Upstate Works – Summer 2023 Newsletter

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We are thrilled to provide you with an update on the groundbreaking initiative developed by the Iroquois Healthcare Association (IHA) in collaboration with HWL. In 2022, IHA introduced Upstate Works, an industry-disrupting and cost-effective solution, specifically designed to address the exorbitant rates imposed by healthcare temporary staffing agencies.

Since its launch in October 2022, the Upstate Works program has achieved remarkable success, with over 400 clinicians hired or committed to the program. Not only has it resulted in actual savings exceeding $2.1 Million, but it also forecasts an impressive total projected savings of $4.3 Million upon the successful completion of each contract commitment (with an average contract duration of 13 weeks). These outstanding results can be attributed to the average savings of 16% on every bill rate, highlighting the significant impact Upstate Works has made in reducing costs and optimizing financial outcomes.

We are proud to see Upstate Works delivering tangible benefits to our members, with no upfront or extra costs. At IHA, we are committed to exploring innovative strategies that empower our members and foster financial stability. We anticipate even more noteworthy outcomes as we continue to leverage the advantages offered by Upstate Works.

Interested in Participating?

If you are interested in joining the Upstate Works program, please reach out to Lauren Ford at We look forward to assisting you and providing further information on how Upstate Works can benefit your organization.


Upstate Works offers effective promotion of job openings for contracted facilities, including clinical, allied health, locums, and non-clinical positions. Upstate Works has promoted and assisted in filling the following positions:

  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Progressive Care Unit
  • Step Down Unit
  • Emergency Room
  • Labor & Delivery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Telemetry
Allied Health
  • Respiratory Technician
  • ECHO Technician
  • CT Technician
  • Histotechnician
  • Radiology Technician
  • Operating Room Technician
  • Surgical Technician
  • Outpatient