Jackson Healthcare Solutions Names CFO

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Jackson Healthcare Solutions has named Douglas B. Kline to the new post of chief financial officer. Doug will coordinate all financial and accounting operations for Jackson Healthcare Solutions (JHS), including the start-up of new businesses.

— Jackson Healthcare Solutions has named Douglas B. Kline to the new post of chief financial officer. Doug will coordinate all financial and accounting operations for Jackson Healthcare Solutions (JHS), including the start-up of new businesses.

“The rapid growth we continue to experience dictates a full-time focus on our corporate finances,” Jackson Healthcare Solutions Chief Executive Officer Richard L. Jackson said. “We’re fortunate to have attracted an executive of Doug’s caliber to chart our financial course.”

Kline brings to the company more than 30 years of progressive financial and operations experience from several industries, including healthcare. Among his professional accomplishments are starting up and developing a new division for a large construction equipment rental operation and directing internal audit functions for a $180-million public holding company with eight operating subsidiaries.

A certified public accountant (CPA) in Florida with BS and MBA degrees from Florida State University, Doug spent the first seven years of his career in public accounting with Price Waterhouse.

“I’m extremely enthusiastic about joining such a progressive, rapidly growing organization,” Kline said. “On the heels of the company’s making the Inc. 500 and achieving 100 million dollars in revenue in 2004, I look forward to helping to take Jackson Healthcare Solutions to the next level.”

Founded by healthcare pioneer Richard L. Jackson, Jackson Healthcare Solutions (JHS) addresses the two biggest challenges facing healthcare today: finding the right people and delivering the right information at the right time. The JHS family of companies provides credentialed clinicians, and also develops healthcare software applications that can help hospitals improve clinical and financial outcomes and increase operational efficiency.

The Atlanta-area firm’s six operating entities include LocumTenens.com, Jackson & Harris, Patient Placement Systems, Premier Anesthesia, StatCom and Surgical Information Systems. With approximately 220 associates in Alpharetta, Ga., and some 236 nationally, JHS serves more than three million patients in some 1,000 hospitals each year.

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Billie Wickstrom

678-992-1247

wickstrom@locumtenens.com

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