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Jackson & Coker Expands Emergency Medicine Staffing
Date:1/26/2009

Reacting to Market Demands, Joint Commission Certified Recruitment Firm Offers Focused Approach to Meet Surge in ER Patient Visits

Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) January 26, 2009 -- Reacting to market demands, joint commission certified recruitment firm now offers focused approach to meet surge in ER patient visits.

"With visits to emergency rooms across the U.S. increasing annually by 6-15%, hospitals can benefit from flexible staffing models that meet anticipated and unanticipated ER physician vacancies," states Karl Sander, who now heads Jackson & Coker's Emergency Medicine team.

For several decades, Jackson & Coker's Locum Tenens Division has assisted hospitals and urgent care centers in filling shift vacancies with individual ER doctors who travel extensively in accepting contract assignments. The new focus is on partnering with hospitals that clearly recognize the tight supply and escalating demands of Board Certified Emergency Room physicians by hiring teams of ER doctors who work well together and offer complementary skills to ensure the highest quality of patient care.

According to a recent study, 90% of hospitals surveyed reported over capacity in their emergency rooms. To meet the demand, one healthcare system in the Southeast is planning to expand their ER beds from 43 to 74.

One reason for the surge in demand is the increased usage of ER services by uninsured or under-insured patients who seek some form of Primary Care, even if it is not of an emergency nature.    

"Instead of placing individual physicians in ER settings here and there, we offer consultative service to help hospitals achieve their staffing goals on a long-term basis," Mr. Sander explains.

"We want the ER doctors we place to be viewed as integral components of a highly efficient team of caregivers that contribute to an ins
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