Medical Solutions, a healthcare talent company backed by Centerbridge Partners and CDPQ, has acquired WorldWide HealthStaff Solutions based in Charlotte, N.C.

WorldWide HealthStaff Solutions was founded in 1998 and offers direct hire international nurse and allied health recruitment. The deal aims to reinforce Medical Solutions’ initiative to deliver patient outcomes and help the lives of people who provide care. The company will continue to operate independently as its own brand under the Medical Solutions parent company.

 “This is a strategic step in addressing the significant and growing shortage of clinical professionals in the U.S.,” says Craig Meier, CEO of Medical Solutions. “By continuing to expand our healthcare talent ecosystem, we can ensure the best possible clinician experience while filling the staffing pipeline for our clients and strengthening our ultimate goal of ensuring better patient outcomes.”