The fight to save rural hospitals

Posted by Jackson Therapy Partners on Dec 15, 2017 1:14:16 PM

Rural hospitals play a critical role in the health care landscape, providing accessible coverage for residents of hard to reach, isolated communities. Mounting data is showing that these essential organizations, however, are at risk of becoming extinct. 

The facts 

The data about the closure of rural hospitals is sobering. Recent research has found that:

  • 673 rural hospitals across 42 states are at risk of closing in the U.S., according to a report from iVantage Health Analytics. 
  • 355 of these hospitals are in communities with "great health disparities," or areas with high risk of medical conditions. 
  • These closures would result in 99,000 health care jobs lost. 
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Topics: Physical Therapy, Industry News

Lauren Started an SLP Assignment with Jackson and Met Her Husband #MatchMaker

Posted by Rochelle Wheeler on Nov 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Earlier this year, Cupid made an appearance in a small Arizona town near the borders of California and Nevada and forever changed the lives of two special people. At the Heart of Historic Route 66 sits Kingman, AZ, a dynamic western town that became the temporary home for Lauren, a Traveling Speech Language Pathologist on assignment with Jackson. Just a few months into her short-term contract at a local Skilled Nursing Facility, Lauren met Önder online. Within just a week of meeting each other, Lauren tells us they both knew this was "it.”

The happy couple got married just 6 months later.

So, we’re not saying that if you take a travel job with Jackson, you’ll meet your future spouse. But, you will. Maybe…

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Topics: Speech Language Pathology, Therapist Spotlight

We've Partnered with Oviedo YMCA for their 1st Annual 5k &10k Family Fun Run on November 12th

Posted by Rochelle Wheeler on Nov 6, 2017 12:50:06 AM

Get out and enjoy a crisp Florida morning on Sunday and join us from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for the Oveido YMCA's 1st Annual 5k and 10k to benefit military Veteran's and the Christian Initiative. Register online for the race here or learn more about the event on their Facebook Event page:

Full Schedule of Events

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Topics: Events

A day in the life of a traveling physical therapist

Posted by Jackson Therapy Partners on Nov 2, 2017 9:02:00 AM

If you've been a physical therapist for a few years, you know the routine of working in the industry. But becoming a travel therapist could be like stepping into an unknown world, with its 13-week contracts and moving around the country. You're not alone! Many physical therapists - whether they've just graduated or if they have a few years of experience - want to know what a typical day for a travel therapist looks like.

When you're on the (contract) job hunt

According to Steve Stockhausen, PT, the best thing about becoming a travel therapist is the ability to build a work-life balance you want  - and even pay off student loans along the way! He acknowledged that being a travel PT can be stressful, if you don't know what to expect. He suggested working with multiple recruiters to start. That gives you a chance to see a range of opportunities around the country and find the best choice for you. In addition, make sure to always take the housing stipend. That will help you avoid the dreaded situation of living out of a hotel for your assignment. 

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Topics: Physical Therapy, Travel Therapy Advice

The top 5 traveling physical therapist blogs you should be reading

Posted by Jackson Therapy Partners on Oct 30, 2017 9:02:00 AM

Whether you currently work as a travel physical therapist or are considering travel PT as a possible career path, reading blogs written by others in the field can be incredibly useful. You can learn important tips and tricks for working as a travel PT, gain inspiration for your next move or access resources that can help expand your job opportunities. 

The life of a travel PT can be incredibly fulfilling, and the best websites and online journals reflect that. Here are the top five travel physical therapy blogs you should be reading:

1. HoboHealth

The scoop: HoboHealth is a trusted source of travel therapy news, insights and advice. Collected on the site is a useful mix of travel writing, tales from the road and tips for working as a travel therapist. There are also discussion boards where travel PT can swap stories and wisdom. 

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Topics: Physical Therapy