• We’re here to help.

    From staffing to operational consulting, our experts will match needs with the right talent and evaluate your programs for survey readiness. We also help facilities with contracted dialysis programs evaluate dialysis programs and collaboratively work to find solutions to fill any gaps. From securing professionals to reviewing your procedures to on-site operational evaluation, we partner with you to inform, elevate, and manage your workforce and your operations.
  • Staffing

    Our extensive pool of candidates can meet your scheduling requirements and geographic need, enhance your workforce and deliver the highest quality services that your organization and your patients need.
  • Consulting

    We help facilities with contracted dialysis programs evaluate current dialysis providers to discover operational inconsistencies and collaboratively work to find solutions to fill any gaps.
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About Us

We Understand Healthcare

Your success depends on the success of your professional clinicians who deliver care and your staff who help ensure the soundness of your operations. Our expert recruiters work simultaneously with clients and candidates to find the right fit for the healthcare roles you need. We have access to a pool of professionals who can step in on a temporary or permanent basis. As a top healthcare recruitment agency, we work with hospitals, outpatient dialysis centers, healthcare facilities and associated medical facilities throughout the United States.

Our extensive unique experience in healthcare and dialysis business provides you with recruitment, hiring and process improvement results. We’ve helped our clients save time and money and prepare for survey readiness with confidence.

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Leadership Team

Our team members collectively bring more 110 years of invaluable experience in the acute dialysis field and have operated successfully in 40+ hospital locations across eight states and over 20 cities for more than 25 years as an acute contracting dialysis provider, We know the ins and outs of acute services. Our leadership team and our account managers understand healthcare, stay up-to-date on the latest trends and can provide strategic support and tactical assistance to enhance your healthcare delivery.

Steve Lovelace

Steve Lovelace, a seasoned leader with a remarkable 38-year career in acute dialysis contracting services, staffing, and hospital logistics. Steve’s extensive experience includes transitioning turn-key operations for single-hospital and multi-hospital systems, ranging from 21 to 700 beds. His expertise extends to profit and loss management, financial projections and strategic planning. Steve’s career highlights include:

  • Spearheaded strategic planning, operations, sales and fiscal management for a nationally recognized acute dialysis company operating in nine states across 43 locations, serving medically complex patients for over 25 years.
  • Led the installation and implementation of contracted dialysis services and quality assurance programs in various healthcare facilities, including short-term acute care hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs), heart hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals and surgery centers.
  • Managed multimillion-dollar budgets and oversaw capital equipment purchasing, optimizing operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
  • Oversight of in-house mock Joint Commission rounds and collaborating with facility clients to ensure compliance and quality standards were met.
  • Possesses broad knowledge of short and long-term care hospital operations and personnel management.
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial vision with the ability to communicate effectively both conceptually and in detail.
  • Specializes in project management for new services, products, and operations, with strong planning and problem-solving skills.

Steve’s expertise extends across various domains, including business ownership, dialysis executive, project management and customer relationship management. His hands-on, collaborative leadership style, combined with consistently exceeding expectations, drives tangible results. Steve’s deep understanding of hospital operations and healthcare industry intricacies positions him as a valuable asset in driving success for healthcare ventures.

Terri Sheppard

Terri brings more than four decades of progressive experience to her leadership role at DPS. She is a healthcare administrative expert focused on dialysis operations. Throughout her career, Terri has recognized the need to put patients first and is a recognized patient advocate. Her successful leadership roles include Director of Quality where she developed new processes to treat in-house dialysis patients when critical situations arise and Director of Operations where Terri ensured every professional provider was trained to provide the latest care techniques.

Her management and administrative experience provide regulatory, compliance and quality improvement expertise. Here work with clients ensures strict adherence to Medicare and state-specific requirements for seamless, compliant operations. Additionally, Terri has designed and directed the successful implementation of quality improvement initiatives aimed at enhancing patient outcomes and safety.

As an experienced strategist and project leader, Terri uses her financial management skills to help clients maximize budgeting, find opportunities for cost control, increase revenue generation, and accurately complete financial forecasting. Her skill set enables her to manage workflow and resource allocation, including staff, equipment and supplies.

Terri has given back to her industry by serving on the Ohio Nursing Dialysis Committee and writing and presenting peer-reviewed articles on heparinization for reuse. She gladly shares her passion for excellence in healthcare administration, a commitment to patient-centered care and a belief in regulatory compliance and ethical integrity.