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Physician Recruitment Firm Will Grow Through Leadership Development and Technological Efficiency

Alpharetta, Ga. (Vocus) September 9, 2008 -- [Jackson Healthcare] (JH) has named R. Shane Jackson president of Alpharetta, Ga.-based []. Working with the physician recruitment firm's owner-management team, Jackson will oversee a five-year plan to enhance leadership development and technological efficiency at all levels of the organization.

"Our board of directors recommended Shane because of his business acumen, his recruiting industry knowledge and his understanding of the larger healthcare industry," JH Chief Executive Officer Richard L. Jackson said. "We're confident he brings the leadership skills to take to the next level of growth and profitability."

The son of a pioneer in physician search, the new president began working in the physician recruiting industry during his high school years. After earning a bachelors degree in business administration from Harding University, the younger Jackson has launched several successful businesses. In 2000 he joined the Jackson Healthcare family, co-founding and acting as president of NextStart Capital to provide financial advisory and merger/acquisition services.

From 2003 until mid-2006 Jackson also served as president of Patient Placement Systems, a healthcare technology company focused on automating the patient referral process. Since 2006, Jackson has been the Executive Vice President of Jackson Healthcare, overseeing several of JH's portfolio companies and operations.

Jackson holds an MBA, with honors, from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University where he was one of a distinguished group of students selected for the institution's accelerated three-semester degree program.

Founded in 1995, is a full-service [physician recruitment] firm specializing in anesthesiology jobs, cardiology jobs, psychiatry jobs, radiology jobs, surgery jobs and CRNA jobs with U.S. hospitals, medical groups and community health centers. is part of the Jackson Healthcare family of companies. To learn more, visit

About Jackson Healthcare
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. The JH family of companies provides clinician staffing, anesthesia management and healthcare information technology solutions proven to improve clinical and financial outcomes and increase operational efficiency.

With approximately 400 associates in Alpharetta, Ga., and 600 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 also was named to the Inc. 500 list in 2004; to the Inc. 5000 in 2007 and 2008; and as one of "Atlanta's Best Employers" by the Business Chronicle in 2005, 2007 and 2008.


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