ATLANTA, Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- National staffing, search and technology enterprise, Jackson Healthcare, has appointed Chris Franklin as president of LocumTenens.com, a temporary physician and advanced practice staffing company.
Franklin joined LocumTenens.com in 2008 as vice president of the surgery division. He was promoted to senior vice president in 2011 before being promoted to executive vice president in 2013, giving him responsibility for multiple specialty-focused sales, recruiting and operating divisions, including national accounts, marketing, technology and accounting.
Franklin's background includes national and major account sales, recruiting and management experience in retained search, contingency search and temporary staffing. Overall, he has more than 20 years of sales and management experience, including 18 years in healthcare and technology staffing.
Prior to his position with LocumTenens.com, Franklin successfully ran a regional technology practice for a national staffing company. In this role, he successfully led the turnaround of the practice resulting in its first profitable quarter in more than four years. Previously, Franklin directed major accounts and project delivery teams for both IT staff augmentation and project-based consulting. He began his staffing career in the mid-1990s specializing in physician search.
"Chris Franklin exemplifies the core values we look for in leaders at our company, and under his leadership, his teams have accomplished remarkable growth and success," said R. Shane Jackson, president of Jackson Healthcare and former president of LocumTenens.com. "Chris was a natural choice to guide LocumTenens.com forward as the company experiences tremendous growth."
"It is an honor to follow Shane as president of LocumTenens.com," Franklin said. "I look forward to the great responsibility of guiding an organization with such tremendous heritage and a proven track record of exceeding our customers' expectations. With a strong leadership team and associates who truly believe in our mission, we are well positioned for continued success."
Franklin received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Richmond. He resides in Milton, Ga., with his wife and 3 daughters.
About Jackson Healthcare
Jackson Healthcare is built on a simple idea — that talented professionals with a shared purpose can improve the lives of patients, families and communities. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the company has risen to a place of prominence among the largest healthcare staffing and technology companies in the U.S. It currently serves more than seven million patients in over 1,300 healthcare facilities.
In addition to serving health systems and providers, Jackson champions local, national and international charitable work. It founded and sponsors the Hospital Charitable Service Awards, which honors programs that set new standards for health and wellness in their communities through education, access and delivery. Atlanta Business Chronicle named Jackson Healthcare the city's "Best Place to Work" in 2014 and 2015 and "Healthiest Large Company" in 2015.
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Founded in 1995, LocumTenens.com is a full-service healthcare recruiting agency that helps physicians, CRNAs, NPs, PAs and psychologists find the right job opportunities. We also work with healthcare facilities and government agencies that need help with their staffing needs. LocumTenens.com operates the largest internet job board for the industry with direct access to thousands of jobs - in all specialties - posted directly by facilities and agencies nationwide. LocumTenens.com is part of the Jackson Healthcare family of companies. To learn more, visit www.locumtenens.com.
SOURCE Jackson Healthcare