Next Move Healthcare Acquires Prime Surgical Associates, Adding Surgical Staffing Services to Offerings

The acquisition of the Kansas City-based specialty surgical staffing firm brings Next Move Healthcare into the surgical staffing space as demand for perioperative nurses, surgical technicians and other skilled workers surges.

Next Move Healthcare, a leading provider of clinical talent to hospitals, healthcare systems, physician groups and other providers nationwide, today announced the acquisition of Prime Surgical Associates, a Kansas City-based specialty surgical staffing firm. This is the first acquisition for Next Move Healthcare, which also owns travel nurse staffing provider Next Move, Inc., and reinforces Next Move’s position as a premier source of travel nurse, allied and specialty surgical staff for hospitals and healthcare systems nationwide.

The acquisition of Prime Surgical Associates will bring Next Move Healthcare into the perioperative and surgical staffing space as the demand for these skilled workers is stronger than ever. After the COVID-19 pandemic brought nearly all elective surgeries to a halt in 2020 and reduced volume in 2021, demand rebounded in 2022 and is expected to surge in 2023 and beyond. OR/surgery is responsible for up to 70% of most hospital’s revenues, but more than 64% of those same providers are dealing with staffing shortages on surgical teams. More than three-quarters of OR leaders say that a top priority in the coming year is increasing surgical services—an impossible task without the surgical technicians, perioperative nurses and other critical surgical staff that Prime Surgical Associates provides.

“The acquisition of Prime Surgical Associates helps to strengthen our position in surgical specialties, which continue to be crucial to hospitals’ financial stability,” said John Nolan, CEO of Next Move Healthcare. “We are beyond excited about this next chapter in our growth story. Prime Surgical Associates’ founders are people we truly enjoy working with, and we look forward to incorporating their expertise into our business strategy, so we can support clinical partners with the skilled staff they need to accommodate surging patient demand.”

“Next Move Healthcare is a dynamic leader in the staffing space, and our values are incredibly well-aligned,” said Ty Taylor, Founder of Prime Surgical Associates. “We have been proud to support our provider clients with first-rate surgical staff as they contend with a surge in demand for surgical procedures and address a backlog of elective procedures amid a severe talent shortage. Partnering with Next Move Healthcare is a logical next step for our business that will benefit hospitals, physicians, clinicians and patients. We look forward to working with the Next Move Healthcare team to scale up our already robust services for healthcare providers.”

Prime Surgical Associates continues to operate independently under its current name as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Next Move Healthcare, supporting hospitals and physician groups through its dedicated and proven perioperative staffing solutions.

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About Next Move Healthcare

Next Move Healthcare is a leading provider of clinical talent to hospitals, healthcare systems, physician groups and other healthcare employers nationwide. We do this through our wholly-owned subsidiaries Next Move, Inc., which provides premier travel nurse and allied healthcare talent, and Prime Surgical Associates, which provides world-class surgical staffing services. A clinician-first, clinician-led staffing company, Next Move Healthcare is dedicated to a seamless, exceptional experience for providers and a “raving fan” experience for talent. For more information, please visit: