, Rachael is responsible for all aspects of client relations and recruiting for her customer base throughout the Corporate footprint. Additionally, Rachael helps to manage the efforts of the recruiting team. Rachael has been with ARMStaffing for nearly two years. *Photo attached

3. Eileen Arty was promoted from Account Manager to Manager of Recruitment. In her new role, Eileen manages a team of seven healthcare recruiters and account managers. Furthermore, Eileen ensures all recruiting efforts are exceeded for our vast client base of hospitals, long term care and acute care facilities. Eileen has been with ARMStaffing for four years. *Photo attached

“I am pleased to have the opportunity to promote Adrienne, Rachael and Eileen to their new positions with ARMStaffing. We have always worked hard to reward the efforts of our current staff by promoting from within. Each of these team members have demonstrated great dedication, enthusiasm and proficiency in their role, I could not be more pleased,” commented Hope Bender, Vice President, Allied Resources Medical Staffing.
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Allied Resources Medical Staffing (ARMStaffing)… www.ARMStaffing.com places RNs, LPNs, CNAs and allied health care professionals both per-diem and on long-term contracts in nursing homes, long-term care facilities and hospitals in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware. Allied Resources Medical Staffing has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval signifying that the Company has met the rigorous standards for providing safe, high-quality care and for continuous performance improvement (www.jointcommission.org).
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Allied Resources Medical Staffing Receives Highest Distinction

Lehigh Valley-based medical staffing company receives Joint Commission National Quality Approval
April 10, 2015 - Lehigh Valley, PA

Allied Resources Medical Staffing (ARMS) today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for health care staffing by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to providing safe and effective patient and resident care.

Allied Resources Medical Staffing underwent a rigorous on-site survey in March of 2015.

During the review, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated compliance with staffing standards. Surveyors also conducted on-site observations and interviews. Allied Resources Medical Staffing is proud to have earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval each year since May of 2011.

"Allied Resources Medical Staffing is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” stated Hope Bender, Vice President of ARMS. “Our organization continues to work to develop and implement approaches and strategies that have the potential to improve care for patients and residents throughout the facilities we staff.”

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Allied Resources Medical Staffing Relocates to Larger Space

Lehigh Valley-based medical staffing company moves to accommodate growth
January 21, 2015 - Lehigh Valley, PA

Allied Resources Medical Staffing (ARMS) has moved its corporate headquarters in Allentown effective January 12, 2015. As Pennsylvania’s largest medical staffing company, ARMS moved to accommodate corporate growth and provide space for the increased staff to serve its vast client base. The new location is located just off of Brookside Road at 4949 Liberty Lane, Suite 290 Allentown, PA 18106.

The new location encompasses over 3,000 square feet which allows space for recently hired recruiters, account managers and sales staff future growth and includes an education/training room.

ARMS was founded in 2009 and is a division of Allied Resources Staffing Solutions in Exton, PA. The company places Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants and Allied Health professionals in nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and hospitals throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. Throughout the past 4 years ARMS has experienced significant growth in nursing staff, revenue and clients served.

"This has been an exciting time to be in the medical staffing industry,” commented Hope Bender, Vice President of Operations for Allied Resources Medical Staffing. “We started the company with only a few employees, clients and nurses. We now have 17 employees in house, 250 healthcare professionals working in the field and serve most of the hospitals and many long term care facilities in Pennsylvania. We’re proud to be their first choice in staffing."

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