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“We Serve” Feature: A Company with a Cause

by Amy Oberdorf in Our Story, Community Impact, We Serve, Locums Lifestyle, Our Style 05/03/2022

“We Serve” Feature: A Company with a Cause

As part of Floyd Lee Locums volunteerism program, “We Serve,” we encourage employees to partner with people and programs that better the communities we live in. To ramp up our efforts around this corporate initiative, we decided to focus on the nationwide blood shortage rallying several team members to donate blood all year long.

Why this cause? Every year, 4.5 million Americans need a blood transfusion. That means every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. In the last two years, the pandemic has created a massive drop off in donations due to the concern of potential COVID-19 exposure and lack of attendance at blood drives. In fact, there is a National Blood Shortage causing major disruptions to care across the country.

As a healthcare staffing company, we know well the barriers our locums providers face in delivering high-quality treatment that serves both patients and communities. Layer on the additional obstacle of gaps or absences of available blood, and the task in offering care only deepens for those in need.

That’s why Floyd Lee Locums employees are stepping up to donate. Just in the last month, several members of our incredible team stepped up to give blood, including VP of Organizational Effectiveness Michelle Lathan, Curriculum Development Specialist Joanna Oss (pictured here), Manager of Business Development Lauren Weatherbee, VP of Marketing Kelly Starkey, and more.

“The reason I donate,” said Healthcare Consultant Carissa Gazda, “is because growing up, my parents instilled the motto in me, ‘Always be nice to everyone. You never know when you might need a friend.’ I try to live by that and help others in any way I can. After all, you never know when you might need a helping hand.”

Even more team members are already scheduled to join the cause in 2022! This focus on one key volunteer opportunity allows us to bring all our organizational spirit to bear for good—and create continued momentum around our motto to “Serve those who serve others.” In this case, that motto is in service of care professionals and the patients they eventually impact for the better.

But we don’t need to do it alone! If you are eligible, the American Red Cross (and affiliated associations and blood drives) is asking any healthy donors to give blood. Even those who have had COVID-19 and have been symptom-free for 14 days qualify to donate. You can find a local blood drive in your area simply by entering your zip code at the link.

Learn more about our We Serve program of corporate volunteerism and community engagement.

About Floyd Lee Locums

Floyd Lee Locums provides an elite concierge experience to Physicians, Dentists, and advanced practice healthcare clinicians in hospitals and healthcare facilities nationwide. Named the 2020 and 2021 “Best Staffing Firm to Temp For” by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), their hands-on approach to delivering best-in-class service, personalized career solutions, and coverage that positively impacts patient outcomes is setting a new standard in the locums industry. floydleelocums.com