The Healthcare Humanitarians: Supporting Afghan Relief Efforts Here at Home
By now, most of us have heard heroic, humbling and harrowing stories of Afghanistan. Stories of individuals and families thrust into a rapidly changing homeland—and some braving the hard decision to leave their home country, maybe forever. The news has shown us that those departing Afghanistan can face uncertainty, heartbreak, and even danger.
That’s why, in the past several months, Floyd Lee Locums joined FEMA, the military, and Afghan relief organizations to ramp up on our side of the Atlantic. While the journey for evacuees is undoubtedly stressful, we were able to support the healthcare needs of several field hospitals set up along the East Coast to intake, assess and care for those arriving from Afghanistan.
To aid in these efforts, we continually staffed a variety of Primary Care Physicians, Medical Directors, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, and Midwives. In fact, the large majority of clinicians engaged in these Afghan relief efforts were provided by Floyd Lee Locums’ physicians and advanced practice providers who stepped forward to lend their skills and support.
“Overnight, we went from needing 1-5 physicians for unrelated contracts to fully engaging staffing agencies [to fill roles rapidly],” said the Government Services representative. “To date, Floyd Lee Locums has filled 92% of our physician and 100% of our pharmacist positions.”
In order to achieve this, and because this was an urgent need, we were able to expedite the process for those who were available to help. Our credentialing team worked tirelessly to get clinicians through the emergency privileges process so they could be deployed to these field hospitals as soon as possible.
“From the very beginning, [the Floyd Lee Locums team] was available 24/7, seven days a week. In every instance, they were professional, helpful and accepted our decisions. We appreciate the strong partnership with them.”
Every healthcare professional helped and was a link to greater humanitarianism here at home. Our partnership with these governmental and non-profit relief organizations got to the heart of why we believe so much in serving the healthcare needs of patients and communities across the country.
As our own CEO Natasha Lee, put it, “The bravery of our healthcare workers and military are proudly on display. When things are at their worst, healthcare and military workers show up and bring their best. This has never been more evident. God bless our country and continue to pray for these evacuees’ health and safety.”
If you are a clinician who can step up and help in these humanitarian efforts, we are staffing now! Call or email a Concierge Consultant 24/7 at 843.900.4185 or concierge@FloydLeeLocums.com
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.