Alpharetta, GA (Vocus) August 28, 2008
Jackson Healthcare (JH) has been named to Inc. magazine's second annual Inc. 5000, a prestigious listing of the nation's fastest growing and most entrepreneurial private companies. Jackson Healthcare is ranked 40th on the list when ranking companies by gross dollars of growth and 60th on the list when ranking companies by total revenues. These rankings represent significant growth as Jackson Healthcare revenues were over 260 million dollars in 2006. Jackson Healthcare improved its overall ranking from 1,670 to 1247th overall.
Factors contributing to Jackson Healthcare's high rankings are a 48% growth in revenues year over year, its innovation in the staffing and healthcare IT business, and numerous recent awards including placing 8th on the 2007 Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Best Places to Work" annual list.
The Inc. 5000 is an expansion of the longstanding Inc. 500, which was introduced in 1982 to recognize the nation's fastest growing, top entrepreneurial companies. The Inc. 5000 includes the Inc. 500 but digs deeper to offer the most comprehensive look ever at the entrepreneurial engine driving the U.S. economy. In particular, companies that made the Inc. 5000 list continue to thrive despite continued stagnation in the economy.
"It's rewarding to be recognized for our growth and contribution to both healthcare and the economy - especially alongside so many prestigious companies," states Jackson Healthcare's Executive Vice President, Shane Jackson. "By addressing healthcare's most pressing needs with innovative and practical solutions, we're able to sustain rapid yet steady growth and are well-positioned for another strong year."
Founded by healthcare pioneer Richard L. Jackson, Jackson Healthcare addresses the two biggest challenges facing healthcare today: finding the right people and delivering the right information at the right time. JH companies provide credentialed clinicians to hospitals and other healthcare facilities and also develop software applications that help hospitals improve outcomes and increase operational efficiency.
With approximately 370 associates in Alpharetta, Ga., and 550 nationally, JH serves more than three million patients in some 1,000 hospitals each year. With a 53 percent compound annual growth rate between its founding in 2000 and year-end 2007, the company ranked seventh on Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Pacesetters" list of Atlanta's fastest-growing companies in April 2007. JH was also named to the Inc. 500 list in 2004.
BSchlotman @ jacksonhealthcare.com
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