ShiftMed CEO Todd Walrath Named to Modern Healthcare’s 2024 Innovators List

Modern Healthcare's Innovators Awards. Todd Walrath, ShiftMed CEO, Class of 2024.

The On-Demand platform’s founder and CEO is recognized for contributions to healthcare staffing amidst an ongoing nationwide workforce shortage

McLean, Va. – April 8, 2024 - ShiftMed, the leader in workforce scheduling technology, is proud to announce that CEO and founder Todd Walrath has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the Innovators for 2024. Modern Healthcare’s Innovators Awards and recognition program celebrates leaders and organizations driving innovation that improves care, achieves measurable results, and contributes to the clinical and financial goals of the organization.

The award recognizes Walrath’s commitment to driving innovation and solving critical industry challenges. His focus on optimizing shift scheduling and providing flexible work opportunities for local nurses has made ShiftMed a valuable partner for healthcare organizations and providers. The platform now employs over 350,000 healthcare professionals and has successfully entered the acute market by forging partnerships with some of the country’s top health systems including SSM Health, Southcoast Health, and Presbyterian Health Systems.

“The role of innovation has always been paramount in healthcare, and our 2024 honorees as top Innovators are driving real change in the industry,” said Mary Ellen Podmolik, editor in chief of Modern Healthcare. “The wide variety of projects underway by these executives and organizations demonstrate a dedication to tackling the ‘what ifs’ that can improve the delivery of healthcare and improve communities and the patient experience.”

“I’m honored to be named amongst this year’s top innovators,” said Todd Walrath, CEO and founder of ShiftMed. At ShiftMed, we are deeply committed to understanding and addressing the critical needs of nurses and healthcare facilities. By providing comprehensive resources and technology-based solutions, we’re able to empower healthcare professionals to deliver exceptional patient care and make a meaningful impact in their communities.”

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About ShiftMed: Healthcare facilities are addressing staffing needs and reducing overall expenditures with ShiftMed, which combines innovative workforce technology with the largest W-2 workforce marketplace. ShiftMed connects over 2,000 healthcare facilities to 350,000 credentialed nursing providers and gives facilities the ability to manage an entire workforce ecosystem more efficiently in one platform. For more information, visit

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