Locum Heroes Campaign Celebrates Exceptional Locum Tenens Healthcare Professionals Making a Difference in Their Communities
Barton & Associates Inc. (“Barton”), a leading healthcare staffing company focused on locum tenens with additional capabilities in travel nursing, allied healthcare, and government-related physician staffing markets, today announced the winner of its 4th annual Locum Hero Award. The award, celebrating exceptional locum tenens healthcare professionals who make a difference in their communities, was awarded to Dr. Leo Alonso, a locum tenens Emergency Medicine physician. The honor is the result of a robust nomination process and includes a cash award and donation of $2,500 to a charity of his choice, Project SEMILLA, an organization dedicated to improving emergency healthcare capacity in Latin America.
“It is an honor to present our annual Locum Hero award to an individual whose dedication to treating patients and training doctors epitomizes the selfless, healing spirit of the locum tenens healthcare providers we’re fortunate to work with,” said Rob Indresano, Chief Executive Officer for Barton Associates and Barton Healthcare Staffing. “The way Dr. Alonso embraces locum tenens work as a means to dedicate more time to helping others is a reminder that everyone can be a hero, and we hope this recognition will encourage others to follow in his life-changing footsteps.”
A locum tenens emergency medicine physician since 2015, Dr. Alonso began his philanthropic journey over 20 years ago when he joined the Peace Corps to support rural development work and communities overseas through education. He is currently working to open an emergency medicine residency program with Project SEMILLA. Dr. Alonso also supports his own community in Jacksonville, FL, with Volunteers of Medicine, a clinic that provides free primary and specialty care to those without private health insurance.
Read more about Dr. Alonso here.
About Barton & Associates Inc.
Barton is a leading U.S. healthcare staffing company focused on locum tenens with additional capabilities in travel nursing, allied healthcare, and government-related physician staffing markets. Barton utilizes its large network of highly skilled providers to quickly respond to critical customer needs. Barton is headquartered in Peabody, Massachusetts, and the Company serves over 1,000 active customers in the United States via a network of 10 offices and more than 700 employees.
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