Company overview

Learn more about how our vast array of solutions and best-in-class technologies are powerfully serving the healthcare workforce. 

Our brands

They say you can’t choose your family – but we did. We think you will, too. Our family of companies can tackle problems of any size, big or small. 

Our role in healthcare

Learn more about how we use our unrivaled staffing experience, best-in-class technology, and strategic consultation to help your organization succeed.

Executive leadership

Meet our team of executive leaders who are guiding our efforts to make life better for providers, patients, and healthcare organizations. 

Core values

See how our core values guide all our business decisions and drive us to find new ways to make life better for those we serve in the healthcare industry.

Community impact

Learn more about how we give back to communities both near and far through fundraisers, team activities, medical missions, and more. 

Solutions overview

See how we’re delivering customized workforce solutions that are doing right by our healthcare partners and improving how healthcare is done. 


Check out our suite of high-tech solutions that perfectly complement our high-touch approach to a future-ready workforce. 

Strategic consultation

We’re experts in exactly one healthcare staffing solution: yours. Partner with our experts to build a workforce strategy tailored specifically to you. 


See how our experts draw from the industry’s largest locums database to deliver customized solutions such as locum tenens, permanent placement, and telehealth.

Advanced practice

Get insights into how our team of APP-specific experts use in-house credentialing and licensing to deliver the right candidate to your facility.

Allied health

Learn more about the process we use to connect your organization with qualified therapists, technicians, technologists, assistants, and more.


Find out what makes our nurse staffing truly stand out in the industry, and how we’re constantly looking for new ways to make the process smoother.


Tap into the nation’s largest network and deepest specialty bench of multi-state license providers to keep your virtual care strategies on track.


Visit our blog to get workforce insights, catch the latest company updates, and hear important stories from within the healthcare industry.


Get industry insights, workforce strategies, and more from our resource section. Each video, article, and tool has been created with your success in mind. 

Careers overview

Get the details on how a career at CHG fast-tracks your success and lets you play a role in helping 25 million patients receive care each year.

View jobs


Get all the details about our various locations nationwide. We have expanded our operations to better serve the needs of the healthcare community.


Browse our benefit and wellness programs and learn how our team handpicks the best options to support you as a whole person.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion

Learn about the DEI goals we’re embracing to make our company¬–and healthcare industry at large–a better home for everyone.

Learning and development

See how our award-winning team of trainers can help you develop new skills and pursue the career path that makes you feel the most alive.

Employee stories

Check out stories from our people’s lives that highlight how CHG supports personal growth and helps you make a positive impact in the world.


Learn more about how our commitment to workplace flexibility puts you in the best position to be happy, comfortable, and effective.

Talent network

Visit our Talent network page to apply for a job, communicate with our talent acquisition team, or refer someone else for a job at CHG.

Recruiting process

Learn more about our hiring process and how we seek out the best opportunities for you to make an immediate impact.

How Marshfield Clinic simplified and improved its locum tenens process

team working to improve locum tenens process

Amid rapid expansion, Marshfield Clinic Health System has found itself relying on an increasing number of locum tenens physicians to maintain needed coverage while physician recruiters race to catch up with growth. Marshfield Clinic operates 11 hospitals in more than 60 locations throughout Wisconsin and branching into Michigan. Trying to manage so much growth, while maintaining relationships with more than 20 different locum tenens agencies, was becoming increasingly untenable. Marshfield’s locum tenens recruitment team knew it was time to improve the locum tenens process and build beneficial partnerships with a smaller group of agencies. Here's how they did it.

Assess the current situation

“When I came into this department, we had over 20 contracts with different agencies, and you can’t physically manage 20 contracts. You can’t make sure you have good relationships with people, that you’re following terms, that you’re staying within your guidelines,” explains Tarese Dubiel, director of physician & APC recruitment & onboarding for Marshfield. “I don’t want 20 contracts. I just want a few contracts with really good partners.”

To start, the team reviewed all locum tenens contracts to understand what each agency was being used for. “A number of them were evergreen — they just automatically renew every year unless either party decides to make a change. So, we had contracts with agencies in place who we hadn't worked with in years,” says Lisa Krall, locum tenens recruiter for Marshfield.

Even if a contract is running on autopilot, its existence still creates work for the team. “They’re presenting candidates to you, so even if you’re not responding or accepting candidates, it’s still work that’s being done, it’s still time in your day to respond to that,” says Dubiel.

Narrow the field

Dubiel wanted to reduce the number of locum tenens agency contracts that Marshfield was maintaining. The first and easiest step was eliminating the zombie contracts.

After that, “We sat down and went through all the contracts, the agencies, and decided which ones were most important to update, and then as we have time, we’ll eliminate some of those others down the road,” says Krall.

Marshfield ended its partnership with agencies that weren’t delivering quality candidates or couldn’t meet the “criteria we really want in our candidates,” Dubiel says. “That probably got five or so — 25% of them — weeded out.”

After that, the weeding process became a little more difficult. “We had 10-plus-year relationships with some of these agencies. But it really came down to our workload, what can we manage, and then how can we leverage our buying power,” Dubiel explains. “Then we got it down to the top 10. There’s some that we don’t work with a lot, but we still have active contracts in case we have a niche opening or something that we really need, but our goal is to have our top five that we work with.”

Evaluate and streamline processes

In an ideal world, processes help create smooth workflow. But processes can also create stumbling blocks — whether it’s internal processes or locum agency processes. A strong partnership between the hospital and the agency can help pinpoint and eliminate process pitfalls.

“CHG has pointed some things out to us that we weren’t aware we were doing differently from other organizations,” Krall says. In fact, CHG came onsite and conducted a Lean exercise with Marshfield.

“We went through our entire process because it sounded like there was a lot of duplication along the way,” says Dubiel. “We spent two full days onsite after a lot of pre-work and post-work, breaking down our process and understanding where we could find efficiencies.”

On the flipside, Marshfield has worked with CHG to finetune its part of the locum tenens process as well. “One of the things I love about our relationship with CHG — and I do have this with others, too — is the ability to say, ‘This is what your competitor does that’s really good that would be great if you guys could do,’” Dubiel says. “It’s not like they’re saying, ‘This is our process, we can deliver, just trust us.’ They are showing and demonstrating that they’re always willing to improve as well.”

Build true partnerships

Once the roster of agencies had been narrowed and processes streamlined, the Marshfield locums team focused on building strong, beneficial relationships with their key partners. One step the Marshfield team implemented was trying to establish a single point of contact at each of their partner agencies.

“Absolutely the biggest benefit is having one point of contact. That's something we ask for a lot when we're working with agencies,” says Anne Bump, locum tenens recruiter, physician & APC recruitment, for Marshfield Clinic. “That's a selling point for us — one point of contact that we can reach out to.”

Partnerships matter because the agency comes to thoroughly understand what the healthcare facility is looking for in a locum tenens physician. They can present candidates that will fit the organization’s needs and its culture. Strong agency partners also know what’s needed to smooth the credentialing process.

“I want that trust and reliability that we’re working together, that we’re not going to get poor quality providers, that we’re going to get the top-notch providers. It’s not just, ‘Fill a job for me,’” Dubiel says. High-quality locum providers make life easier for the facility’s permanent physicians. “And that relationship with our current medical staff is critically important,” she adds. “It ties to retention.”

When locum providers are providing quality care, that enables the entire organization to excel. “When a locum provider is in our facility, they’re wearing a Marshfield Clinic name tag or a lab coat, and we take that very seriously. We want to be known for providing quality care from compassionate providers,” Dubiel says. At the end of the day, “that relationship piece and that partnership, it goes all the way to the patient.”

What factors are affecting healthcare staffing today? Find out in the CHG State of Locum Tenens Report

CHG Healthcare has the doctors, nurses, and allied professionals you need to help staff your facility. To learn more about our staffing solutions, give us a call at 866.588.5996 or email

About the author

Heather Stewart

Heather Stewart is a journalist who frequently covers issues and trends in the healthcare industry.

See all articles from this author

Post Archives

Thanks. We received your message and one of our strategic advisors will contact you shortly.