Enhancing its workforce solutions business, Boca Raton ,Florida-based staffing firm Cross Country Healthcare recently announced its selection of Timothy Fischer to step up as president of its locums tenens subsidiary company, Medical Doctor Associates (MDA).
Locum tenens, translated from Latin, means “to take the place of someone temporarily.” In health care, it refers to physicians or nurse practitioners who fill in for other practitioners for various reasons.
Fischer brings two decades of experience in growth strategy with proven recruitment and operational skills. Previously, he served as COO for Mitchell Martin Inc. in New York.
“I am pleased to have Tim join our executive team and am confident that he brings the necessary experience to grow MDA as a locums leader in the industry,” William Grubbs, Cross Country Healthcare’s president and CEO, said. “I am thrilled to have Tim’s proven success in introducing creative business models as part of Cross Country Healthcare’s plan for the future.”
Cross Country Healthcare works actively with over 9,500 clients from hospitals and nursing facilities to practice groups, schools and specialty clinics through more than 70 locations.
Founded in 1987, Medical Doctor Associates is one of the nation’s largest national medical staffing companies, specializing in physician and advanced practice locum tenens staffing services. Services offered include locum tenens, contract, and permanent placement staffing. Its headquarters is in Berkeley Lake, Georgia.