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2014-04-08 08:32:27

ATLANTA, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospital administrators estimate that one-third of healthcare costs are the result of tests and treatments that aren't medically necessary and ordered to prevent lawsuits, according to a new survey by Atlanta-based Jackson Healthcare. Ninety-four percent of survey participants affirmed that the practice of defensive medicine drives up healthcare costs in the U.S. They also estimated an average of 57 percent of physicians practice defensive...

2014-02-06 08:29:47

ATLANTA, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- From medical-legal services for veterans to HIV prevention to using art to help at-risk teens process their feelings, ten charitable programs were honored for their community impact and named Programs of Excellence through the Hospital Charitable Services Awards, a national program presented by Jackson Healthcare. The awards were presented at a dinner in Atlanta to representatives from hospital community programs serving urban areas such as Miami,...

2013-12-04 12:27:05

ATLANTA, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Jackson Healthcare, the nation's third largest healthcare staffing company, announced the purchase of Tyler & Company, a 35-year-old national firm that recruits healthcare executives for organizations including hospitals, health systems, physician group practices and academic medical centers. Tyler & Company officially joined Jackson Healthcare on December 1, 2013. Like Jackson Healthcare's other companies, Tyler & Company will...

2013-11-19 08:27:22

Majority of Doctors Want Obamacare Defunded or Repealed ATLANTA, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Physicians say that the Affordable Care Act will increase healthcare costs and reduce access to care, according to a new survey released today by Jackson & Coker, a subsidiary of Jackson Healthcare, the nation's third largest healthcare staffing company. In the survey, 76 percent of doctors said the cost of healthcare would increase "significantly" or "somewhat" due to the new health...

2013-11-18 08:29:37

Richard L. Jackson Will Remain Chairman and CEO ATLANTA, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Jackson Healthcare, the nation's third largest healthcare staffing company, today announced the appointment of Shane Jackson as its next President. Jackson, 37, will immediately assume day-to-day operations as President of Jackson Healthcare. His father, Richard L. Jackson, will continue in his role as chairman and CEO. He will retain strategic oversight of the company and devote a majority...

2013-07-30 16:25:24

ATLANTA, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Forty-two percent of physicians are not happy with their job, according to a 2013 survey by Jackson Healthcare. However, satisfied physicians are more likely than those dissatisfied to have help, especially from nurse practitioners and physician assistants. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130730/MN55579) Sixty-seven percent of physicians reported that nurse practitioners and physician assistants are taking on more duties...

2013-07-16 08:29:54

ATLANTA, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Jackson Healthcare, the nation's third largest healthcare staffing company, announced today that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has been appointed a member of the company's board of advisors. Bush joins the advisory board effective immediately. Bush served as Florida's governor for two terms and was first elected in 1998. He was instrumental in cutting taxes, reforming education and restructuring healthcare programs. In each case he brought...

2013-07-02 08:26:05

ATLANTA, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Leaders representing six award-winning hospital programs have joined forces as an advisory board for the Hospital Charitable Services Awards, a national program sponsored by Jackson Healthcare. Tiffany Carlson is the Community Fitness Initiative (CFI) Program Coordinator for Lexington Regional Health Center in Lexington, Nebraska. Fueled by a desire to improve the health and eating habits of young families, Carlson works with hospital,...

2013-06-28 23:17:24

A new national survey by Jackson & Coker's parent company reports 42 percent of physicians unhappy with job. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 The nation’s physicians are so concerned with the current healthcare environment that 59 percent say they would not recommend a medical career to a young person, according to new national survey from Jackson & Coker’s parent company, Jackson Healthcare. The reasons driving physician dissatisfaction include decreased autonomy and...

2013-06-11 12:30:05

Jackson Healthcare Releases 2013 National Physician Outlook and Practice Trends Report ATLANTA, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In its latest survey of the nation's physicians, Jackson Healthcare found that 42 percent of practicing physicians are dissatisfied in their job. Some are considering leaving medicine altogether, while others are considering early retirement. Physicians cite decreasing autonomy (46 percent), low reimbursement (35 percent) and administrative hassles (23...