The American Staffing Association today announced that LocumTenens.com’s Miechia Esco, M.D., has been named the 2023 National Staffing Employee of the Year.
The announcement marks the beginning of National Staffing Employee Week, which runs this year from Sept. 12 to 18 and celebrates the contributions of the millions of temporary and contract employees hired by U.S. staffing agencies each year.
Miechia Esco, MD, a vascular surgeon, looked to staffing to help her regain her passion for medicine. Starting to feel detached from the communities she served, she connected with a recruiter from LocumTenens.com and agreed to embark on a locum tenens contract. Her subsequent newfound ability to choose when and where she wants to work has reinvigorated her love of medicine, allowing her to travel to underserved communities where she is most needed. In addition to her locum tenens role, she also serves as the agency’s chief medical resource adviser, a position created for her after she identified gaps across the health care staffing industry.
Practicing locum tenens medicine also gives Esco greater flexibility in how she spends her time outside the hospital. In addition to serving on medical mission trips, she’s become a certified yoga teacher and a world traveler who’s even conquered Mount Kilimanjaro.
The National Staffing Employee of the Year and All-Star awards honor current or former temporary or contract employees with extraordinary stories of staffing success and who best exemplify one or more of the industry’s key messages of bridging and flexibility.
“From entry-level roles to the c-suite, temporary and contract employees are making a difference in our society and our economy,” said Richard Wahlquist, president and chief executive officer of ASA. “This year’s National Staffing Employee of the Year’s and All-Stars’ stories exemplify the ways staffing agencies help people of all ages and at all stages of their careers gain access to new and meaningful employment opportunities.”
Esco will be honored during a ceremony at Staffing World®, the ASA annual convention and expo, Oct. 25-27 at the MGM Grand Las Vegas.
LocumTenens.com specializes in optimizing healthcare staffing strategies with flexible, hybrid and temporary placement of physicians, advanced practice providers and psychologists through both onsite and telehealth services. As operators of the locum tenens industry's most-visited job board, LocumTenens.com connects healthcare organizations with medical professionals to ensure patients have access to quality care. Founded in 1995, LocumTenens.com is a leader in the healthcare staffing industry, and an employer of choice placing clinicians who deliver care to more than seven million patients in over 2,400 healthcare facilities in the U.S. Headquartered in Atlanta, LocumTenens.com is a Jackson Healthcare® company. Learn more at www.LocumTenens.com.
About the American Staffing Association
The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its state affiliates advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. For more information about ASA, visit americanstaffing.net.