Our History

The Favorite Story

Favorite Healthcare Staffing was founded by a family and continues to be a family. Since Favorite was founded by Gerhard Kuti, the business hasn’t changed hands or been sold. We’re proud to say we’ve been a legacy of healthcare professionals since 1981.

Many of our branch and corporate employees came to Favorite as healthcare professionals. Our President, Kathy Perry and Betty Favorite, a Branch Director at our first branch office in Seattle started out as candidates! Every professional we’ve worked with through the years has been a part of the Favorite history.

    1981
  1. Favorite Healthcare Staffing founded as Favorite Nurses / Favorite Temps

    Gerhard Kuti, founder of Favorite based our company name on a favorite movie. Coincidentally, the branch director of our very first branch office in Seattle, WA was named Betty Favorite.

    Like most of our branch directors, she was a registered nurse, truly making her one of our very first Favorite Nurses. Like Betty, many of our employees and management team have come to Favorite through nursing and healthcare channels.

    Even today, our President, Senior Vice Presidents a number of Regional and Branch Directors are Registered Nurses.

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  2. 1991
  3. National Travel Division

    As Favorite grew, it was a natural step for us to offer healthcare professionals on contract with clients in areas of the country where specific needs could not be met by the local workforce. Favorite continues to create perfect matches for employees and clients across the U.S. with our travel nurse division.

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  4. Favorite’s National Operation Center Born

    Originally called the Service Center, our National Operations Center (NOC) provides seamless coverage for our employees and clients after hours, on weekends, and in emergencies. Staffing our current NOC requires the equivalent of thirty-five full-time employees. We’re proud to share that some of those employees have been with us since the birth of our Service Center in 1991.

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  5. Allied Health Division

    In response  to the needs of Favorite’s clients, our Allied Health division was created to provide a full spectrum of healthcare professionals to facilities across the nation. Offering per diem, contract, and direct placement, Favorite’s allied professionals enjoy outstanding career opportunities tailored to fit their needs.

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  6. 2005
  7. Favorite Nurses Becomes Favorite Healthcare Staffing

    Though we were originally a nursing company, by 2005, our family of healthcare professionals was better represented by our new name, Favorite Healthcare Staffing. Since most of the industry, clients and employees simply referred to us as Favorite, we were able to keep our brand while better reflecting the diversity of our workforce in our new name, Favorite Healthcare Staffing.

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  8. 2011
  9. Favorite’s 30th Anniversary

    Favorite proudly celebrated 30 years of excellence in healthcare staffing in 2011. We salute the many nurses, allied and advanced practice professionals, physicians, and client associates who have been part of our journey. We are proud of the organization we have become in our first 30 years. We are even more excited, however, by the Favorite we will be in the future.

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  10. The Joplin Tornado Hit Close to Home for Favorite Employee

    Frieda, a Favorite employee, came to Favorite in 2009 to do “something different in new places with new opportunities to learn. Living nearby, she and her children often came to Joplin, Missouri for activities in the community. In 2011, when the horrific tornado devastated Joplin, Frieda “really wanted to help and this assignment let me do it. She found the experience helped her “develop a belief in myself and find out who I really was. Working this assignment was so rewarding personally and professionally!

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  11. Favorite’s Disaster Relief Roster is Ready to Serve

    When the Joplin tornado hit, Jill had been a Favorite employee for three years. Living and working in the city of Joplin, Jill opened her home to many friends and family when they found themselves homeless after the devastating tornado. Though her employer, St. Johns Mercy Hospital, had been directly hit, she worked in the tents and temporary facilities set up in Joplin to serve those patients as well as displaced patients from nearby Freeman Hospital. On top of the daily chaos of providing medical care, she remembers the countless people coming to the hospital asking simply for food and water. Jill reminisces, “It was not a good situation, but it could have been worse. Don’t take for granted what you have.

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  12. 2012
  13. Making a Difference in Hurricane Sandy

    Frank, a long-time Favorite employee from California, was called by Favorite to work at one of the locations set up to support the FEMA workers during the Hurricane Sandy. “We were not the front line healthcare workers, Frank shared, “ but supporting those individuals was very rewarding. It was great to see the difference we could make, supporting where we could, and doing something for the community. After his experience with Sandy, Frank changed career direction, “I have been fortunate to continue working in the federal occupational health area from this assignment.

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  14. 2013
  15. Favorite Volunteering for a Brighter Tomorrow

    Favorite launched its Volunteer Program in 2013 as an opportunity for our employees to give back to their communities. As well as providing valuable service, participants entering the volunteering contests have won donations to charities of their choice.

    Favorite Corporate Employees come together each Fall with Habitat for Humanity to build houses in the Kansas City metro area.

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  16. 2015
  17. Favorite's New Look and Branding

    We celebrate the launch of our new and flexible website with new branding and a new logo. Consistent with the legacy of the Favorite family, we never forget that we are defined by our employees.  We proudly embrace our Favorite F‑Star Logo and all that it represents as we look forward to building our future together.Learn MoreClose

  18. Favorite Recognized as "2015 Best Staffing Firm to Work For"

    Favorite Healthcare Staffing was awarded as one of the 2015 Best Staffing Firms to Work for at Staffing Industry Analyst’s 24th annual Executive Forum in Orlando FL.