MedTrust Awarded $87 million SAMMC Nursing Contract: San Antonio Staffing Firm to Place 275+ Full Time Jobs
SAN ANTONIO, TX (May 11, 2009) – After a rigorous, year-long competitive procurement process, MedTrust, a leading medical staffing company serving the greater San Antonio community, was awarded a three-year, $87 million contract by the United States Army’s Center for MEDCOM Contracting. The agreement calls for MedTrust to staff all registered nurse positions at the San Antonio Military Medical Center, more commonly known as the SAMMC.
Under terms of the contract, MedTrust will recruit and place personnel to perform approximately 500,000 hours of service over a three year period, beginning October 1, 2009. It’s the equivalent of 275 or more full time employees to meet the critically important medical needs of San Antonio-based military personnel and their families.
MedTrust’s President, Rick Martinez, who is himself a veteran and a Registered Nurse, remarked, “We are privileged at MedTrust, to be able to serve our soldiers and their families. We look forward to supporting BAMC and WHMC as they are transformed into the premier military medical establishment.”
The SAMMC is a newly created medical entity, the result of a merger of resources and facilities from Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Medical Center. As part of the realignment, Brooke Army Medical Center will become the SAMMC’s inpatient tertiary care center, designated as SAMMC – North, while Wilford Hall Medical Center will be converted into a large ambulatory care center, known as SAMMC – South.
“Nursing is our primary area of expertise, and to be recognized for our excellence in this fashion is indeed an honor,” said Annette Gardner, MedTrust COO and registered nurse. “We look forward to supporting BAMC and WHMC as they become the premier military medical establishment in the United States. We service military and private facilities in 10 states, and this contract will allow us to add approximately 300 jobs to our home town.”
About MedTrust LLC: MedTrust entered the San Antonio, Texas private healthcare market in 2001 with the goal of providing top-notch professionals to local medical treatment facilities. Best known in government contracting circles for long-term staffing with full-time professionals, MedTrust also provides temporary staffing on very short notice when necessary. In 2004, MedTrust was certified as an SBA 8(a) small disadvantaged business with minority and veteran ownership.