LevelUP HCS Acquires Specialized Recruitment Agency, EmPower HealthIT

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NEW YORK, NY and PORTLAND, OR – May 11, 2021 – LevelUP HCS ®, an emerging leader within the talent acquisition, workforce management, and HR advisory space today announced that it has added healthcare technology recruitment to its growing industry expertise with the acquisition of Portland, OR-based, EmPower HealthIT. The acquisition will complement LevelUP’s expanding healthcare and technology practices and provide deep specialization within a growing industry.

Founded in 2005, EmPower HealthIT, a nationally Certified Woman Owned business (WBENC) is a respected agency within the healthcare community providing contract, contract-to-hire, direct hire, and executive search solutions. The firm developed specialization early within the healthcare technology space by building strong clinical software-specific pipelines of talent. The tenured relationships that EmPower will bring to LevelUP are based upon 20+ years of specialized focus within this niche market. Clinical Systems, Cyber Security and Digital Transformation are a few areas of their expertise. CEO and founder, Dawn Whitney will lead the new Health IT division within LevelUP HCS nationwide.

“We are excited to welcome Empower HealthIT to the LevelUP family,” said Curtis Grajeda, LevelUP HCS Founder and Managing Partner. “With this acquisition, LevelUP looks to bring an additional layer of support and expertise to our existing healthcare clients as well as expand into new markets.”

LevelUP and EmPower HealthIT share a vision of delivering client-first solutions. “I was immediately impressed with LevelUP’s origin story, client feedback, employee retention and the synergies that existed between our cultures,” said Dawn Whitney. “I’m excited to offer my clients a wider range of talent solutions and continue to build a thriving Healthcare Technology division within LevelUP. Additionally, our team is thrilled to join a like-minded culture that puts their clients, candidates and employees first.”

About LevelUP HCS ®

LevelUP Human Capital Solutions (HCS) works with global companies and organizations to achieve their operational goals through sustainable talent and recruitment programs that leverage the power of their subject matter experts, industry best practices, and advanced technology. Their hallmark client-dedicated approach provided seamless workflow with their clients, anticipating their talent needs and scaling service as appropriate. With wide-ranging expertise, they provide value-added benefits as they design and drive human capital solutions for clients. LevelUP HCS is a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). For more visit www.leveluphcs.com.

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