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November 19, 2014 06:00 ET

CHG Healthcare Services Recognized in 2015 Corporate Equality Index

CHG Healthcare Scores 80 on Human Rights Campaign Foundation's LGBT Workplace Equality Scorecard

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwired - November 19, 2014) - CHG Healthcare Services, a national leader in healthcare staffing, earned a score of 80 on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality. The CEI is administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

As part of its core values, CHG strives to create a community of inclu​sion for all employees, where people with multiple backgrounds and ways of thinking can work effectively together. All voices are respected and heard, diverse viewpoints and approaches are valued, and everyone is encouraged to make a unique and meaningful contribution.

"We have created a culture where people can always feel comfortable and safe bringing their best selves to work every day," says Michael Weinholtz, chairman and CEO at CHG. "I truly believe that our success as a company is the result of great people caring about the work they do and the people they work with. It's an honor to be part of the team."

To support its people-centric culture, CHG provides employees with the opportunity to create and maintain employee network groups and use CHG facilities to hold meetings and events. The company is proud to support the CHG Pride employee group and to offer domestic partner benefits to its 1,700 employees nationwide.

"The LGBT community at CHG is supported from the top down," says Jamie Barker, a hospital privilege coordinator at CHG. "There is so much opportunity to celebrate who we are as individuals -- I don't feel like I have to hide any part of me."

The 2015 CEI rated a total of 972 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. For more information on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

About CHG Healthcare

Founded in 1979, CHG Healthcare Services is one of the nation's oldest healthcare staffing companies and the largest locum tenens firm in the U.S. Through its trusted brands-CompHealth, Weatherby Healthcare, RNnetwork and Foundation Medical Staffing-the company provides temporary and permanent placement of physicians, allied health professionals and nurses to healthcare facilities across America. CHG prides itself on having a values-driven culture that focuses on Putting People First. The company is known for its award-winning culture and benefits, and has been named one of FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Places to Work" for five consecutive years. To learn more about CHG's workplace culture, visit www.chgpulse.com.

About Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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