CEO, Access Healthcare LLC | 2023
Access Healthcare CEO Danielle Doyle didn’t go to nursing school with the idea of starting a company, but her experience as a travel nurse inspired her to start a firm that emphasizes equal treatment and fair compensation for nurses who travel.
In 2015, she and Diego Davis, another former travel nurse and now the CFO of Access, had the idea to launch a firm that nurses would want to work with, not for. Doyle drew on her own past experiences to shape the company’s mission and set Access up for success. “I was able to start an agency where everyone is treated equally,” she says. “Access Healthcare believes all healthcare travelers should be compensated equally, independent of years of experience, specialty or recruiter.”
The desire to champion others has driven Doyle more than money, and she believes many agencies put their own success ahead of advocating for their clients. “What I’m concerned about is quality of life and advocating for [traveling nurses] and helping them understand how the business works and how they’re worth more than people are telling them.”
This focus on an individual’s well-being and equal treatment is the foundation of her business practices. Doyle describes the Access office culture as “rooted in respect for the individual, an incredibly hard work ethic, spiritual consciousness and an understanding that self-care and mental health are paramount, especially in today’s world.”
Doyle foresees a bright future for Access Healthcare. The team is working hard to hit their goal of $100 million in revenue this year, having reached $78 million in 2022. The team is also developing new lines of business in permanent placement and locum tenens and is even working on sponsoring international travelers.