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The Mission, Vision, and Purpose of Preferred Healthcare

by Brett Kestenbaum, PT, DPT

In the CovalentCareers 2019 Physical Therapist Report, we surveyed 1,496 PTs and students and learned that the most important elements of an employer’s brand are company culture and ethics. As a company that specializes in allied health, Preferred Healthcare Staffing has made it their primary goal to offer both.

Preferred has won Best in Staffing awards each year for four years running, a feat only 2% of staffing companies can claim. These awards have come from both client and talent—making Preferred beloved by both sides of the staffing coin.

Preferred’s mission: Passion, Honesty, Service

The mission of Preferred Healthcare Staffing is to ensure excellent patient care by recruiting the most qualified allied health professionals, and the driving values can be described with three words: passion, honesty, and service.


People at Preferred are passionate about what they do, and they bring that passion to every aspect of the placement process. Since they specialize in allied health, they know exactly what kinds of questions to ask and exactly what kinds of jobs a candidate with specific interests will get excited about.


When working with a Preferred recruiter, you can expect honesty—there’s a straight answer to every question, in the words of Preferred’s founder Melanie Reiten.


And service, of course, is at the core. From vetting talent to ensuring that each therapist feels 100% supported in their position from the beginning, Preferred Healthcare goes above and beyond to make sure that clients and employees can focus on offering the best patient care.

Because of their focus on allied health, they’re up to date on the requirements, credentials, and terminology therapists need to be successful in a new position, whether long- or short-term. This means their staffing process is streamlined, efficient, and supportive.

Preferred finds jobs candidates want to work

Because Preferred focuses on placing allied health candidates, they have a ton of offerings when it comes to settings and locations. Want to try travel, but you really don’t want to work in a skilled nursing facility? Not a problem—Preferred has many direct relationships with hospitals, clinics, and home health companies, so they’ll be able to find the perfect fit.

This isn’t even getting into all the different kinds of locations that Preferred staffs. Whether you’re looking for a position at a top hospital in a big city with an active nightlife or an outpatient clinic in a relaxed mountain town where you can walk out your front door to dozens of hiking trails, there’s definitely a position that meets your needs.

Did you know? Preferred offers local as well as travel positions, so you don’t have to move across the country or state to work with them!

Preferred personalizes the staffing process and makes it easy

Preferred might be known for offering adventurous travel opportunities for allied health professionals, but the company is also respected for the support they provide their candidates at every step of the process.

Discover How Preferred Helps First-Time Travelers

Every traveler knows the hassle of licensing, and how much of a pain it can be to get credentialed at each new position. Preferred is always revising and updating their credentialing process to make it as easy and efficient as possible, so that therapists can focus on settling into their new positions with the minimum amount of hassle. Because of their ability to deliver qualified and competent services to the healthcare industry, they’ve earned the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission, an organization that accredits more than 21,000 US healthcare organizations and programs.

This is especially important because Preferred takes great pride in making sure that the candidates they place in jobs are highly qualified and competent. The vetting process for candidates is extremely thorough, and in order to keep things moving along, open and honest communication is paramount.

A focus on value and support for both candidates and clients

Preferred therapists—both before and after they’re placed in a position—are offered all of the ongoing support they need to succeed in their jobs. From the formal benefits of healthcare and other necessities to an after-hours cell phone line therapists are encouraged to call with any questions or concerns they might have at any time, Preferred makes sure that they’re offering value not just to their clients, but to candidates, as well.

This extends past emergencies and into fun—Preferred often throws events for their therapists, like the recent Beach Party. These give travelers and local therapists the chance to meet each other, mingle, and blow off some steam in a relaxed environment with colleagues and friends.

By living up to their values, Preferred has grown as a staffing company that prioritizes ethics, quality care, and passion—and they’re not afraid to tell you so.

Are you ready to take your next adventure?


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