United Methodist Healthcare Recruitment (UMHR) has successfully provided many qualified healthcare workers to non-profit healthcare organizations since 2005. UMHR started as a source of nurses for Chicago Methodist Senior Services and its skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, but has since expanded to help other nonprofits with their staffing needs.
UMHR has partnered with a licensed and well respected recruitment agency in Manila, Philippines. Our staff travels throughout the year to the Philippines and other countries to interview candidates and ensure the smooth operations of the recruitment process.
Mission & Values
Our mission is to match qualified international healthcare professionals to non-profit senior care providers & hospitals in the U.S., and to support these professionals in their quest to successfully integrate into the American dream.
Our healthcare workers are competent and knowledgeable in their work. All meet our educational requirements and are vetted through our screening processes.
Our clients can be assured that they will receive great value at a reasonable price. We aim to give you the most for your dollar.
Our UMHR team has many years of international recruiting experience, U.S. placements and client service for non-profits across the country.
Rose Policarpio, CEO
Rose has served as a Director of Nursing for the past 20 years – and UMHR’s leader since 2005. Rose travels frequently to the Philippines to interview potential healthcare workers for UMHR – and is an expert in immigration details. She is well known in the Philippines for fair & compassionate treatment of Filipinos seeking employment in the U.S.
Paul Spence, VP Business Development
Paul joined the team after having been a consultant for UMHR since 2005. He has over 10 years of experience in Senior Services marketing, sales & management plus plus Sales & Marketing experience in large businesses.
Laura Davidson, Director of Recruiting & Staffing
Laura joined UMHR after having been a Director of Recruiting & Staffing for 10 years with a large employer of healthcare workers. She has over 16 years of extensive healthcare recruitment/client service experience, and will direct recruitment, staffing and UMHR Client relations.
Maricel Bondoc, Accounting Director
Maricel joined the United Methodist organization in 2008 to manage payroll and accounts payable for its Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living and Memory Care services. Likewise, she manages the accounting, billing, immigration, and nurse licensing management for UMHR. Maricel has over 18 years of experience in financial operations and management.
Bill Lowe, President/CEO of CMSS
Bill has been President & CEO for CMSS President/CEO since 2005. He has grown the organization to include new services and has developed and grown joint ventures with large health care organizations. Bill is on the Board of Directors with Leading Age Illinois.
In 2005, United Methodist Homes & Services (UMH&S) required additional Nurses for its Skilled Nursing & Rehab unit but was faced with hiring challenges. Rose Policarpio, who has been the Director of Nursing since then suggested hiring from her home country, the Philippines. They did, and filled all open Nursing positions within several months. UMH&S then decided to offer hiring assistance to other non-profits.
It was easier back then, as Direct Hiring was allowed. But the process and requirements became more stringent on both the Philippines and American sides. The Philippine government required UMH&S and all American companies to utilize a Philippines-based recruitment company if it wanted workers from their country. Rose and UMH&S decided to open an agency in Manila under Rose’s ownership called Aguinaldo Recruitment AGency, Inc. They also decided to form a formal service division under UMH&S, called United Methodist Healthcare Recruitment (UMHR). The license for Aguinaldo was granted in 2009, as was the license for UMHR – and the partnership service has grown into a leading supplier of Philippine Nurses within the USA!
Today, UMHR has non-profit clients in many cities and states. Some are small, some large. Many are Skilled Nursing Centers but UMHR also serves Hospitals, Physical Rehab Centers, Assisted Living, and Memory Care services.