Kay Cowling Joins GIFTED Healthcare as President & COO

Respected staffing leader added to catapult growth


Kay Cowling

New Orleans, LA – (JAN 5, 2017) – Demand for excellent nursing services in the U.S. has never been greater. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we will see more than one million vacancies for registered nurses in the next six years as the population ages.

GIFTED Healthcare, a national nurse-owned healthcare staffing company, announced it has created a position of President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), tapping Kay Cowling for this new leadership role. Cowling’s national network and reputation of providing quality nurses to hospitals in need will expand career options for nurses. GIFTED currently offers travel, infusion, private dutyLTAC, government as well as local contract and per diem opportunities.

According to Cowling, “GIFTED Healthcare is a quality focused organization with offerings that address the continuum of care. The team at GIFTED has a culture that embodies the soul of the nurse together with a passion for building a world-class, innovative, high-performance organization.”

“Kay’s vast experience in building sustainable and scalable companies will greatly benefit GIFTED Healthcare,” said PK Scheerle, RN, CEO of GIFTED Healthcare. “Her strategic management, attention to technology, and growth experience brings a new level of expertise to our growing company. With Kay’s leadership, we are adding depth and experience to our already talented leadership and nurse executive team.”

Most recently, Cowling was CEO of Fastaff and US Nursing, leading it out of a downturn to be the 4th largest travel nursing company at her departure in 2014. Prior to being recruited to Fastaff, Cowling was SVP of OneCall Care Management (the largest Workers Comp Network). She began her career in healthcare in 2002 and led ATS Health Services as CEO until merging it with a national company in 2007. Before this, Cowling was a co-founder of Accounting Principals, building it in multiple states prior to selling to what is now Adecco. Cowling has been a strategic adviser to numerous digital healthcare startups, and has consulted with GIFTED Healthcare since late 2015.

About GIFTED Healthcare
GIFTED Healthcare specializes in supplying highly skilled, experienced and compassionate care through regional offices in Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, and nationally through its travel nurse, direct hire, government and interim placement divisions. For hospitals and healthcare organizations, we supply exceptional staff with competency and integrity. For families, we provide experienced, trustworthy caregivers. GIFTED Healthcare has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. At GIFTED Healthcare, we’re making a difference, one caring moment at a time. To learn more, visit www.GIFTEDhealthcare.com and follow us on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.


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