Have you ever had a BFO? We just did, about traveling nurses thanks to one who works at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood, KY. Sometimes a BFO can make you smile, most of the time it makes your mouth fly open and you exclaim, “That makes perfect sense, why didn’t I think of it?”
A BFO is a ‘Blinding Flash of the Obvious’ and ours was that traveling nurses, who need local housing, typically Google something related to ‘extended stay hotels’. So if they’re contracted at St. Elizabeth in Northern Kentucky, they might search, ‘extended stay hotels in northern kentucky’ and actually never find us.
Traveling Nurses & Extended Stay Hotels
As we explored the traveling nurse industry we were fascinated that so many will travel to 2 and 3 locations per year; sometimes more. The primary reason traveling nurses do travel is many times they are compensated at a much higher rate per hour than traditional employment options.
Though traveling nursing is the most common category, some of the other categories of medical professionals who travel are Cath Lab Technologist, Respiratory Therapist, and Physical Therapist. Many times doctors will travel as well.
When one works in an environment as stressful as the medical field, you want to have a serene place to lay your head at night (or day if you’re working 3rd shift). We can’t imagine, no matter how nice the extended stay hotel, trying to sleep during the day after the busy 3rd shift. That’s exactly what we offer, a hidden oasis right in the middle of everything.Our traveling nurse friend that blessed us with our BFO said, “I just wished I had known about you guys first, I have two more months where I am!” She was very disappointed to say the least.
If you or someone you love is a traveling medical professional and they are going to be coming to the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area, make sure they, at least, check us out before they make a decision about where to stay. Help them make their stay away from home as pleasant as possible.