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December 21, 2021 10:11 AM | Kristen Metcalf (Administrator)

NATHO is made up of successful organizations with talented, dedicated individuals behind each of them. This month, we are pulling back the curtain to shine a light on Health Carousel and the people that make it the organization it is today.

In 2004, Health Carousel founders set out to address the lack of qualified healthcare professionals in the United States. Health Carousel was founded in Cincinnati, Ohio with a mission to ensure that every American has access to high quality healthcare when and where they need it. And by doing so, to improve lives and make healthcare better.

Health Carousel is more than a healthcare staffing company. Health Carousel is a total talent management company, offering healthcare organizations world-class workforce solutions designed to improve lives and make healthcare work better. Employees benefit from rewarding career opportunities with room for both personal and professional growth.

Health Carousel is one team, committed to their values and clear on their goals, expectations and measures to be successful. With a growth mindset focused on achieving more, they provide the right tools, coaching and training, to invest in professional development. They are empowered to live more, with the right access to resources and programs to support overall well-being. Health Carousel is passionate about giving back to communities and inspired to love what you do.

The clinical team keeps a statistic on the number of patients lives Health Carousel had a chance to influence through the work we do with their travel professionals. It is one of the most important statistics they keep. In 2021 they had the opportunity to touch the lives of over one million patients!

Some of the individuals behind the growing success of Health Carousel include:

  • Earl Dalton MHA, MSL, BSN, NEA-BC: Chief Nursing Officer
  • Donita R. Ross MSN, RN, NE-BC: Director of Nursing | Quality Improvement
  • Christy Craft BSN, RN, CMSRN: Senior Quality Improvement
  • Annette M. Sander MSN, RNC-OB: Senior Quality Improvement Nurse
  • Ryan Kiefer BSN, RN, CMSRN: Quality Improvement
  • Sherri Ahaus, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC: Quality Improvement

 We sat down with these hard-working individuals and asked them about some of the keys to their success.

Inspiration for these individuals comes from the communities that benefit from their hard work. Earl Dalton, Chief Nursing Officer, (pictured left) finds inspiration "from doing good in the world. It's such a cycle for me. It ignites my soul to see nurses thrive in a clinical program I helped shape". Dalton describes success as, “a measurement of happiness and peace.”

Empowering travel staff, fulfilling community needs, and supporting first time travelers were common themes in what they all enjoy about working in the industry. Currently, the traveling nursing industry is facing the challenging issue of chronic staff shortages and the maldistribution of healthcare providers. To remedy this, Health Carousel improves access to healthcare for clients and patients in rural communities and underserved areas. Additionally, Health Carousel works to ensure that healthcare professionals are well-qualified and provide excellent patient care through coaching and training opportunities.

As the industry evolves and the pandemic continues, it’s clear that the staff is dedicated to professional growth and helping its clients. Meet our other members on our members page, and if you are already a member and want to see your company highlighted next, reach out to


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