HARTFORD, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In response to its record-breaking growth, API Healthcare, the leader in healthcare-specific workforce management technology, today announced the expanded role of its General Counsel Hayden Creque to include that of vice president of human resources. In this position, Creque will direct all aspects of the Company’s legal functions, while ensuring the recruitment, training and retention programs achieve talent maximization supporting API Healthcare’s rapid growth trajectory.
"Over the last four years, API Healthcare has grown from 600 to 1,600 client facilities that it supports. Now, following a record year, the Company is in a perfect position to seize this momentum as it gets ready for the next big growth phase," said J.P. Fingado, president and chief executive officer, API Healthcare. "With the growing demand for innovative healthcare workforce solutions, API Healthcare is prepared to invest in our team to support API Healthcare's leadership position in the market today and in the future."
Under Creque’s direction, API Healthcare hired more than 43 associates in sales and service functions during the fourth quarter of 2012. “API Healthcare is dedicated to supporting its long term goals with a significant investment in hiring and training the top talent in the industry. We are projected to fill 100 positions in the next year,” said Creque.
Creque’s career spans more than two decades, split almost evenly between law and business management. Prior to joining API Healthcare, he practiced independently in MN. He also served as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for W3i Holdings, LLC in St. Cloud, MN where he was the executive responsible for human resources. W3i is a provider of desktops and mobile device application distribution solutions. Creque also served as an attorney with the full-service law firm of Lindquist & Vennum, PLLP of Minneapolis.
Creque is a former board member of Blandin Foundation and board member emeritus of the YMCA of Central Minnesota. He is currently a member of the Wisconsin State Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association and Association of Corporate Counsel. He has served as an adjunct faculty member of Globe University - Minnesota School of Business where he taught courses in Intellectual Property and Constitutional Law. Creque is the 2011 recipient of Times Media Group, ROI Central Minnesota “5 under 40” Business Leader Award.
Creque holds a J.D., with a Certificate in International Law and Business, Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School and a Bachelor of Science in business, Magna Cum Laude from Edgewood College in Madison, WI.
About API Healthcare
API Healthcare (www.apihealthcare.com) is the largest healthcare-specific vendor focused on workforce management solutions for the healthcare industry. Driven by the mission to elevate quality and performance across the healthcare community through innovative workforce solutions and services, API Healthcare has been dedicated to the healthcare industry for more than 30 years. The company’s staffing and scheduling, patient classification, human resources, talent management, payroll, time and attendance, business analytics, and staffing agency solutions are used by more than 1,600 hospitals and staffing agencies. Founded in 1982, API Healthcare has been rated by KLAS in the Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards Report (www.KLASresearch.com) as the top time and attendance provider system for the last 11 years (2002-2012) and the top staffing and scheduling solution in 2012.