From Modern Healthcare:
Jackson Healthcare, a Georgia-based staffing and technology firm, has started a new company to buy and manage community hospitals.
Gary Bell, 61, will head the new venture as president of the recently created Jackson Hospital Affiliates, which will be based in Jackson Healthcare’s corporate offices in Alpharetta, Ga., outside of Atlanta. Bell is leaving Health Management Associates, Naples, Fla., where as senior vice president of acquisitions he oversaw purchases of 40 hospitals, according to a Jackson Healthcare news release.
Jackson Healthcare Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Jackson said the new firm will acquire and manage hospitals, using Jackson Healthcare’s experience in business management, staffing and technology to improve the quality and delivery of community healthcare, according to the release. Bell’s role is to identify which hospitals to purchase, and to manage them after acquisition.
Jackson Healthcare’s other businesses include LocumTenens.com, Premier Anesthesia, and Jackson & Coker. The company has about 550 employees nationally.
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