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Augusta Health's Arlene Macellaro Named 2012 Staff Physician Recruiter of the Year


Jackson & Coker announces winner of national contest to recognize excellence in hospital staff physician recruiters.

ATLANTA, GA (PRWEB) November 05, 2012

As a result of the reputation and support she's earned among physicians and executives in Fishersville, Virginia, Augusta Health's Arlene Macellaro was named the 2012 Staff Physician Recruiter of the Year by the national staffing firm Jackson & Coker.

The award was created and sponsored by Jackson & Coker to draw attention to the critical and often unsung role in-house physician recruiting professionals play in hospitals across the U.S.

“As hospitals move toward an employed model for physicians, the demands of their recruiters have increased significantly,” said Sandra Garrett, President of Jackson & Coker. “ We wanted to create a reward-and-recognition program that shines a light on the vital role the in-house physician recruitment team fills, not only in the growth of the health system, but also in its ability to serve the diverse needs of its community.”

Nominations were made by hospital administrators and physicians through an online survey tool. Ms. Macellaro was selected among all nominees reviewed by an independent panel of healthcare executives that included Charles R. Evans, FACHE President of International Health Services Group, James M. Dixon, President/CEO of HealthSHARE, Donald O'Bryan, CMSR, FMSD, Corporate Director of Physician Recruitment with Mountain States Health Alliance and David Andrick, CMSR/FMSD/FASPR, Director of Physician Recruitment and Relations with Wilson Memorial Hospital. Their decision was based upon the content quality of the nominations submitted, not the quantity of nominations.

Barbara Worthington of Providence Health & Services in Portland, Oregon, was named the 2012 Top Finalist. Aymee Quinn of Asante Health System in Medford, Oregon, Rebekah Driggers of Cone Health in Greensboro, North Carolina and Stephanie Hobson of Scott and White Health System in Temple, Texas were also named finalists.

As the 2012 winner, Ms. Macellaro will choose from multiple award options, all of which embody the spirit of giving back. Finalists receive awards and certificates of recognition.

“Through the work Arlene and her peers are doing across the U.S., thousands of patients have access to quality medical care,” said Garrett. “We applaud them and look forward to serving them in their physician recruitment efforts.”

About Jackson & Coker
For over three decades, Jackson & Coker, a leading locums and permanent placement physician employment firm, has provided doctors for a day, a lifetime, or any of life's changes in between. The firm ensures that both patients' needs and physician career goals are met and by uniting doctors with the hospitals and medical facilities that hire them.

The physician recruitment company has earned a national reputation for placing exceptionally qualified doctors in commercial and government practice physician job opportunities. Recruiters work in two divisions: Permanent placement, which recruits doctors in over 40 medical specialties for permanent physician jobs, and locum tenens, a staffing model that recruits physicians for temporary doctor jobs. With a broad range of physician staffing experience in all specialties including Psychiatry jobs, Hospitalist jobs, Internal Medicine jobs, Surgery jobs, Family Practice jobs, Anesthesia jobs and Radiology jobs, Jackson & Coker specializes in jobs for physicians at any stage of their professional career.

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