July is National UV Safety Month

As summer gets into full swing, many of us are excited to welcome the season with pool parties, beach trips, patio barbeques and picnics at the park. It’s during these warm summer months we spend most of our time outdoors with friends and family. Sun exposure is recommended because it’s our primary source for vitamin D—which helps us absorb calcium for stronger, healthier bones; but like with everything else, moderation is key.

National Health Care Recruiter Recognition Day

Healthcare recruiters play a pivotal role in our nation’s healthcare system. Though they do not interact with patients directly, they hold the fundamental responsibility in attracting and hiring top healthcare talent—from physicians and nurses who are at the forefront caring for patients to medical staff who work diligently making sure tasks are carried out safely and effectively. Healthcare recruiters help market the profession to attract and fill in high-demanding jobs in our advancing system.

5 Employee Random Drug Testing Questions and Answers

PreCheck recently hosted a webinar on the value of random drug testing, and it is apparent that there are many questions employers are asking themselves regarding this practice. As a follow up to our webinar, which is now available on-demand, I thought I would take this opportunity to answer some of these common questions for our readers.

National Nurses Week 2014: Tiffany Dao

The American Nurses Association (ANA) has established National Nurses Week as an annual recognition event from May 6-12 to celebrate the field of nursing. This year’s theme, “Nurses: Leading the Way,” will underline the value of Nursing and honor their dedication and passion to improving patients’ lives through their work. In celebration of this event, PreCheck would like to join ANA by highlighting the work of Tiffany Dao, a registered nurse at Houston Methodist who began her nursing career nearly five years ago.

Mental Health Awareness Month 2014

Mental health problems remain a key issue amongst millions of men, women, children, teens and adults worldwide. We live in such a fast-pace and hectic world we often forget to stop and smell the roses. Work, family, money and illness are often found as leading causes of stress and fluctuating mood levels, and the impact derives from how we manage and cope with our issues.

While PreCheck is a longtime supporter and exhibitor of the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Compliance Institute, this was my first time attending the conference as an attendee. As a healthcare exclusive background screening firm, it is imperative that we as an organization stay abreast of the latest healthcare regulations that affect our clients in this complex industry. I think we can all agree that healthcare is ever-changing.

We are so excited to kick off Healthcare Human Resources Week 2014 by taking part in a philanthropist event that is dear to one of our clients in the State of New Mexico. PreCheck is a proud first-year sponsor of Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation's 30th Annual Daffodil Days. 

For three decades, the Foundation has sold daffodils in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area to support Presbyterian Hospice and Home Healthcare. Funds raised go to the Presbyterian Patient Care Fund, assisting Hospice patients and families facing financial hardships. 

Celebrating the PreCheck Blog: An Interview with the PreCheck Marketing Team

While we usually dedicate our blog articles to discussing the latest healthcare trends and best practices in employment qualification and background screening for healthcare organizations, we are in a celebratory mood in the PreCheck Marketing department. We recently received two 2014 AVA Digital Awards for our work, and the PreCheck Blog was recognized as a Platinum winner.

To many, February is a month celebrated with heart-shaped candies, gifts and flowers, all in the name of Saint Valentine. As of 2009, President Obama also set February as the month to promote heart disease awareness across the United States. In addition, President Obama’s proclamation states that American Heart Month is reserved to “honor the health professionals, researchers and other heart health ambassadors whose efforts help all Americans live longer and healthier lives.”