at the conference. Travel nursing generated $2.1 billion in 2005, only 21% of the industry's revenue.
Locumtenens, or physician staffing, was also getting a lot of attention at the conference. It is the fastest
on growing our core businesses," said CEO and President Peter Dameris. On Assignment announced last month it was buying Salt Lake City-based Vista, one of the largest firms in the growing locumtenens business.
-quarter revenue rose 28.0% to $283.5 million from fourth-quarter 2005 revenue of $221.4 million. Gross margin improved to 26.2% from 26.1%.
Locumtenens staffing revenue rose 72.4% in the fourth quarter to $68
hearing is set for April 20.
Alpharetta GA-based Jackson Healthcare Solutions is comprised of six operating entities. On the healthcare staffing side: physician search company Jackson and Harris, LocumTenens
Founder of locumtenens discusses the future of the industry
Therus Kolff, an executive board member of healthcare staffing firm Vista Staffing Solutions Inc., the founder of CompHealth, is often referred to as the father of the locumtenens industry. He
Since then, Brouse, Abby and Shaw have built the company into a 100 employee-business, generating revenue close to $40 million a year. Locumtenens makes up about 98% of the revenue. "A high tide floats
completed its acquisition of Salt Lake City-based Vista, one of the largest firms in the growing locumtenens and physician placement business.
On Assignment ranked as the eighth-largest U.S. healthcare
, and one company came back into the black. Only one company posted a loss in the third quarter of 2006.
The recent success indicates increased demand in several areas: travel nurse staffing, allied, locum