Jackson Healthcare Solutions Is Among 'Atlanta's Best Places to Work' -- Employee Survey Places JHS Eighth in Atlanta Business Chronicle Competition

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Atlanta Business Chronicle has named Jackson Healthcare Solutions (JHS) one of "Atlanta's Best Places to Work" for 2007, based on responses to an independent employee survey. The healthcare staffing and technology company ranked eighth among 20 medium-size companies (101-500 employees), according to the weekly newspaper's September 28-October 4, 2007 issue.

Atlanta Business Chronicle has named Jackson Healthcare Solutions (JHS) one of "Atlanta's Best Places to Work" for 2007, based on responses to an independent employee satisfaction survey. The healthcare staffing and technology company ranked eighth among 20 medium-size companies (101-500 employees), according to the weekly newspaper's September 28-October 4, 2007 issue.

The employee surveys were conducted for Atlanta Business Chronicle during the months of June, July and August by Quantum Market Research of Wichita, Kan. Ten large companies (501 employees) and 20 small companies (10-100 employees) also made the list from among more than 300 companies applying.

"We are in the people business, and I recognize that our greatest assets walk out the door every evening," Jackson Healthcare Solutions Chief Executive Officer Richard L. Jackson said. "We try to create an environment that encourages associates to be the best that they can be, and so far that has worked well for us."

Atlanta Business Chronicle honored 'A Employer' representatives with a breakfast in the Oceans Ballroom of the Georgia Aquarium on Friday, September 28. This year's breakfast featured a panel discussion among alumni Best Places to Work winners moderated by our Chronicle Publisher Ed Baker. Panel members included: Donna Hyland, chief operating officer for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta; Dave Fitzgerald, president and CEO of Fitzgerald Company and Dion DeLoof, president of Anteo Group.

Making the List
From July 1 through August employees of nominated companies answered an online opinion survey conducted by Quantum Market Research (QMR) of Wichita, Kansas. To reach a 95-percent confidence level with a margin of error of plus or minus five percent, participating company employees had to respond in numbers proportional to their local employee base--from 85% of employees in companies of 50 employees or fewer to five percent of employees in companies with 5,000 or more employees. Fifty percent of employees in companies with 151 to 500 employees, including JHS with approximately 300 Atlanta-based associates, had to log on and complete the survey for their employers to make the list.

Respondents answered questions covering 10 categories on a six-point scale from "strongly disagree" to "strongly agree." JHS scored highest in areas including individual contribution (94%), trust in senior leaders (93%), and alignment with goals (93%).

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 300 associates in Alpharetta, Ga., and 400 nationally, JHS serves more than three million patients in some 1,000 hospitals each year. With a 62-percent compound annual growth rate between its founding in 2000 and year-end 2006, the company ranked seventh on Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Pacesetters" list of Atlanta's fastest-growing companies in April 2007. JHS was included among the Chronicle's top 50 "Pacesetters" in both 2005 and 2006.

The firm's operating entities include LocumTenens.com (http://www.locumtenens.com/2007best-employers), Premier Anesthesia (http://www.premieranesthesia.com/), Jackson & Coker (http://www.jacksoncoker.com/), Travel Nurse Solutions (http://www.tnsnurse.com/), Jackson Therapy Partners (http://www.jacksontherapy.com/), StatCom (http://www.statcom.com/) and Patient Placement Systems (http://www.patientplacement.com/default.aspx).

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