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November 03, 2014 17:00 ET

Weatherby Healthcare Ranks #22 on Modern Healthcare's 2014 "Best Places to Work in Healthcare" List

Fort Lauderdale- and Durham-Based Staffing Leader Recognized for Its People-Centric Culture and "Red Ribbon Service"

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - November 03, 2014) - Weatherby Healthcare, a national leader in healthcare staffing, is one of the country's "Best Places to Work in Healthcare," according to Modern Healthcare.

The recognition program honors workplaces throughout the healthcare industry that empower their employees to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services. Weatherby Healthcare ranked No. 7 among medium-size healthcare suppliers (100-999 employees) and No. 22 overall. This is the fifth year the company has appeared on the list.

"Being named to Modern Healthcare's list of the Best Places to Work five years in a row is a testament to the dedication of our people, and our commitment to a driven, highly engaged culture of Red Ribbon Service and Putting People First," says Pat Kennedy, president of Weatherby Healthcare. "Our employees help to make Weatherby Healthcare a place of choice not only for each other, but also for providers and client facilities dedicated to the delivery of exceptional care and positive patient outcomes."

Weatherby Healthcare's people-centric focus is expressed in many ways, including offering a free onsite health clinic for employees and their families, holding regular Red Ribbon Rallies -- events that inform, engage and inspire its people -- and providing employees with an on-site gym, along with fitness and wellness classes. In addition to receiving extraordinary benefits from the company, the "Weatherby family" also gives to one another. The organization's Employee Compassion Fund allows team members to donate to coworkers who have experienced financial hardship as a result of an unexpected event.

The company also focuses on the delivery of its signature Red Ribbon Service -- going the extra mile in every interaction, internally and externally -- to ensure its people and those they serve enjoy unparalleled customer service. All employees are trained through Weatherby Healthcare's "Red Ribbon Certification" program and are committed to transparent communication at all levels of the organization.

Weatherby Healthcare employs more than 450 people in its Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Durham, N.C., locations. These employees help to connect healthcare providers in more than 30 specialties with temporary staffing assignments called locum tenens opportunities. In 2013, Weatherby Healthcare providers served more than 3 million patients in thousands of facilities across the country.

About Weatherby Healthcare
Weatherby Healthcare is an elite staffing firm recognized for its superior Red Ribbon Service. Established in 1995, the company specializes in providing quality locum tenens physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners to the nation's top hospitals and healthcare facilities. Weatherby Healthcare is part of the CHG Healthcare Services family of companies, which is ranked No. 16 on FORTUNE magazine's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For." For more information, visit www.weatherbyhealthcare.com.

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