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Jackson Surgical Assistants Provide Surgical Assistants to Operating Rooms

Operating Rooms are too important to be slowed down by scheduling conflicts or resource limits and providing surgical assistants helps hospitals attract and retain surgeons,

Jackson Healthcare, an Atlanta based healthcare staffing and technology firm, has created Jackson Surgical Assistants, a national surgical assistant management company that helps surgeons and hospitals improve operating room productivity. Jackson Surgical Assistants uses precision process management to help hospitals with recruiting, placement, scheduling and billing support of trained clinicians to assist during surgery—ultimately raising operating room profitability.

Approximately one third of all surgeries, both inpatient and outpatient, require the services of a surgical assistant. Surgical assistants provide aid in exposure, homeostasis, closing and other technical functions that help the surgeon carry out a safe operation. By providing an extra pair of hands in the operating room, surgical assistants extend the efficacy and efficiency of a surgeon at a lower cost than a second surgeon.

The majority of surgical assistants working today are employed by hospitals and used on an as-needed basis. By outsourcing those employees to Jackson Surgical Assistants, hospitals will be able to leverage a larger pool of assistants as their needs change. At the same time, scheduling and back office support ensures greater process efficiency and more reliable reimbursements.

“Operating Rooms are too important to be slowed down by scheduling conflicts or resource limits and providing surgical assistants helps hospitals attract and retain surgeons, “said Paul Foster, President of Jackson Surgical Assistants . “Through professional process management and the deployment of the best surgical assistant talent, we help hospitals deliver more effective surgeries and improve patient care.”

“We believe we have the resources and management expertise to have a direct impact in the quality and productivity of hospital operating rooms, “said Richard L. Jackson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jackson Healthcare.

About Jackson Surgical Assistants – Jackson Surgical Assistants is a national surgical assistant management company focused on building and managing the best surgical assistant teams in the industry. The organization’s leadership brings extensive experience in hospital-based staffing, recruiting and operations management. Visit http://www.jacksonsurgicalassistants.com

About Jackson Healthcare — Founded by healthcare innovator Richard L. Jackson, Jackson Healthcare addresses the two largest challenges facing healthcare today: finding the right people and delivering the right information at the right time. The Jackson family of companies provides clinician staffing, anesthesia management, hospital management and healthcare information technology solutions proven to improve clinical and financial outcomes, as well as increase operational efficiency. Jackson serves more than three million patients in nearly one thousand hospitals each year. With a 43 percent compound annual growth rate in revenue between 2005 and 2008, Jackson was named among the “Top Five U.S. Healthcare Staffing Companies” by Inc. 5000. In addition, Jackson has been recognized as one of the “Fastest Growing Staffing Companies,” in the country by Staffing Industry Analysts and “One of Atlanta’s Best Places to Work” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The Jackson family of companies includes: AdvancedPractice.com, Jackson & Coker, Jackson Hospital Affiliates, Jackson Therapy Partners,LocumTenens.com, Parker HealthcareIT, Patient Placement Systems, Premier Anesthesia, StatCom, and Travel Nurse Solutions. Visit http://www.jacksonhealthcare.com

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