Kerry Teel named President of Premier Anesthesia
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 services.
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 leader."
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 www.premieranesthesia.com.
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.