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QCI Healthcare is family-owned and also family-centered: our team, employees and clients are considered part of one big family. We would like to build a lasting relationship with you, and your opinion matters. Working for an agency gives you the freedom and flexibility that you choose.Trust in us. Our principals have a strong health care background and over 30 years of experience. We are going to place you in facilities that can best utilize your skills. If you aren’t satisfied with the different facilities that you are placed in, please talk to us. We’ll find the right fit for you while we also find the best fit for the facility.

Christian Vera, Chief Executive Officer

Christian Vera began his medical career as a respiratory therapist and is now owner and CEO of QCI Healthcare. Nationally recognized as a leader in quality health care staffing, Mr. Vera has applied his firsthand knowledge of nursing to meeting the dynamic staffing needs of clinics and hospitals.


Ken Jewett, VP of Operations

Kenneth D. Jewett is a graduate of Grand Valley State University and Regents Park College of London; he received his degree in Finance and International Business.

Ken started his career in the Hospitality and Tourism industry holding numerous roles and ultimately accepting a General Management position in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  After more than ten years in the industry Ken accepted his position at QCI Healthcare as the Sales and Marketing Manager in February of 2007.

During his time at QCI, Kenneth has proved to be a valuable asset with his continued growth initiatives and strategic business negotiations.  He is now QCI’s Vice President of Operations and holds myriad responsibilities including state and nationwide contracts, operational procedures, Vendor Management Services/Managed Service Providers management, corporate financing strategies and policies, and acquisitions and mergers. Ken truly is a jack of all trades and brings a hugely diverse set of assets to QCI.

Building relationships through consistency, quality of product and customer service is important to Ken. These requisites are regularly expressed in Ken’s daily work, pairing his dedication and drive to succeed. Ken’s contribution and skill set without a doubt sets QCI Healthcare up for long term success.


Josh Aldrich, Vendor Manager, Head Recruiter and Home Care Case Manager

Joshua R. Aldrich received his degree in Electronics Engineering in 1997 from ITT Technical Institute of Grand Rapids MI. He then went on to acquire experience in fields such as finance and real estate as well as the hospitality and food industry, before joining the QCI team in November of 2010. While working in finance, Josh was successfully employed as a mortgage originator, which led to him being a self employed real estate appraiser for three years. He then accepted a position in the restaurant industry, where he was a General Manager for 2 years before he went on to work for QCI. As a Vendor Manager at QCI, Josh fulfills the clinical staffing needs of hospitals, nursing homes and clinics throughout the United States. Josh recruits nationally for experienced nurses to fill the staffing needs of clinical vendors through QCI Healthcare. Josh also manages home care cases within QCI and oversees day to day operations along with scheduling. All of these things make Josh a vital and valuable member of the QCI team.


Philip Marsh R.N., B.S.N., Chief Nursing Officer

Philip received his B.S.N. from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2006. He began his nursing career in 1999 working as a C.E.N.A., on an Oncology unit. He transitioned to a Medical/Renal unit as a R.N. extern, and subsequently as an intern. He transferred to the I.C.U in 2008 and was approached by management in 2009, to become a Rapid Response R.N.

After many years of working for QCI, on a per diem basis, the owners approached him to become their C.N.O. In this role Phil still works facility shifts, and is the “go-to” with any clinical questions or concerns that arise.

Philip has many interests outside of the healthcare profession. He loves spending time with his family (wife, daughter, and 2 dogs), and neighbors. He is a die-hard Detroit fan and attends Tigers, Pistons, and U of M football games. Going to the beach in the summer is also a must. Growing up in Grand Rapids, has afforded him the luxury of having a “Great” lake nearby to enjoy.


McArthur Callum, Office Manager – Livonia

“IF you build it they will come”

Relationship Builder- There are several titles that people in staffing/healthcare industry use, but at the end of the day Mac is a Relationship Builder. Mac started in healthcare staffing in 2003 and over the last 12 years has built long-term relationships that have been successful both professionally and personally.

Summer and fall are Mac’s favorite seasons. During these times you can find Mac riding with the top down, fishing, softball, tailgating and camping.


Angela Long, Recruiter/Staffing Coordinator

As part of QCI Healthcare’s Recruitment team, Angela Long gets to know her prospective employees as well as builds relationships with her clients. This helps her with placing the right employees with the right clients. It is important to her that QCI Healthcare is recognized to be the best healthcare provider in West Michigan, and that all begins with dedicated team members. Her role of Staffing Coordinator/Recruiter allows her to play a major part in ensuring that client’s as well as employee’s needs are being met on a daily basis.

When Angela is not working , motorcycles are a passion she shares with her fiancée and when time allows she hits the road on her Suzuki GSXR 600. Angela is the proud mother of her son and after several years of having an empty nest, the house is once again filled with pitter patter of little feet as Angela recently welcomed her 23 month old great niece into her household, and is thankful to be allowed the blessing of raising her!


Linda Playter, Staffing Coordinator

Linda Playter began working at the bank where she became a Head Teller. With 25 years of experience in the banking industry, she did all of the scheduling for tellers for days off, sick days, lunch hours, and doctors appointments. In 2000, Linda decided to switch fields and work at QCI, where her tasks include daily scheduling, employee relations with CENAs and nurses, interviewing/hiring process, employee files, write ups with QCI staff in different facilities, any procedures that need to be addressed or implemented, and to make sure all facility needs are covered.


Joe Sobczak, Recruiter


Amber Brink, Recruiter


Nikki Loomis, Staffing Coordinator

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