Case Study of How CCRC Conquered Challenge of Vacant DON Position with MedBest Interim Talent Solutions

Our client, a Not-for-Profit Faith-Based CCRC based in Illinois, conquered their Director of Nursing vacancy with MedBest Interim Talent Solutions…From regulatory compliance, speed in delivery to our “Try Before Buy” approach which alleviated the pressure of making an immediate hire & potential mismatch.



Client, a Not-for-Profit, faith-based CCRC, suffered a critical vacancy when their Director of Nursing was reassigned to a different building. In addition, recruiting a new Director of Nursing for the Illinois location proved very difficult. This caused two significant challenges they were trying to solve:

  • Meeting the requirement of having a Director of Nursing on staff at all times or be out of compliance.
  • Facing the costs of an open Director of Nursing position – nearly $10,000/month plus have a negative impact on staff and residents



Our CCRC client, through leveraging our extensive network of interim DON talent and expertise, was eager to schedule interviews with our bench of interims. Key areas of focus included:

  • Regulatory & DON experience within Illinois
  • Sense of urgency by presenting interim options within 1-2 days
  • Removing “under the gun” pressure of immediately hiring the wrong F/T DON
  • Offering local option of “try before buy”



Our CCRC client immediately hired the interim DON we presented and this enable them to:

  • Decrease deficiencies. The average number of deficiencies in Illinois is 12.6. Our Interim DON reduced that to 5 citations, all low in scope and severity
  • Maintain their impressive 4-star rating
  • Meet regulatory compliance requirements by the state of Illinois
  • Save money by hiring an interim before making a long-term commitment
  • Eventually make a permanent offer to our DON…They were a perfect fit all along


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MedBest is an award-winning national Executive Search Firm exclusive to the Senior Living / Long Term Care Industry. For more than two decades, we have connected senior living / long term care organizations with exceptional senior living executive talent for both permanent and interim roles. MedBest was named as a Top 20 Executive Search Firm and Top 10 Interim Services Provider! In addition, we were one of American’s top companies by Inc.5000 and a Tampa Fast 50 Company in 2021! MedBest is a member of the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS), National Investment Center for Senior House (NIC), and American Staffing Association (ASA). Contact MedBest at 727-526-1294.

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