It was a good year for healthcare staffing providers. They took eight of the top 10 spots on Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2017 list of Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms in the US. In addition, staffing providers listing healthcare as one of their top segments represented 35% of firms on the list. Information technology represented the second-highest concentration, accounting for 33% of the 110 firms that comprised the list.

Staffing Industry Analysts estimates healthcare staffing revenue rose 14% in 2016 alone. However, it’s more than being in the right place at the right time. The 10 fastest-growing firms’ increased focus on quality, training, culture and performance helped fuel their growth.

This year’s top 10 fastest-growing staffing firms are:

  1. Hayes Locums
  2. Host Healthcare
  3. ProLink Staffing Services and subsidiaries
  4. Dedicated Nursing Associates (DNA)
  5. Matrix Providers
  6. Phaidon International
  7. NAOS On-Site Staffing
  8. Accountable Healthcare Staffing
  9. Health Carousel
  10. Loyal Source

The median compound annual growth rate from 2012 through 2016 for the 10 fastest-growing staffing firms on this year’s list was 83.5%, up from 72.6% on last year’s top 10. For the 2017 list as a whole, the median CAGR was 28.2%.

To qualify for the list, firms had to post a CAGR of 15% or greater between 2012 and 2016. The list is based on US staffing revenue only, excluding acquisitions. Some firms on the list are divisions of larger firms based outside the US; in these cases, only US revenue was considered.

And while the industry has been growing, the 110 firms on this year’s list is down from 112 last year.

The full list this year is sponsored by Advance Partners and available at

On the following pages, we highlight the top 10 firms on the list.