Clinical Providers Staffing launched its second full service line in as many months today with the start of a contract to provide Intensivist services to a community hospital near Boston. The new service will supply critical-care trained nocturnists for a 14-bed intensive care unit and will help ease the strain on the hospital’s existing providers.

“CPS exists to help our clients to fill gaps in their hospital-based medical staff,” said Rick Kulkarni, MD, a board-certified emergency medicine physician and founder of CPS. “Our goal is to take away their concerns about having quality, friendly care for their patients.”

As outpatient care becomes more prevalent and more successful, patients who need hospital care are increasingly more acutely ill. As a result, hospitals have turned to inpatient specialists, called hospitalists, to provide the best care. Intensive care patients also are more acutely ill, and specialists who are trained in critical care medicine are becoming the standard of care in intensive care and critical care units across the country.

“For CPS, adding intensivist services means that we are even more able to meet the needs of our client hospitals,” Kulkarni added. “We now provide a full complement of medical services within a hospital and can offer our clients a full scope of services.”