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Happy National Boss Day – You rock Joe and Kris!

It’s National Boss Day, and we feel like it’s safe to say… the KPG Healthcare family has the best bosses out there! We wanted to take some time to tell you both just how much we appreciate everything you do. The KPG team has voted, and it’s official we’re lucky to be able to call Kris and Joe our fearless leaders!

Mayra: I love how comfortable they make you feel even though they are the big scary CEO’s . I really appreciate the friendliness that they provide and lead by example.  I love them

PabloJoe and Kris have always been extremely supportive in all aspects and I really appreciate their “open door” policy when needing to talk about day to day business operations, challenges, strategies, etc. Happy National Boss’s Day!

Matt: Kris and Joe always say Hi in the morning, they ask what you’re up to outside of work and what’s going on this weekend etc. Always relatable on a person – to – person level. Their door is open for anything. They are far from disconnected. Good dudes all around!

Liberty: “Don’t pick a job. Pick a Boss. Your first boss is the biggest factor in your career success. A boss who doesn’t trust you won’t give you opportunities to grow.” – William Raduchel


Emerson: Love their positive energy!

Mike: I love working for two Rock Stars.  They lead us down ‘Thunder Road’ and thru the ‘Badlands’… ‘Racing in the Street’ to the ‘Land of Hope and Dreams’. Whether we’re ‘Dancing in the Dark’ or on a ‘Long Walk Home’ – Joe & Kris remind of us of our ‘Hungry Heart’, our ‘Human Touch’, and that we’re ‘Tougher Than the Rest’.

Wealthy: I love working for Joe because he is so clean and organized.  And I love working for Kris because he always wants to know what’s going on for the upcoming weekend! =)

Natasha: Always upbeat attitude. Always encouraging and interested in what EVERYONE has going on… just great people/energy overall love them!

Leti: One thing I love about working for Kris and Joe is that they go above and beyond to create an atmosphere where everyone feels safe to ask for help and make work fun! I really do feel lucky to work for great people like Kris and Joe!

Kristi Parrales: I love the fist pumps from Kris every morning and the warm smile from Joe when he comes to our cubicles to check in. Joe is really great at team meetings. I’m always excited to hear what news he has to share.

Hanna: They are open and available to help everyone! Their door is literally always open and they have an approachable vibe where they aren’t an “intimidating boss”. I appreciate that!

Kristi Palombo: They always put the team first!

Jan: I love the youth and humor they bring to the office. I love that the drive and determination at a young age is a good story to tell my boys.

Sean: They are always in a good mood and are approachable in the office. Plus they always take time to talk to us and crack jokes!

Becca: They create a positive work environment that promotes communication, recognition, success and a good work life balance.

Bern: Their approachability, positive energy, upbeat attitudes and passion for employees to succeed makes them amazing bosses!

Tiko: I love the fact that Kris and Joe are very approachable and always have their office open/have time to give some great advice or even chat regarding just about anything.

Patrick: The best part about working with Kris and Joe is the great workplace environment they have created. They have done an awesome job keeping the office fun and motivated. Also, the snacks are pretty sweet too!

Gladis: I like working with Joe & Kris because of their upbeat, positive & fun personalities. It sets the atmosphere for the entire company and at least for me makes coming to work a little less work. They encourage hard work without forgetting to make it fun & enjoyable to be here.

Zach – Both Joe and Kris have done an excellent jump creating a phenomenal work culture.  I’ve always appreciated how they’ve included everyone within the company their vision, motivating everyone to work as hard as possible to be successful.

Cassie: I love working with Kris and Joe because they make it comfortable. We still have fun in a relaxed environment, while still working our bootys off.

Veronica: They have an open door policy – come in with concerns, requests, jokes, the latest sports news, etc.! They are genuine all around guys!

Mark: The main reason I love Joe and Kris is as follows: when we were all at the beach a few months ago and my dad went too far out (he cannot swim) he was in danger of drowning. Not even the lifeguards were willing to swim out to his rescue since there were several sharks surrounding him and I was sure that this was the end for my aquatically challenged father. Just as I was about to call the Los Angeles court house to put myself up for adoption, I noticed my two bosses Joe and Kris already halfway to his location. The speed they were swimming at was uncanny, it was if they had found a way to use their arms as clean energy/ non-smog inducing motors. After what felt like hours, they emerged on to the shoreline, Joe carrying my dad and Kris clearing the crowd of bystanders who weren’t righteous enough to accomplish what they just had. I’ll never forget the look in Joe’s eyes when he was checking my dad’s pulse. Focused and without fear. And I’ll never forget the emotion in Kris’ voice as he pounded his fists on my dad’s chest screaming, “Not today you bastard… you aren’t dying today… not while Joe and I are here!”/ I almost collapsed in relief when my dad finally took a deep revived breath. He was saved. I was helpless that day- But Joe and Kris were there to show the courage I couldn’t. I offered to buy them ice cream but by the time I returned with it, they were already riding jet skis into the coastline sunset (The jet skis had really cool custom paintjobs that looked like fire). They are great bosses to work for.

Lisa: I would say one thing I enjoy about Joe and Kris as a boss is the incredible generosity they show all of us. Before my first day Joe invited me to a Kings game because he had a suite and the whole crew was going and he wanted me to feel like part of the family. I found that to be special considering I hadn’t even started yet. Whether it’s a raffle to win Dodger tickets or a room for us to not drive home after an awesome Christmas party or Joe’s delicious salsa we always feel taken care of.  Thanks Kris and Joe!!! Happy bosses appreciation day.

Chris: I love that when I have questions, concerns, or life interactions I can go to them and know they’ll give me realistic conversations/interactions they have had to help make me a better recruiter/person.

Meghan: The only way to do great at work is to have great people to work with.  Kris and Joe have created a work environment that together we achieve more. There is teamwork, respect, motivation, honesty, laughter, friendship and more.  Kris and Joe make a point to be involved everyday with everyone and that speaks volumes, whether it is a high five, fist bump or a smile.

Ruthie: I Love working with Joe and Kris because they’re young and hip which makes them fun and down to earth. I Love how understanding they can be with everyone and how for holiday weekends they allow us to leave early the Friday before, which shows me they really care about us and value our time with our family. They’re considerate

Kimmy: I really enjoy the atmosphere here at KPG, we are like a family that has their ups and downs but always finds a way to get ahead. Joe and Kris have a busy schedule but always have time to pick up their head to say hi or go around to see how everyone’s weekend was. I feel really privileged to be part of KPG and want to thank our amazing bosses for letting me be a part of their success. May God Bless you and the team! KPG Rocks

Belen: I truly appreciate that Joe and Kris are always approachable and friendly.  They take time to always say hi and check to see how everyone is doing. Not only with regards to work but on a personal level showing that they care about their Team.

Mark: Joe and Kris make it a point to encourage your individuality. You don’t go in working for them and come out a robot- You come out as your best self, motivated and confident. It’s great knowing they have my back.

Peter: Having a boss that loves the Lions as much as I do!

Hana: The one thing I love about working with Kris and Joe is how charismatic they both are! Their upbeat, fun and passionate personalities are contagious and truly inspire me to strive for success.

Liza: The reason why I like working with Kris and Joe is because they are great Bosses. They treat everyone the same and they listen and get to know the people they are managing, they value their time and employee time. They let their employees know where they stand, they become personal mentors by listening and maintaining a positive attitude.

Chad – Joe: His optimistic, caring, loyal and trusting personality. Kris: His uncanny ability to let things roll off his shoulders, his knack at building relationships, and his strong attention to detail.

Clarissa I love their generosity and their understanding of the work/life balance.

“Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.” – Robin Sharma



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Emergency Nurses Week: Honoring our ER Nurses

Nursing is a difficult career, and becoming an Emergency Room Nurse requires an incredible amount of strength, compassion and resilience. For ER Nurses Week from October 8th through the 14th, we are dedicated to recognizing the talented individuals who see it all. From splinters to trauma, ER nurses never know what will come through their doors. Whether it’s a young boy with an impacted splinter, or the devastation of a gunshot wound, these nurses step up to the plate no matter the situation!

We’ve decided to showcase a few KPG Emergency Room Nurses in Honor of ER Nurses Week! These amazing individuals truly embody the spirit and compassion of a nurse and we are so proud to say THANKS to them today!

Clare C. – ER RN

Why did you choose ER as your specialty?

One of the reasons I enjoy emergency medicine is because I like change. The variety and complexity of cases in the department is a continuum of change in the study of health and human science.  Most emergency departments appear unorganized. However, there is an underlying structure in all units. Being a methodic, organized individual helps to keep me calm when situations seem chaotic.

What was your favorite moment on the floor? 

Memorable moments on the floor are when I can make a difference in an older adult’s care. This vulnerable population requires extra time, patience, and education each time they come into contact with healthcare providers. For them, it is often the little things such as sitting with them to talk or speaking with a concerned out of state relative on the phone.

Why do you enjoy working for KPG?

Janice is one of the reasons I am with KPG. We stumbled upon each other, and it has worked out perfectly. Janice is responsive, attentive, and she knows and wants to continue to learn the travel business. She is an asset in my current travel nurse life!

Amanda V. – ER RN




Why did you choose ER as your specialty?

I chose ER as my specialty because I enjoy the fast paced and unpredictable environment. Also, people of the ER are a different breed, which I feel I fit in well and work the best with. Everyone works as a team and makes every day the best day!

What was your favorite moment on the floor?

My favorite moment on the floor was when we had a pediatric resuscitation and everyone came together and worked so well together. The circumstances were horrific but each person displayed so much emotion yet able to do their job proficiently – the rawness of the nurses, doctors, and entire team made it my favorite experience.

Why do you enjoy working for KPG?  

I enjoy KPG because of my recruiter, Janice! She’s the best!

This week take a minute to thank the people who save countless lives every shift – ER Nurses! KPG Healthcare is proud to staff some of the best Emergency Rooms in the Nation. Looking for your next career move and interested in contributing to one of California’s most renowned hospitals in the ER? Whether you’re interested in travel nursing, per diem, allied, locum tenens or permanent placement, KPG Healthcare is your trusted partner for high quality, rewarding career opportunities. Contact us today!


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Happy Pediatric Nurses Week!

5 Ways To Celebrate Pediatric Nurses


Here at KPG Healthcare, we’re proud to recognize the hard work of Pediatric Nurses! These nurses are a special group who provide compassion and care to young patients at their most vulnerable. This week is National Pediatric Nurses Week and we are excited to honor these professionals.

Hospitalization is scary for everyone, especially a child who is sick and in pain. Pediatric nurses hold a little one’s hand when they need that extra boost of courage, dedicating their long work days to promoting the health and well-being of each and every child they meet.

Want to show support? Here are a few ways you can celebrate National Pediatric Nurses Week!

Craft An Appreciation Board

What’s better than leaving sweet little notes or words of encouragement? Post pictures of your nurses with space to write and draw around them! Include some markers and pens for other nurses, patients and even visitors to share their personal stories and why they love pediatric nurses. Big or small, making time to appreciate their dedication can go so far!

Throw A Raffle

Who doesn’t love a raffle? Keep it inexpensive, but fun! Some great ideas for the winners could be movie tickets, coffee shop gift cards, a new FitBit or even a stethoscope. Structure it however you like, just make sure to make the nurses feel extra special!

Spoil Them With Sweets

We all scream for ice cream! It’s so easy to get swept up in the bustling pace of the workday, so make sure to pause for the perfect reason: an ice cream social! Enjoy a sweet – and well-deserved – treat towards the end of your nurses’ shifts. Added bonus: you can use this opportunity to get to know your fellow staff members even better!

Give The Gift of Learning

It’s never too late to learn more for your career! Conduct Continuing Education seminars for the pediatric nurses in your hospital. All nurses need this for renewal of their licenses, and it’s a great way to stay up to date on the latest policy changes or courses.

Keep It Fun For the Kids

If you want to do something for the pediatric nurses, help out the kids! Plan a fun activity like face painting or a scavenger hunt to give the children a much-needed break from the hospital. The whole family can even join in on the fun!

This week take a minute to thank the people who put children at ease while healing their bodies – pediatric nurses! KPG Healthcare is proud to staff some of the best hospitals in the Nation. Looking for your next career move and interested in contributing to one of California’s most renowned hospitals in the nursing division? Whether you’re interested in travel nursing, per diem, allied, locum tenens or permanent placement, KPG Healthcare is your trusted partner for high quality, rewarding career opportunities. Contact us today!

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