Two Jackson Healthcare Companies Named "Best Places to Work"

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Jackson Healthcare® owned physician staffing companies, Jackson & Coker and Locumtenens.com, have been named among Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) top five “Best Places to Work for 2009.” The SIA ranking included all staffing companies in the U.S.

Best Places to Work for 2009.

Jackson Healthcare® owned physician staffing companies, Jackson & Coker and Locumtenens.com, have been named among Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) top five “Best Places to Work for 2009.” The SIA ranking included all staffing companies in the U.S.

Jackson & Coker, which ranked third, provides a broad range of temporary (also called locum tenens) and permanent physician placement services. LocumTenens.com, which ranked fourth, focuses on serving temporary niche physician specialties in critical, hard-to-fill areas. Both companies are recognized leaders in healthcare physician staffing and serve hospitals and large physician practices throughout the U.S.

“Our company leaders are intentional about their focus on and development of their associates,” reported Richard Jackson, Jackson Healthcare’s Chairman and CEO. “We celebrate Jackson & Coker’s and LocumTenens.com’s achievement, especially given this was accomplished during a very challenging year.”

The top ten traits of a “best place to work,” as reported by SIA included the following:
o    Hire the Best
o    Train Extensively
o    Provide Autonomy
o    Communicate Clearly (Both Ways)
o    Empower Your People
o    Keep 'em Healthy
o    Provide Great Benefits
o    Give Lots of Recognition
o    Encourage Career Pathing
o    Remember: It's All About Leadership

According to SIA, this year’s list focused on companies’ ability to develop “engaged” internal employees, as opposed to “satisfied” employees. SIA’s ranking consisted of a combination of metrics reflecting human resources practices and employee satisfaction. The human resources survey focused on benefits, retention, flexibility and time, and training. The employee survey focused on qualities like meaningful work, development, teamwork, trust and fairness.

The SIA “best places to work” award follows on the heels of Jackson Healthcare being named among top five best mid-size companies in which to work by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

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.

Best Staffing Firms to Work For 2009 Survey Methodology – The Staffing Industry Analysts' Best Places to Work For 2009 list and methodology are available at http://www.staffingindustry.com.

CONTACT:
Keith Jennings
Jackson Healthcare
678.690.7942

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