Patient Placement Systems Names Eric Christ as President

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Patient Placement Systems, a leading provider of patient referral management solutions, today announced the appointment of Eric Christ as president. Christ replaces R. Shane Jackson, who has been named to a senior role in Jackson Healthcare Solutions, the parent company of Patient Placement Systems.

I'm honored to have the opportunity to lead this team

Patient Placement Systems, a leading provider of patient referral management solutions, today announced the appointment of Eric Christ as president. Christ replaces R. Shane Jackson, who has been named to a senior role in Jackson Healthcare Solutions, the parent company of Patient Placement Systems.

In his position as president, Christ will be focused on demonstrating the tremendous ROI that Patient Placement Systems provides to its continuing care customers and ensuring product development exceeds customers' expectations. Patient Placement Systems digitally connects hospitals, continuing care facilities and other healthcare providers to automate the patient discharge referral process. It links hospitals and providers using a secure, HIPAA-compliant Web-based application.

"I am proud to have led Patient Placement through its early phase, helping to build a talented team and developing this innovative referral management technology," said Shane Jackson, Vice President of Finance for Jackson Healthcare Solutions. "By leveraging his experience from world-class companies such as McKesson, Christ will help Patient Placement make great strides in expanding its customer base and extending the capabilities of its solutions."

"I'm honored to have the opportunity to lead this team," said Christ. "As I looked at the Patient Placement offerings and their potential in the continuing care market, I discovered that they have a unique product that automates patient referrals and seamlessly manages the multiple documents involved in a referral decision. The glowing testimonials from the many continuing care providers and hospitals who have implemented the Patient Placement solution made my decision to join the company an easy one."

Christ has 17 years of leadership experience in marketing and product management with information technology companies. He came to Patient Placement Systems from the healthcare software division of McKesson Corporation where he held several positions including vice president of marketing and product development, vice president of operations, and most recently, interim CIO for McKesson's subsidiary in the United Kingdom. He has also held senior management positions at 1stAg Corporation and Harbinger Corporation. He has an MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, where he was a Woodruff Fellow. He also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Georgetown University.

About Patient Placement Systems

Patient Placement Systems digitally connects continuing care providers and hospitals, to assist in patient transfer and other discharge planning processes. Whether you're moving a patient to a long-term acute care facility or a short-term rehabilitation clinic, the Patient Placement Discharge Referral System, Referral Management System, and Referral Network improve information flow and communication so each party involved in patient referral has the information they need, when they need it. Patient Placement Systems is a member of the Jackson Healthcare Solutions family of companies. For more information about Patient Placement Systems, visit http://www.patientplacement.com or call (800) 832-8397.

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