More than just a job.
We believe in elevating others to achieve their goals, whether those are personal, family, or career ambitions. Because empowered human beings live life successfully by exploring their passion.
And if we’re all more passionate, we deliver more value over the long term.
At Abbella Medical Staffing, motivation and passion drive us to do what we do every day. It compels us to improve the outcome of healthcare at client facilities everywhere, and provide qualified candidates more opportunities for better work-life balance.
To improve the outcome of healthcare everywhere, by connecting adventurous medical professionals and respected facilities through an attentive and organized staffing process.
A big idea for healthcare staffing.
The story of our medical staffing network begins in 2012, when founder Thomas Wambui was working with fellow nurses at a respected Maryland healthcare facility. Whenever the nursing team needed more help to care for patients, they would reach out to a medical staffing agency for help meeting the nursing shortage.
On more than one occasion, they received no response, delayed communication, or unqualified nurses sent by the staffing agency.
The frustration was real, because patient lives were at risk.
With a curiosity for technology and a computer engineering background, Thomas set out to create a solution that would provide qualified healthcare professionals to meet immediate staffing needs, challenging and improving the disorganized process at many medical staffing agencies. The project began as a mobile app that provided healthcare facilities with access to available nurses 24-7 without any required coordination through recruiters — an “Uber” for nurses, per se.
Unfortunately, this big idea never reached its full potential and wasn’t ready for the state of the healthcare staffing industry at the time.
This outcome did not prevent progress, however. Thomas knew there was a problem that needed to be addressed, and decided to explore a new alternative solution: developing a better medical staffing agency experience for both clients and candidates.
Thomas brought on seasoned healthcare veteran and Director of Nursing, Asha Yusuf, to strengthen his new mission in improving patient care. Together, they committed to building a new company that would make the healthcare recruiting and placement process effortless — putting authenticity, transparency, and attention at the foundation of every relationship they cultivated with clients and staff.
That is how Abbella Medical Staffing (known as Per Diemer Health until 2019) was born.
We exist to elevate patient care and satisfaction by helping solve the shortage of medical staff with a vast pool of personnel resources who are qualified, flexible, reliable, and eager to be an integral part of the team.
Today, our medical staffing agency is based out of Baltimore, Maryland. We place thousands of qualified nursing and allied health professionals into multi-week travel, per diem, or contract assignments offering excellent compensation, career guidance, and access to prestigious healthcare institutions throughout the nation.
Find your home away from home.
What’s the meaning behind our name, Abbella?
Well, the English prefix ab- means “away”. And the word bella means “beautiful” in many romance languages.
Being away is beautiful.
In our explorer hearts, we know what this means to our medical Travelers. Being away from what is familiar can give you the freedom to try new things, push outside of your comfort zone, and take you on a journey to fully understand yourself and your goals.
And that’s a beautiful thing.
The symbol of a home away from home combines three elements involved in helping achieve our mission: the healthcare facility, the candidate, and our medical staffing agency protecting both.
The team at Abbella Medical Staffing can help you experience the places on your bucket list and earn sought-after professional skills at the same time. This is the nature of traveling medical jobs — you get the best of both worlds in one.
Our exploration culture is rooted in empowering you to reach all your goals and discover the best version of yourself.
Let us help you get there.