ATLANTA (May 28, 2015) – John A. Bardis, founder of MedAssets, Inc. and a healthcare executive with more than 30 years experience, has been named to the board of advisors of Jackson Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest healthcare staffing companies.

Bardis founded MedAssets, a healthcare performance improvement company, in 1999 and served as CEO until February of this year. He served as President of the company since its inception until December 2014. He is currently a member of the board of directors and serves as a consultant to the Alpharetta, Ga. based company.

Modern Healthcare named Bardis one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Leaders in Healthcare” in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Becker’s Healthcare awarded him its Annual Healthcare Leadership Award in 2013, naming him one of the top 30 leaders in healthcare.

“With the ever-evolving changes in healthcare, John Bardis is the perfect choice to bring new ideas to our team,” said Richard L. Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Jackson Healthcare. “With healthcare facing more regulations and other challenges, he knows how to make it operate efficiently.”

Bardis said he was delighted to join Jackson Healthcare and respects its role in addressing patient needs.

“Healthcare is the number one priority for all of us, and I am proud to be able to serve with a company that is working to ensure we all have access to quality physicians, nurses and other medical personnel for years to come,” Bardis said.

Bardis serves on the board of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. He is also the founder and chairman of Hire Heroes, the nation’s largest veteran integration and veteran training organization.


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