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Cross Country Healthcare Adds Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) to Vizient GPO Contract Offerings

05:33 EDT 8 Aug 2017 | PR Newswire

BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: CCRN) today announced it has added Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) for nursing and allied health professionals and other value added services to its GPO contract with Vizient, Inc. Cross Country Healthcare also noted that through its GPO relationship with Vizient, it became the company's sole GPO Managed Service Provider (MSP) effective May 15, 2017.

Vizient is the largest member-driven healthcare performance improvement company in the country. Its diverse membership base includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers.

"With Cross Country Healthcare becoming the only Managed Service Provider (MSP) and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) vendor in Vizient's GPO portfolio, effective immediately, we have increased our focus on these labor optimization services to the membership. This relationship brings increased opportunities to add to our rapidly growing MSP portfolio.  We are proud to work with Vizient and pleased to deliver our staffing services and workforce solutions to its members as they strive to drive value through labor optimization strategies," said William J. Grubbs, President and CEO of Cross Country Healthcare.  "Vizient has been a leader in GPO sponsored workforce solutions for many years, so this is the perfect relationship for us."

"Over the years, Cross Country Healthcare has worked diligently to provide our members with highly qualified clinicians to fill their staffing needs in a time and laborsaving manner. They have also worked closely with individual member facilities to provide the unique workforce solutions required to improve efficiencies where they need it most," explains Jack L. Langenberg III, Vice President, Purchased and Outsourced Services of Vizient. "Cross Country Healthcare has been a leader in the field and they provide value to our membership."

ABOUT CROSS COUNTRY HEALTHCARE

Cross Country Healthcare is a national leader in providing innovative healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services. Our solutions leverage our nearly 40 years of expertise and insight to assist clients in solving complex labor-related challenges while maintaining high quality outcomes. We are dedicated to recruiting and placing highly qualified healthcare professionals in virtually every specialty and area of expertise. Our diverse client base includes both clinical and nonclinical settings, servicing acute care hospitals, physician practice groups, outpatient and ambulatory-care centers, nursing facilities, both public schools and charter schools, rehabilitation and sports medicine clinics, government facilities, and homecare. Through our national staffing teams and network of 85 office locations, we are able to place clinicians on travel and per diem assignments, local short-term contracts and permanent positions. We are a market leader in providing flexible workforce management solutions, which include managed service programs (MSP), internal resource pool consulting and development, electronic medical record (EMR) transition staffing, recruitment process outsourcing, predictive modeling and other outsourcing and consultative services. In addition, we provide both retained and contingent placement services for healthcare executives, physicians, and other healthcare professionals.

Copies of this and other news releases as well as additional information about Cross Country Healthcare can be obtained online at www.crosscountryhealthcare.com. Shareholders and prospective investors can also register to automatically receive the Company's press releases, SEC filings and other notices by e-mail.

Contact: Gloria Blanco, 1-800-347-2264 ext. 74408 ; 561-237-4408

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SOURCE Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.

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