Karl Straub Named President of StatCom

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Straub to Lead Experienced Healthcare Executives Dedicated to Transforming Hospital Operational Logistics

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I am thrilled to be a part of such a powerful team that directly benefits healthcare providers, patients and ultimately the hospital's bottom line

Jackson Healthcare® is pleased to announce the appointment of Karl Straub as president of StatCom. As the developer of the industry’s first Hospital Operating System™, StatCom is a comprehensive patient throughput solution that enables hospitals to achieve maximum operational performance and substantial reductions in average length of stay. StatCom prioritizes patient throughput actions across hospital departments, allowing patients to flow at their best possible rate with respect to service, quality, safety and resource consumption, greatly enhancing the patient and staff experience.

“I am thrilled to be a part of such a powerful team that directly benefits healthcare providers, patients and ultimately the hospital’s bottom line," said Straub. "I am excited to bring my experience from the healthcare software and services industries to StatCom, as we continue to grow our business and enhance the customer experience."

Karl Straub brings more than 28 years of healthcare information technology and services experience to his role as president for StatCom. Prior to joining StatCom, Straub held a variety of executive sales, marketing and general management positions with Per-Se Technologies, McKesson Provider Technologies and SmithKline Beecham HealthCare Services. As a recognized Healthcare Information Technology (HCIT) leader, Straub has effectively led teams to ignite growth through business transformation process, as well as through the commercialization of new business lines. To complement his “drive for results” approach, Straub emphasizes the creation and maintenance of a culture that values each individual contributor within a team setting of honesty, openness and integrity.

"We're excited to have Karl on our team," said Rick Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer of Jackson Healthcare. "His strong leadership skills, background in healthcare technology, as well as clinical resource management are an ideal fit as StatCom continues to transform the way healthcare is delivered.”

About StatCom:
StatCom’s Hospital Operating System™, a comprehensive patient throughput solution, was developed to enable hospitals to achieve maximum operational performance and substantial reductions in Average Length of Stay (ALOS), while greatly enhancing the patient and staff experience. Actions across the hospital are prioritized, allowing patients to flow at their best possible rate with respect to service, quality, safety and resource consumption. By optimizing the whole, StatCom helps hospitals achieve a significant competitive advantage by increasing bed turns, accelerating discharges and reducing diverts and delayed cases. StatCom is a subsidiary of Jackson Healthcare® (http://www.jacksonhealthcare.com), a group of companies focused on providing the healthcare industry with innovative people resources and IT solutions. For more information, visit http://www.statcom.com, or contact StatCom at 800.930.0870 or at info (at) statcom (dot) 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 “Fastest Growing Private Companies” by Inc. 5000. In addition, Jackson has been recognized as one of the “Largest and 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 Surgical Assistants 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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