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Jackson Healthcare is a family of highly specialized healthcare staffing, search and technology companies.

Whether for temporary engagements, contract assignments or permanent placements, our companies connect healthcare professionals to the employment opportunities they desire – while connecting healthcare systems, hospitals and medical facilities of all sizes to the skilled labor and technologies they need to deliver high-quality patient care and achieve the best possible outcomes.

Our mission is to improve the delivery of patient care and the lives of everyone we touch. This includes the patients, clinicians and healthcare executives we work with through our companies every day, as well as our communities, the nonprofit organizations we support and each associate who is part of our family.

Today, we are among the top three healthcare staffing companies in the nation, with more than $1 billion in annual revenue. Headquartered in metro Atlanta, we’re powered by over 1,500 associates and more than 7,500 clinician providers covering all 50 U.S. states. Together, our family of companies help thousands of healthcare facilities serve more than 10 million patients each year.


Jackson Healthcare was founded by our Chairman and CEO Rick Jackson and began based on a simple principle – that talented professionals with a shared purpose can improve the lives of patients, families, communities and each other. Over the past two decades, we’ve expanded through a blend of acquisition and organic growth. Today, our family of companies includes 16 businesses that are leaders in their markets and trusted partners to those they serve.

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The year 2000 marked the start of Jackson Healthcare. and Premier Anesthesia become our first healthcare staffing brands. The business continued to grow with the addition of Jackson Nurse Professionals, Jackson Therapy Partners, Parker Staffing, Jackson & Coker and what would later become Jackson Physician Search, a company focused on physician and advanced practice permanent placement. We then launched Care Logistics. By 2007, our family of companies covered an array of high-growth, rapid-evolving markets, including physician, advanced practice and nurse staffing; allied health; anesthesia management; healthcare search; operations consulting; and technology.

We further expanded our footprint in allied health with the launch of Jackson Pharmacy Professionals and then introduced VirtualMed Staff, an innovative telemedicine business. With our acquisitions of Tyler & Company and Sullivan Healthcare Consulting, we extended our strength in healthcare search and brought workforce and leadership consulting to our collective offerings. We then launched Healthcare Workforce Logistics, adding managed service programs (MSP) and vendor management system (VMS) solutions. The acquisitions of Kirby Bates Associates and Avant Healthcare Professionals furthered our strength in healthcare executive and workforce and leadership consulting, and in nurse and allied health solutions. USAntibiotics, which specializes in pharmaceuticals, marks the newest addition to our family of companies.

Awards & Recognition

We are consistently recognized as a best workplace both locally and nationally – and have appeared for three consecutive years on FORTUNE’s Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma, two consecutive years on the Best Workplaces for Women and once on the Best Workplaces for Millennials lists. We also have been named a 2020 Atlanta Healthiest Workplace.


Our executive team brings extensive experience and business acumen to support our healthcare staffing, search and technology companies and the healthcare systems, facilities and professionals we serve each day. And our esteemed advisory board provides vital outside-in counsel about our evolving industry and markets.

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History Timeline

Marks the founding of Jackson Healthcare by our Chairman and CEO Rick Jackson

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Adds to our family of companies

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Welcomes Premier Anesthesia to our family of companies

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Expands our family of companies with the addition of Jackson & Coker Locum Tenens, Jackson Nurse Professionals, Jackson Therapy Partners and Parker Staffing

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Launches Care Logistics as part of our family of companies

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Establishes our corporate headquarters on Northwinds Parkway in Alpharetta, Georgia

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Introduces Jackson Pharmacy Professionals as part of our family of companies

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Launches VirtualMed Staff as part of our family of companies

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Adds Tyler & Company to our family of companies

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Expands our family of companies with the addition of Sullivan Healthcare Consulting

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Launches Jackson Physician Search as part of our family of companies

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Introduces Healthcare Workforce Logistics as part of our family of companies

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Expands our family of companies with the addition of Kirby Bates Associates

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Surpasses $1 billion in annual revenue for the first time

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Welcomes Avant Healthcare Professionals to our family of companies

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Completes $100 million expansion of our corporate campus in Alpharetta, Georgia

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Celebrates 20th anniversary in 2020

Adds USAntibiotics to our family of companies