Thankful for Care During the Holiday Season

Reduce stress on healthcare staff over the holidays; deliver exceptional care and patient outcomes with a locum tenens provider.

The holiday season is a time for family; joy, giving thanks, and holiday cheer.

It can also be a challenging time for many healthcare providers. Making sure full-time employees have ample family time often means emergency departments and hospitals are short-staffed as a result. Physicians and nurses may work a double shift or more.

And while staffing numbers decrease, injuries and illnesses tend to skyrocket. With doctors’ offices closed, many unlucky families face a trip to the ER, long wait times, and the potential for overnight hospital stays.

Despite fewer staff on-hand and higher patient traffic, these healthcare providers deliver critical, life-saving care under extreme pressure. Many work without complaint, happy to help wherever they can, but there are simple steps we can take to reduce the pressure and bring joy back to the holiday season.

Support Healthcare Providers During the Holidays

Rather than saying no to vacation time and causing burnout show staff you are grateful for their dedication and expertise. Cover scheduling gaps with convenient, quality locum tenens provider assistance. Current employees will have an improved work-life balance, returning refreshed and remaining patient-focused.

Six Benefits of Locum Tenens Staff

Providing contract work during the holidays, or anytime during the year, also provides benefits for medical personnel and healthcare organizations across the country.

  • Deliver cost-effective solutions to decrease hospital wait times
  • Offer relief to overtaxed full-time staff
  • Provide exceptional service during holiday high-traffic periods
  • Freedom for locum tenens physicians to travel across the county, choosing their next adventure and growth opportunity
  • Doctors gain valuable experience from the sheer volume and unique cases that tend to occur during holiday times
  • It’s personally rewarding to provide care during the holidays, helping patients who may not have anywhere else to turn

This holiday season, take a moment to thank the locum tenens providers working through the holidays, delivering critical and compassionate healthcare.


Bethe Ferguson writes on behalf Health Carousel and NEXTLocums, a NALTO® member company and premier healthcare professional staffing agency specializing in locum tenens placements. 

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