A recent news article does a disservice to all those working selflessly to care for Americans during a time of unprecedented need. Ethically and capably connecting critically needed nurses and other healthcare professionals to U.S. hospitals is both a privilege and a responsibility – one that Health Carousel takes very seriously and does with great pride.
Nurses are the heart of our operation. Their skill, compassion and dedication are the engine that runs the U.S. health system. For our part, ensuring the health, safety and well-being of every one of our nurses is the core of our business. To imply otherwise, based on activists intent on exploiting and twisting the experiences of a few, is disheartening and damaging. But more than that, it is simply inaccurate and a grave insult to the millions of people worldwide who continue to be victimized by traffickers.
Health Carousel goes to great lengths to create an experience for our nurses that is fulfilling, ethical and responsible. At every step of the journey to help international nurses fulfill their dream to work in the U.S., we emphasize transparency and empowerment. We build into our process many avenues for open communication, including various feedback mechanisms. We encourage nurses to question any step of the process, alone or with the support of outside advisers and counsel. Our business works best when our nurses feel heard and valued. A recent news article in the media tries to establish a narrative that is simply untrue.
We are committed to policies and practices that prevent labor trafficking. Our healthcare professionals’ employment is voluntary. As employees-at-will, they can resign at any time, for any reason or for no reason at all. We follow the American Association of International Healthcare Recruitment (AAIHR) Code of Ethics and are a Certified Ethical International Recruitment Firm. Every day, we strive to live up to our commitment to fair practices in contracting, freedom from discrimination, fairness in compensation, and the freedom of movement.
We will continue to do the important and crucial work of preparing and supporting foreign-born healthcare professionals so that they may work in the U.S. – fulfilling their American dreams and providing critically needed care. A misguided attempt to malign our company and, indeed, our entire industry, will not divert us from our mission.