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For more than 30 years, USN has been a game-changer in healthcare, working hand-in-hand with facilities and healthcare professionals to ensure uninterrupted care during labor disputes.

No matter the challenge, USN offers tailored, cost-effective solutions. Whether you need strategic planning for potential work stoppages or end-to-end support in recruiting, credentialing and execution during labor disruptions, our experienced team has you covered. Trust USN to keep healthcare running smoothly when it matters most.

Case Studies

Dive into success stories of organizations that have partnered with USN to manage work stoppages.

USN Delivers Uninterrupted Care from Crisis Staffing to Holiday Work Stoppage

A northern California hospital system, engaged with USN for advance planning of an expected work stoppage, was experiencing incredibly complex staffing challenges due to the trifecta of high volumes driven by RSV, influenza and COVID-19.

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Partners for the Duration: A Clinical Point of View

When USN was notified of an approaching work stoppage at an East Coast hospital, preparations began quickly under a constrained planning timeline for a run-of-the-mill five-to-ten-day nursing strike. It became apparent early on that the stoppage would be anything but ordinary.

A Year in the Life of  USN

2019. Thirteen health care systems. More than 6,800 nurses and allied health professionals deployed in 83 facilities. Four different states, varying licensing requirements. USN, industry leader in providing work stoppage coverage for large and small healthcare systems for more than 30 years, covered it all in an unprecedented year of labor unrest.

USN Fulfills in 24-Hours on the Eve of New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve 2019 was dedicated to fulfilling the critical last-minute needs of a major healthcare system with a difficult staffing shortage. Answering the call without delay, USN mobilized to fill the total order in 24 hours, and client preparation was the key.


Discover the latest trends, best practices and strategic advice to thrive in the ever-changing healthcare labor disruption landscape.

Beyond Nursing: How USN Delivers Complete Care Staffing During Labor Disruptions

April 15, 2024

Could USN Be the Missing Piece to Your Hospital's Labor Dispute Puzzle?

March 14, 2024

Picking the Right Strategic Partner to Help Staff Your Hospital During a Labor Disruption

November 20, 2023

Safeguarding Patient Care: USN's Crucial Role in Healthcare Labor Disruptions

October 30, 2023

A Strike Can Disrupt Patient Care and the Community—Let USN Help

September 8, 2023

USN – A Calming Force Amid Turbulent Times

June 12, 2023

Beyond Unions: The Need for Strike Planning in Today's Healthcare Industry

May 31, 2023

Strike Preparation: Why Hospitals Should Plan Early for Replacement Staff

May 15, 2023

The Power of USN: Ensuring Patient Care in Turbulent Times

May 9, 2023

White Papers

Explore comprehensive white papers that present expert analysis and strategic guidance, based on years of leading experience in labor disruption and work stoppages.

The Importance of Preparing for a Potential Work Stoppage

In the wake of a pandemic that tossed healthcare organizations into a tailspin, tensions between hospital workers and administration appear to be at an all-time high.

COVID Response - Executive Interviews

Explore these insightful interviews to better understand the impact the pandemic had on healthcare and the remarkable efforts taken to protect and heal communities.

Q & A with Christie Potter, U.S. Nursing Vice President