Upstate Works – Fall 2022 Newsletter

Iroquois Healthcare Association has officially launched Upstate Works! An exclusive, members-only contingent staffing program that gives member hospitals the ability to decrease their reliance on high-cost traditional staffing agencies. Thereby cutting costs and providing the opportunity for greater staffing agency cost management.

Upstate Works is managed in partnership with Healthcare Workforce Logistics (HWL), a third-party technology and management services provider. This partnership provides IHA members with all of the benefits of having their own temporary staffing program, but without having to build an organization necessary to support the many required components of such an operation. HWL offers W2 employment to contingent staff through a third-party Employer of Record (EOR) at a standard markup which is 10-20% lower than traditional agency bill rates.

Several member hospitals have already signed up and hired contingent staff through Upstate Works! There is no cost to join and IHA encourages all its members to participate in this unique initiative. If interested in learning more, please contact Lauren Ford, IHA’s Senior Director of Data Analytics and Strategy at, or complete the form at the bottom of our webpage here.