MedTrust, LLC provides top-notch health professionals to the San Antonio private healthcare market. The company currently staffs over twenty commercial customers including acute care hospitals ranging from large 500 bed medical centers to small 75 bed private hospitals, out-patient surgery centers, and free standing clinics.
In 2001, Rick Martinez started MedTrust out of his apartment. Martinez, a registered nurse, spent many hours working late and as a “travel nurse”. Wanting to spend more time at home with his 2 daughters, Martinez contracted himself out to a local hospital. The hospital asked him if there were more nurses like him available. He invited his wife, also a registered nurse to join him. Requests to fill staffing needs began to filter in.
Martinez recruited several of his professional colleagues to assist in staffing medical facilities. Just 6 months later, MedTrust contracted with its first two major clients: The Heart Hospital of Austin and Christus Santa Rosa Healthcare in San Antonio. MedTrust ended its first year of operations with over $400,000 in gross sales.
In March 2004, MedTrust was accepted into the 8(a) Business Development Program. At the time of their application, MedTrust had 4 full-time employees. Today the company has 241 full and part-time employees. In 2009, MedTrust was awarded a three-year $87 million contract by the United States Army’s Center for MEDCOM Contracting.