Jackson Healthcare Solutions Names CIO -- Information Chief Will Deliver Technology Solutions for Physician Recruiting and Healthcare IT Businesses

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Jackson Healthcare Solutions has named William J. (Bill) Fricke to the new post of chief information officer. Fricke will oversee all technical operations for Jackson Healthcare Solutions (JHS) companies, including the Web Services and Information Technology (IT) departments.

With his impressive background and diverse IT leadership experience, Bill Fricke will take us where we need to go.

Jackson Healthcare Solutions has named William J. (Bill) Fricke to the new post of chief information officer. Fricke will oversee all technical operations for Jackson Healthcare Solutions (JHS) companies, including the Web Services and Information Technology (IT) departments.

"The pace of our growth and the increasing level of sophistication required in our products and services dictate strategic thinking and stronger links between business and technology goals," said Richard L. Jackson, chief executive officer of Jackson Healthcare Solutions. "With his impressive background and diverse IT leadership experience, Bill Fricke will take us where we need to go."

Fricke brings to JHS more than 15 years of IT strategy, product development, business application and project management experience from several industries including enterprise resource planning, consumer products, security and government. His previous positions include IT strategist for Infor Global Solutions, IT applications director for Internet Security Systems, and IT consultant for clients including Lockheed-Martin, NASA and Frito-Lay.

"I am delighted to join the talented and high-energy team at JHS," Fricke said. "I look forward to helping JHS continue to grow rapidly while maintaining customer focus and alignment of business and technology goals."

An avid marathon runner, Fricke holds an Executive MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business, a masters in computer science and B.S. in electrical engineering from Florida Institute of Technology. Fricke is affiliated with the Technology Association of Georgia, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and the Beta Gamma Sigma chapter (honor society for outstanding scholastic achievement) at Emory.

About Jackson Healthcare Solutions

Founded by healthcare pioneer Richard L. Jackson, Jackson Healthcare Solutions 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.

With approximately 220 associates in Alpharetta, Ga., and some 240 nationally, JHS serves more than three million patients in some 1,000 hospitals each year. With 305% revenue growth between 2000 and 2003, the company joined Inc. magazine’s list of 500 fastest growing private companies in the U.S. for 2004. The Atlanta-area firm's operating entities include LocumTenens.com, Jackson & Harris, Patient Placement Systems, Premier Anesthesia, StatCom and Surgical Information Systems.

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