In the world of physician staffing, private and public companies both have their advantages and disadvantages. Private companies are known to be more adaptable and can react more quickly to opportunities and threats in the marketplace. Private companies are also not as tied down by exorbitant administration costs, overhead costs, and compliance costs, as compared to public companies.
Public companies, on the other hand, typically have more capabilities to raise capital than private companies. The access to capital, however, binds the company to certain stakeholders: investors, board members, and government entities. They are constrained and obliged to the demands of these stakeholders. There are many external pressures from Wall Street and the investment community, including extreme focus on short term gains, often at the expense of long term company goals.
"In the constantly changing business environment, we want to be free to do what is in the best long term interest of the company, rather than being dictated by short term pressures," says Chief Financial Officer, Jim Chandler. "More importantly, we want to maintain our autonomy and focus on what's really important to Health Carousel Locum Tenens, things like superior customer service and personal touch. We treat our clients, providers and employees as people, not as a commodity."
Health Carousel Locum Tenens has instilled an "E.L.I.T.E" model, which stands for Enthusiasm, Loyalty, Integrity, Trust/Team and Ethics. The word ELITE is very important to Health Carousel Locum Tenens, as the company prides itself on a level of performance and customer services that not only go above and beyond, but is truly World Class.
Health Carousel Locum Tenens is a physician owned, operated and trained company. This leadership provides a deep understanding of a physician's practice and the position of health care facilities. Being a private company allows for Health Carousel Locum Tenens to conduct their business in the highest regard and give their full commitment to clients, providers, employees, and all stakeholders involved.
Article written by:
Jim Chandler, CFA
CFO, Health Carousel Locum Tenens