The HealthcareTravelbook Story
Healthcare Travelbook was created by travelers, for travelers!
The rich Healthcare Travelbook.com features were developed specifically for the healthcare traveler. Our vision is to be the premier social and professional network for traveling healthcare professionals. Whether you are a nurse, therapist, radiology technician, or other healthcare professional, our mission is simple: To provide a valuable resource to enhance your life and career as a traveler!
The founder of Healthcare Travelbook, Wes Herdlein, has been a traveling physical therapist for seven years. During this time he noticed a trend. Travelers tend to congregate with other travelers, both on and off assignment. With similar interests and lifestyles, travelers benefit from these connections with each other. Discussions commonly include comparisons of assignment locations, pay and benefits, and opinions about agencies and recruiters. Although helpful, this information exchange was informal and sporadic. Hence an idea was born! Let’s create a community exclusively for traveling healthcare professionals! Let’s combine our collective experiences and invite others to contribute and benefit! Let’s invite industry experts to join and participate with open and honest dialogue! Finally, let’s make it fun and FREE! So Healthcare Travelbook was born and offers the first UNBIASED, COMPREHENSIVE, and ACCESSIBLE network for healthcare travelers!
Whereas Wes had the vision, his wife Rebecca had the time and expertise to implement this vision. After meeting Wes while he was on assignment, she left her career in environmental regulation and hit the road for a joint adventure. Rebecca quickly learned from the opportunities and challenges of being married to a traveler! While Wes was healing the sick during the daytime, Rebecca was meeting with developers, advisors, and industry leaders in order to develop the community. Together they have literally traveled the U.S. from coast to coast. They have made friends from New Hampshire to Washington and many places in between. They keep in touch with family and friends through Facebook and Skype. They shop at Amazon and Craigslist and donate to Goodwill at the end of every assignment. And now, they use Healthcare Travelbook to make more informed decisions and keep up with traveling friends. While on assignment, they always pack their two laptops, hiking shoes, a camera, and their two dogs, Millie and Jordan.
The traveling profession requires rapid career decisions that have a dramatic impact on our lives. Healthcare Travelbook provides connections to the best source of information, other travelers.
Now you can search for other travelers by profession, location, or staffing agency. Talk to other travelers BEFORE signing a contract. Get unbiased housing and location advice BEFORE moving to a new place. Find colleagues and friends in nearby towns or hospitals. It’s time to unite and join the community for travelers!