Aya Healthcare, a provider of travel nursing and workforce solutions to hospitals, acquired Locums Unlimited, a San Diego-based locum tenens staffing company. Locums Unlimited places physicians in locum tenens and temp-to-perm jobs nationwide.
Aya Healthcare ranks No. 7 on Staffing Industry Analysts’ most recent list of largest healthcare staffing firms in the US with $340 million in estimated 2016 US healthcare temporary staffing revenue. The company also ranks No. 4 on the list of largest US providers of travel nurse staffing.
The transaction closed May 20; terms were not disclosed. Locums Unlimited will operate as a subsidiary of Aya Healthcare, and the brand will gradually transition to Aya Healthcare. Locums Unlimited’s executives will remain with the business.
Although Aya has added locums agencies through its Aya Partner Network recently, this acquisition provides direct recruiting capacity to provide locums services to its facility clients.
“In this ever-changing industry, it’s critical that we evolve with the needs of our clients to provide them with the best value and experience,” said President and CEO Alan Braynin.
Aya also announced that locums services are now available through Aya Connect, its software platform to manage the procurement of contingent labor. Aya has added more than $200 million in new managed service contracts on Aya Connect over the last 12 months.