SOURCE: CHG Healthcare Services

September 17, 2008 17:44 ET

CHG Acquires AHR Pharmacy Solutions

Addition of Pharmacy Staffing Strengthens Most Comprehensive Service Offering in the Healthcare Staffing Industry

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - September 17, 2008) - CHG Healthcare Services, one of the oldest and largest healthcare staffing firms in the U.S., announced today it has acquired AHR Pharmacy Solutions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Based in Mission Viejo, Calif., AHR provides temporary and direct-hire placement services to pharmacy practice settings across the country. The company works with qualified pharmacy professionals of every level and specialty, including consultant pharmacists, pharmacists in charge, staff pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

"The addition of AHR further enhances our proven ability to provide a total staffing solution to our existing clients and diversifies our customer base to include retail pharmacies," said Michael Weinholtz, president and CEO of CHG. "It is consistent with our strategy of providing industry-leading capabilities in each service line that CHG offers, as AHR is a leading provider of staffing for pharmacy professionals."

Brian DeMeo, founder and CEO of AHR, will continue to lead the company, which will operate as a division of CHG. Mr. DeMeo commented, "AHR is excited to join a healthcare staffing leader like CHG. Our successful formula will be enhanced by the ability to access additional resources and leverage CHG's expansive client base and outstanding reputation."

CHG currently employs more than 1,300 people in its seven U.S. locations. It is the largest privately-held provider of healthcare staffing services in the United States.

More about CHG Healthcare Services...

Founded in 1979, CHG Healthcare Services is one of the nation's oldest and largest healthcare staffing firms. Through its family of companies, CHG provides a comprehensive service offering that includes temporary and permanent placement of physicians, allied health professionals, nurses and pharmacists to hospitals and healthcare organizations in all 50 states. The CHG family includes CompHealth, Weatherby Locums, Destination Healthcare Staffing, RN Network, Foundation Medical Staffing and AHR Pharmacy Solutions. For more information, visit www.chghealthcare.com.

More about AHR Pharmacy Solutions...

AHR Pharmacy Solutions, a CHG Healthcare Services company, provides temporary and direct-hire placement services of qualified pharmacy professionals to pharmacy practice settings across the country. The company offers a full complement of pharmacy professionals including consultant pharmacists, pharmacists in charge, staff pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. For more information, visit www.ahrpharmacysolutions.com.