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Rising Above: How Healthcare Recruiting Agencies Transform Staff Shortages

Everything in healthcare runs on staff. Nothing is done without the nurses, doctors, technicians, and other staff, patient-facing and otherwise, that make up every healthcare organization. Chat-GPT might be able to pass the bar exam, but it can’t set and cast a broken bone or explain the results of an x-ray. As of 2023, only […]

How Healthcare Staffing Agencies Optimize Staffing Resources

Efficiency and Cost-Effectiveness: How Healthcare Staffing Agencies Optimize Staffing Resources At every level of the healthcare industry, from a single doctor in private practice to a vast hospital conglomerate, staffing decisions are not only the most impactful choice that an organization can make, they can also be the most maddingly vexing. Deciding how to best […]

5 Key Skills to Look for in Healthcare Candidates: A Guide for Recruiters

Healthcare professional

Recruiting skilled and competent healthcare professionals is crucial for ensuring the delivery of high-quality patient care and maintaining the success of healthcare organizations. The healthcare industry is constantly evolving, with new challenges and advancements requiring healthcare professionals to possess a diverse set of skills. As a recruiter in the healthcare field, identifying candidates with the […]

Navigating the Talent Shortage: Innovative Approaches to Healthcare Recruitment

Hospital recruitment

The healthcare industry plays a vital role in society, providing essential medical services to individuals and communities. As the demand for healthcare services continues to rise due to factors such as an aging population and advancements in medical technology, the need for a skilled and diverse healthcare workforce becomes increasingly critical. However, the healthcare industry […]

Diversity and Inclusion in Healthcare Recruitment: Enhancing Patient Care and Organizational Success

Diversity in healthcare

The healthcare industry serves diverse communities with unique needs, making diversity and inclusion essential components of providing equitable and quality care. Diversity encompasses a broad range of characteristics, including race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and more. Inclusion, on the other hand, refers to creating an environment where individuals from diverse backgrounds feel […]

The Importance of Cultural Fit in Healthcare Recruiting

culture fit in healthcare recruiting

In the dynamic and rapidly evolving healthcare industry, recruiting and retaining top talent is critical to providing quality patient care and maintaining organizational success. While technical skills, experience, and qualifications are essential criteria for hiring healthcare professionals, the concept of cultural fit has emerged as a significant factor in the recruitment process. Cultural fit refers […]

What is it Like to Work in an Alcohol and Drug Rehab?


Jobs at Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers The addiction crisis in the United States has led to an unprecedented demand for drug and alcohol treatment. This means the rehab business is booming and there are more addiction treatment centers than at any time in history. This also represents a real opportunity for people looking for […]

What Does a Behavioral Health Tech Do?


What is a Behavioral Health Tech? A Behavioral Health Technician or BHT for short, serves a crucial role in the day-to-day operation of a drug and alcohol treatment center. If you own, operate or manage a drug and alcohol rehab, then you will have some understanding of how important BHT’s are to the smooth running […]

The Secret to Hiring the Right Treatment Center Staff

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When it comes to addiction treatment centers, the success and effectiveness of the programs are heavily dependent on the staff members who work there. Hiring the right treatment center staff is a crucial task that requires careful consideration and a well-thought-out strategy. The right team can make a significant difference in the lives of patients, […]

Frank A. Severino, Jr.

Director of Recruiting & Managing Partner

Born in Chicago, Frank moved to the Orlando area in 2012. As SMG Healthcare Recruiters Director of Recruiting, Frank works directly with the talented people we recruit as well as interacting with clients to ensure their needs are met and their expectations are surpassed. Frank feels blessed to have the opportunity to help build the family business and to be engaged in important work that plays to his professional and personal strengths. Frank says, “Helping people find gainful employment in an industry so full of passion for helping others is truly rewarding.” Like his father, Frank Jr. has experience working in behavioral healthcare in business development. In his leisure time, Frank Jr. coaches a nationally recognized high school baseball team in Winter Park, Florida. He also enjoys fishing, relaxing on the beach, cookouts and watching Chicago sports.

Michael Severino

COO & Managing Partner

Born in Woodridge, IL, Michael moved to Florida in 2014 and has been working with SMG Healthcare Recruiters since 2016. As COO, Michael helps see to SMG & Associates’ daily operations and ensures that clients get everything they need and more. One of his favorite parts of the job is working with people, especially helping candidates reach their highest potential. Michael considers himself extremely fortunate in having the chance to build the family business with his dad and brother, Frank Jr. Michael says, “I really enjoy working with my family. My father is my hero and being able to learn from him everyday is an opportunity that most people don’t have.” Michael currently lives in St. Cloud, FL with his wife and two bulldogs, Buca and Ozzie. In his down time, Michael enjoys boating and jet skiing. He is a technology enthusiast and is currently learning how to code in HTML, Javascript and LUA.

Frank B. Severino, Sr.

CEO & Senior Managing Partner

Born in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Illinois, Frank moved to Orlando, Florida in 2017. A founding member of SMG & Associates, he has been with the company since its very first day in 2019. Frank brings extensive experience in the Mental Health, Eating Disorder and Substance Abuse treatment field to SMG’s long list of strengths, working as the Executive VP of Business Development for RiverMend Health and as Regional Director for Lakeview Health. 

The move into healthcare recruiting seemed like fate to Frank as he has spent the bulk of his career working in either recruiting and staffing or mental health treatment. The decision to merge the two into the venture that became SMG Healthcare Recruiters came naturally. It allowed him to leverage his greatest strengths and provide truly exceptional service to the healthcare industry. 

Frank understands just how important filling positions with the right people is in the healthcare area because he’s seen the process from every angle. He lives in Sarasota, Florida with Karen, his wife of 38 years and is blessed to work with his sons, Frank and Michael in building SMG Healthcare Recruiters. His son Joseph has recently joined the firm and is learning the recruiting field as a candidate screener. Additionally, Frank leads our staffing company, “Pinnacle Staffing Resources”. He serves as an Advisory Board Member for the N.O.W. Matters More Foundation. He divides his free time between various passions including boating, fishing and golf and work with his church.