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Physician Staffing Trends and Hospitalist Jobs Fuel Growth at Locum Leaders

Monday, January 5, 2009 General News J E 4
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ALPHARETTA, Ga., Jan. 5 Locum Leaders(http://www.locumleaders.com), a leading physician and nurse recruiting firmspecializing in temporary medical staffing, known as locum tenens, isprojecting rapid growth in 2009. The company's positive outlook is fueled byincreased industry demand in key physician specialties and the company'sstrategic investments in technology and service.

"The economy notwithstanding, we predict strong quarterly growth in ourbusiness, especially in the areas of hospital medicine (patient care deliveredby hospital-based physicians) and anesthesiology," said Will Drescher, LocumLeaders CEO. "Demand for hospitalists is surging and we are positioned as anational leader in the placement of locum tenens hospitalist physicians."

Locum tenens is a Latin phrase meaning "to substitute or take the placeof." Locum Leaders contracts with healthcare facilities that have temporarystaffing needs, such as vacation openings, and then recruits and placesqualified physicians and CRNAs (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) tofill those needs -- often by temporarily relocating the healthcare provider.

Locum tenens is the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. medical staffingindustry, according to analysts. "Physician turnover at hospitals and doctorand CRNA shortages are catalysts for our business," said Drescher.

Locum Leaders was launched in 2008 and its leadership team is drawn fromindustry veterans with a track record of success. CEO Drescher was previouslya Partner and Vice President at Locum Tenens.com. Investment for Locum Leaderscomes from W3, LLC of Alpharetta, GA, whose principals were partners at B2BWorkforce, a leading IT recruiting company acquired in 2007.

Although a young company, Locum Leaders has invested heavily in clientservices and technology that Drescher views as a point of differentiation.

"Web-based convenience and service are keys for our success," he said."All of our client and provider interactions are managed with state-of-the-artsoftware. Our website lets physicians search and apply for jobs and gives themonline access to their credentialing documents."

Other company benefits for healthcare providers include A++occurrence-based malpractice insurance, weekly pay with direct deposit, andhassle-free transportation and housing assistance for all jobs that requiretravel.

Expansion into surgery staffing is part of the company's rapid growth planin 2009, as is additional hiring at Locum Leaders itself. "Not many companiesare hiring in this economy, but we are," said Drescher. "Smart, talentedrecruiters and account managers are critical to sustain our growth and meetthe needs of our customers."

About Locum Leaders

Locum Leaders is a leading locum tenens recruiting firm specializing inhospitalist jobs, anesthesiologist jobs and CRNA jobs. The Alpharetta,GA-based company recruits and places qualified physicians and CRNAs intemporary jobs at healthcare facilities nationwide. Locum Leaders is a memberof the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO). For moreinformation and to find locum tenens jobs, visit the company's website athttp://www.locumleaders.com, email info@locumleaders.com or call 877-562-8656(877-LocumJobs).

This press release was issued through 24-7PressRelease.com. For furtherinformation, visit http://www.24-7pressrelease.com.

SOURCE Locum Leaders
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