Our Journey

Luke was founded in 2004 by Jim Barfield and Rich Hall. This journey, as they describe it, began with an idea and a prayer. It was a critical time post 911 with wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They wanted to make a difference for our troops. So, they established Luke with a mission to provide quality healthcare to our military men, women, and families. Since then, Luke has:

  • Employed over 6,000 healthcare workers
  • Provided healthcare for our military at over 150 military installations
  • Been awarded over 50 contracts
  • Managed 900 task orders
  • Staffed civilian, VA, and NASA clinics or hospitals
  • Treated millions of patients

In 2022, Luke and Dependable Health Services, a medical and non-medical staffing agency serving government entities, joined forces in areas where they have both built strong reputations as successful third-party providers of recruitment, training, credentialing, and management of medical professionals, caregivers, and other service professionals. Built on a foundation of strong values and ethics, Luke is dedicated to positively impacting people through quality care.

Luke & Associates Our 17 Year Journey

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Providing the professional services you need!

Who Is Luke

Built on strong values and ethics; doing what is right all the time!

Luke provides medical and professional services to the federal government and commercial entities. We built our company on strong values and ethics; doing what is right all the time. Our company revolves around people… we find the right people for the right jobs; we motivate and retain our most valuable resource, our employees; and we provide excellent care to all of the people that we serve.

One of the most rewarding services we provide is direct healthcare for our military and their families and veterans. There is a high demand for healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses and ancillary personnel. Staffing shortages result in vacancies causing increased demands on the existing staff. We provide the medical personnel to fill these positions to meet the military treatment facility needs and requirements. Vacancies are also prevalent in national, regional and local medical healthcare networks. Shortages will continue. We have earned the reputation of being a dependable healthcare staffing agency due to our ability to find quality healthcare professionals precisely when they’re needed.

Right Fit

Committed to providing the best care possible, no matter what it takes!

We specialize in locating, recruiting, placing, and retaining Healthcare Providers (HCPs) and other professional service providers. Each provider is placed in a position that is the right fit for the customer and the provider.

We are committed to providing the best care possible which begins with getting the right person for the right job. Because of this commitment, we implemented a thorough recruiting and credentialing process to select and hire the best candidate for each position and retain for the entire period of performance. This attention to detail has resulted in Luke successfully placing over 6,000 HCP positions. Our commitment to quality medical care drives our approach to efficient operations, customer satisfaction, and quality performance.

On Time

Assessing current and future market demands to stay a step ahead

Healthcare provider vacancies can seriously affect hospital operations and impact patient outcomes. Luke has focused on recruiting and placing qualified providers quickly and minimizing turnover by matching the right person to the right job. Our recruiting and credentialing process ensures on time placement.

Luke’s experienced recruiting staff use effective recruiting tools and systems, and most importantly, execute a clearly defined plan to recruit and hire in strategic market areas and disciplines. Our recruiters continually assess the current and future market demands for specific HCP categories and locations to stay a step ahead.


We are committed to building trusting relationships, so operating with the highest integrity is our leading core value. We promise to do the right thing, even when nobody is looking.

We believe everyone’s contribution matters equally to the overall mission. Our humility ensures we set our egos aside, respect each other, and appreciate how important each person’s role is to our success.

We are driven by a desire to serve. Our compassion inspires the work that we do. We have the heart to relate to the situation and challenges others might be facing and feel compelled to help.

We are empowered to achieve our objectives and recognize that accepting accountability for our success and failure in meeting those deliverables is paramount.

We understand that to meet the ever-expanding needs for care, we must maintain a growth mindset. This means we are flexible and open to change.

We are a high-performance team because we know what we do matters. Everyone is personally striving for excellence because that is what it will take to make the positive impact we want to have on the world.

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Put our experience to work for you!

Contact us today to learn how we can help you. Whether you’re an individual in search of that perfect career opportunity or if you’re an organization in need of finding that hard-to-find team member… Luke & Associates can help!