Our Story


When FirstChoice Healthcare Services was established in 1998, the goal was to provide supplemental staff relief to healthcare facilities in Cleveland, predominantly as a nursing service. Since the beginning, our associates proved to be more than highly-skilled and qualified caregivers, or clinical colleagues within a medical facility. We are an integral part of the network link to recovery supporting patients, families and medical experts in a team approach that recognizes healing as a 24-hour a day process without boundaries.

At FirstChoice, personal commitment to quality and excellence allows our associates to offer distinctive and superior situational staffing care. We focus on developing a partnership with home care clients that is budget-friendly based upon identifying and understanding their individual needs. We accomplish our mutual goals with commitment not only through nursing, but the complete range of allied health services, including, respiratory therapy, laboratory, physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy and medical administrative, as well as, technical and informational services management.

After a no-cost, home health care assessment, our dedicated staff personally assists our clients and coordinates a variety of services with both family and physicians.  Homemakers and companions, certified home health aides, shopping assistance, 24-hour care, skilled nursing, RNs and LPNs, therapists—physical, occupational and speech, and medical social services. We combine the latest technology and training available using a personal and thoughtful approach.

Today, FirstChoice offers home health, medical staffing and wellness services throughout the State of Ohio with assignments ranging from one shift to an indefinite period of time. We are continuing to grow an experienced and caring workforce of certified home health aides and State-Tested Nursing Assistants across Ohio with branches in Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Elyria, Mansfield, Sandusky, Toledo, and surrounding areas.

We are especially proud of our premier Journey Program which launched in 2009. This highly, skilled multi-disciplinary team delivers comprehensive short-term intermittent home care to home-bound adults with behavioral and mental health diagnoses. Made up of psychiatric-mental health nurses, social workers, physical, speech and occupational therapists and home health aides, the Journey staff meets the holistic needs of our patients. In addition, through an affiliated travel division, First Choice Healthcare Travelers places nurses and allied health professionals nationwide on 13- and 26-week assignments.

For more than 15 years, FirstChoice has been owned and operated by a dedicated group of experienced, Ohio-based professionals. We understand the well-documented benefits of allowing and empowering patients to recover at home, in the comfort of a familiar environment. We know the complex and difficult issues interwoven into making those decisions. First Choice is the solution to dependable, caring and skilled quality home health care and a committed partner in the healthcare process.  WE WANT TO BE YOUR FIRSTCHOICE.