Healthcare Staffing Requirements & Challenges: Case Study

Oct 13, 2022

Introducing our Case Study: Rising to the Challenge – GQR Healthcare’s Impact on the COVID-19 Healthcare Staffing Crisis.

Challenge: Late August 2021 marked a pivotal moment for GQR Healthcare, a trailblazing healthcare staffing agency that rose to the occasion at the height of the most competitive market in history. The world was grappling with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the healthcare sector found itself navigating uncharted waters.

Staffing shortages, which were already a pressing concern, had been exacerbated by the challenges posed by the pandemic. Hospitals and healthcare facilities were experiencing a surge in patient volumes, particularly in critical care units, emergency rooms, and medical-surgical/telemetry departments.

The demands for specialized healthcare disciplines reached an all-time high, with Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRTs) and Registered Nurses (RNs) needed at the forefront. To help aid with the sudden impact, GQR Healthcare partnered with a top healthcare facility to fulfill critical needs so that no patient was left without the care they required.

Hiring Requirements & Challenges:

  • Over 200 staff needed: RRTS, RNs in IMU, ER, ICU, MED-SURG/TELE
  • This large Healthcare Organization required a partner who could deliver at scale.
  • Handle logistics and bring fully credentialed staff on-site under tight deadlines.
  • Dependable partner for long term, consistent delivery required.


  • 219 staff on site in 13 days A long term
  • high trust partnership
  • Consistent and reliable delivery under pressure
  • Continually improved onboarding process
  • Tight timekeeping and payroll


Recruiting, hiring and finding healthcare providers is more challenging than ever.

With GQR Healthcare’s thorough recruiting and vetting process, we ensure outstanding candidates every time, including the very highest-level acuity skillsets, in half the time. We don’t want to waste resources, so we only extend offers to those who match your health system, values, and work ethic. Plus, our partnership provides ongoing subject matter expertise, hiring at scale, and accountability to delivery outcomes.

If you’re currently in need of tailored staffing solutions for your facility, get in touch with GQR Healthcare!