TAMPA BAY, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tony Braswell, President and Founder of Gale Healthcare Solutions, has been named an Entrepreneur Of The Year Florida Award winner by Ernst & Young LLP (EY). Braswell’s selection was based on his entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.
“I founded Gale Healthcare Solutions to help solve one of this country’s most serious problems – a shortage of nurses to provide quality care. I believe technology, combined with a patient and nurse-centric mindset, is the solution,” said Tony Braswell, President and Founder of Gale Healthcare Solutions. “I am so fortunate to have a team that shares my passion for this work and it is a tremendous honor to have our efforts recognized with this EY Entrepreneur of the Year award.”
Braswell’s entrepreneurial talents have long been part of his professional resume. Following early experience in the healthcare and professional staffing industries, he launched his own healthcare staffing firm in 1991. Over the next twenty-five years, he gained a deep and personal understanding of the significant challenges facing nursing professionals and healthcare providers.
In 2016, he led a team in developing technology to offer a solution – the Gale app that connects available caregivers to healthcare facilities with unmet staffing needs. This on-demand model broke new ground in the industry, as did another innovation – same day pay for nursing staff.
From the start, Braswell recognized the power of on-demand technology to serve healthcare facilities in need of supplemental staff, while also empowering clinicians to have more control over their schedule and earnings. To date, Gale Healthcare has attracted more than 45,000 nursing professionals to its platform, enabling service to healthcare facilities in 39 states. Every five minutes, another nursing or nursing assistant applies to join Gale Healthcare.
“To me, the most important factor for entrepreneurial success is having an idea that addresses a real problem and being relentless in your determination to solve it. That’s exactly what we’re doing at Gale – finding new and better ways to serve America’s nursing professionals and healthcare providers so people get the care they deserve.” said Braswell.
By creating a streamlined digital platform to meet the needs of nurses and facilities alike, Braswell’s innovation offers a solution that helps meet staffing demands, assisting facilities in providing safer care and positive patient care outcomes. He continues to pioneer new and effective ways to bring staffing and payment solutions to the healthcare industry, most recently by offering licensing of the Gale platform to help other healthcare staffing companies expand their service capabilities; by launching a new company, Springboard, to support non-clinical staffing needs, and by starting the Gale Healthcare Foundation to award scholarships for nursing education.
As a Florida award winner, Braswell will now be considered for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 National Awards, which will be announced in November.
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About Gale Healthcare Solutions
Gale Healthcare Solutions is a leading technology-enabled healthcare services and payments platform that provides per diem, contract, and travel temporary staffing services and software licensing services in post-acute and acute healthcare settings. Designed to address the national nursing shortage, the mobile and web-based Gale app connects nursing professionals directly to healthcare facilities in need of clinical staff, and provides caregivers with daily pay. Gale workforce management solutions include recruiting, credentialing, scheduling, time and attendance, communications, and pay. Based in Tampa, Gale offers a national clinical workforce of more than 45,000 clinicians and serves clients in 39 states. For more information, please visit galehealthcaresolutions.com and follow the company on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.