Ellen Kuhnert Joins Fastaff and US Nursing as Vice President of Business Development to Promote Nurse Staffing Services

December 18, 2013


December 17, 2013
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Cynthia Bynum

Ellen Kuhnert, M.B.A., B.S.N., R.N., has joined Fastaff, the leader in Rapid Response℠ travel nurse staffing, and US Nursing, the leader in job action nurse staffing, as Vice President of Business Development. Kuhnert previously served as the Regional Director for MedAssets Workforce Solutions. In her role, Kuhnert successfully led overall operations, sales and strategy for Western Region clients, overseeing approximately 200 client facilities, 500 contract labor agencies and managed $100 million in annual contract labor across the region.

“We are excited to add Ellen’s caliber of expertise to our executive team,” said Kay Cowling, Fastaff and US Nursing CEO. “We are committed to delivering the highest quality nurses to premier hospitals nationwide for urgent and crucial needs, and we believe our investment in business development and client services are key to this strategic initiative.”

Kuhnert brings a wealth of leadership experience in hospital operations and health care management. Her expertise also includes serving as Chief Nursing Officer and Assistant Chief Nursing Officer for Tenet Healthcare, where she was responsible for overall labor productivity and staffing. Prior to Tenet, she was Director of Pediatric/Neonatal and Burn Services at Western Medical Center, Santa Ana, where she led the units through successful certification. She holds an MBA degree from the University of Phoenix and a BS degree in Nursing from Mount Saint Mary’s College.

About Fastaff® Travel Nursing
As the premier Rapid Response℠ travel nurse staffing provider in the country, Fastaff, LLC, connects hospitals to The Right Nurse, Right Now®. Fastaff has served more than 700 health care facilities in the last 25 years and provides staffing from a database of more than 70,000 specialty nurses. Visit www.fastaff.com for more information and connect with Fastaff on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

About US Nursing®

Since 1989, U.S. Nursing has been working with health care facilities and nursing professionals to provide staffing solutions during labor disputes. U.S. Nursing has staffed or helped avert more than 95 percent of all health care labor disputes nationwide and is the only resource for comprehensive services throughout strike preparation and implementation. Visit www.usnursing.com for more information.