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In 2014 there was a CNN iReport that named America’s Healthcare Recruiter and that recruiter has Brian Torchin. Currently the Chief Executive Office of Health Care Recruitment Counselors (HCRC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Brian knows more than any other just how important staffing is to the healthcare marketplace. His expertise was not gained by studying a book or going to business school, but through real world knowledge of actually working the healthcare industry.

Brian recently sat down for an interview with the folks at and discussed the difficulties he faces in the Philadelphia staffing world. He believes that healthcare staffing is very much different than staffing in any other industry because of the real world knowledge that the recruiter must have. Healthcare facilities tend to stay focused on providing their customers with the very best quality of service and they don’t generally focus on recruitment. That is why it is of utmost importance for them to hire a firm like HCRC, whose recruiters know what the healthcare industry is like, to find them the talent that they want.

Brian says that the healthcare field is also drastically different because hospitals and healthcare facilities don’t have the option of constantly rotating their talent. Their customers have an expectation and need to have a consistency of care for a long period of time. That means that the recruiter has to get it right the first time. Once a facility and a recruiter build trust in each other, that bond is there to stay. A good recruiter isn’t someone who keeps the talent pool full or rotating but ideally one who eliminates the need for a pool or rotation to exist at all. Read more on about Brian Torchin

Brian graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Exercise Science and went on to graduate from New York College of Chiropractic. After working as a chiropractor for five years, he decided to move into talent recruitment as the Director of Medical Marketing at Practice Management Inc. There, he become one of the top talent recruiters in the Northeast and when he left in 2007, he was one of the best in the nation. Visit: