Alpharetta-based Jackson Healthcare’s Chairman and CEO, Richard L. Jackson, was named among the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s top 100 people who lead Atlanta’s healthcare industry.
Alpharetta, GA (Vocus) February 3, 2010 -- Alpharetta-based Jackson Healthcare’s Chairman and CEO, Richard L. Jackson, was named among the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s top 100 people who lead Atlanta’s healthcare industry.
“It is an honor to be recognized among Atlanta’s healthcare leaders,” says Jackson. “More than the individuals recognized, I think the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s list speaks volumes about the quality and influence of Atlanta’s healthcare institutions and innovators. I’m proud to be a part of an industry whose purpose is to serve others in times of need.”
A child of Georgia’s foster care system, Jackson set his sights on owning his own business at an early age. For the past 30 years, he has been instrumental in conceptualizing and developing more than 25 healthcare companies. His organization, Jackson Healthcare, continues to grow and garner recognition for its unique culture, business achievements and charitable activities.
Through his philanthropic arm, Jackson Healthcare Charities (JHC), Jackson has partnered with numerous nonprofit organizations in an effort to serve foster families, promote adoption and sponsor medical missions to underserved areas of the world. In 2009, JHC sponsored medical missions to Honduras and China.
“I believe the way you succeed is getting up one more time than you fall down,” says Jackson. “It’s not how you fall, but how you pick yourself back up that matters.”
Jackson reports his focus in 2010 is helping hospitals across the nation share stories of how they benefit their communities through educ
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