Alpharetta, GA (May 28,
2009) - Jackson Healthcare announces the appointment of
Kerry Teel as President of Premier Anesthesia, a national
anesthesia management company based in Atlanta, Georgia.
"Having been a hospital executive, I
understand the challenges and unique environment of Premier's
clients," reports Teel. "My mission is to meet hospitals'
anesthesia needs with data-driven solutions that support our
hospital clients' viability."
Teel brings over 35 years of
healthcare industry experience into his new role. He will be
leading an effort to grow Premier by helping client hospitals
innovate and control costs through their anesthesia staffing and
Teel has a track record building and
managing complex, multi-facility healthcare organizations. In
addition to founding and leading three healthcare companies, Kerry
served as President and CEO of 526-bed Twelve Oaks Medical Center
in Houston, TX from 2000 to 2006. He holds a MHA from the
University of Alabama, Birmingham.
"The key to successful anesthesia
management is having the tools that translate hospital data into
actionable opportunities," reports Teel. "Not only do we have the
tools, we have staff with the acumen to be catalysts
for change inside our hospitals."
"We're excited to have Kerry as part
of our team," reports Rick Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Jackson
Healthcare. "He brings unique ideas and experience to transform the
way anesthesia is managed in hospitals. And in doing this, can
build upon Jackson Healthcare's reputation as a healthcare
ABOUT PREMIER ANESTHESIA- Premier
Anesthesia is a national anesthesia management company solely
focused on building and managing the best anesthesia teams in the
industry. The organization's leadership brings extensive experience
in hospital-based physician staffing, recruiting and management.
Visit their website at .
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 physician, nurse and
allied health staffing, anesthesia management, hospital management
and healthcare information technology solutions proven to improve
clinical and financial outcomes and increase operational
efficiency. With over 400 associates in Alpharetta, Ga., and a
total of 600 nationally, JH serves more than three million patients
in some 1,000 hospitals each year. With a 43-percent compound
annual growth rate in revenues between 2005 and year-end 2008, the
company ranked seventh on Atlanta Business Chronicle's
"Pacesetters" list of Atlanta's fastest-growing companies in 2007
and 2008. JH was ranked the 5th largest Healthcare
Staffing Company by Staffing Industry Analyst Report in October,
2008. JH also was named to the Inc. 500 list in 2004; to the Inc.
5000 in 2007 and 2008; ranked 6th on the 2008 Georgia
Trend Fastest Growing Mid Market Companies, and as one of
"Atlanta's Best Places to Work" by the Atlanta Business Chronicle
in 2007 and 2008. The firm's operating entities include: Jackson &
Coker, Jackson Hospital Affiliates, Jackson
Therapy Partners, LocumTenens.com, Parker
HealthcareIT, Patient Placement Systems, Premier
Anesthesia, StatCom, and Travel Nurse Solutions.