BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. has announced that it will participate in the 2015 Heart Walk, the American Heart Association’s annual fundraising event. The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke. During last year’s event, Cross Country Healthcare employees raised almost $50,000 and the company was named both 2014 Palm Beach County Heart Walk Top Fundraising Company and Top New Fundraising Company.
“Cross Country Healthcare is proud to partner once again with the American Heart Association, as part of our continuing commitment to giving back to our local communities and the world of healthcare," said Bill Grubbs, President and CEO of Cross Country Healthcare. “I’m very proud of the dedication and engagement our company demonstrated during the 2014 Heart Walk, in which we raised $48,000 for research, development, and programs that helped countless Americans.”
In a statement thanking Cross Country Healthcare employees for their efforts in raising such a significant amount of money during the 2014 Health Walk, Beth Mourelatos, Executive Director of the American Heart Association in Palm Beach County, said, “I don’t think you understand how significant that is for what we’re trying to accomplish as an organization in spreading awareness about the need for a healthy lifestyle and healthy living within Palm Beach County.”
Ms. Mourelatos also praised Cross Country Healthcare’s efforts to offer employees a wellness focused work environment. The company has been recognized as an American Heart Association Fit Friendly Organization for the past three years.
The Palm Beach County Heart Walk is scheduled to take place at 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Meyer Amphitheatre in downtown West Palm Beach. Individual Cross Country Healthcare brands, including Cross Country Staffing, Cejka and Medical Doctor Associates have organized teams to support the fundraising efforts at local events across the country. Anyone wishing to support Cross Country Healthcare’s Heart Walk efforts may do so by visiting the company homepage here.
ABOUT CROSS COUNTRY HEALTHCARE
Cross Country Healthcare, Inc., headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, is a national leader in providing leading-edge healthcare workforce solutions. Our solutions are geared towards assisting our clients solve labor cost issues while maintaining high quality outcomes. With more than 30 years of experience, we are dedicated to placing highly qualified nurses and physicians as well as allied health, advanced practice, clinical research, and case management professionals. We provide both retained and contingent placement services for physicians, as well as retained search services for healthcare executives. We have more than 6,000 active contracts with a broad range of clients, including acute care hospitals, physician practice groups, nursing facilities, rehabilitation and sports medicine clinics, government facilities, as well as nonclinical settings such as homecare and schools. Through our national staffing teams and network of more than 70 branch office locations, we are able to place clinicians for 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 services programs (MSP), workforce assessments, internal resource pool consulting and development, electronic medical record (EMR) transition staffing and recruitment process outsourcing.
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