WILTON, CT (May 2, 2013) – OGH, LLC, a leading provider of workforce solutions for the healthcare and technology sectors, announced the completed acquisition of Locum Leaders (http://www.locumleaders.com), a nationwide supplier of locum tenens services to healthcare systems and physician practice management organizations throughout the US.
Locum Leaders is a pioneer in the locum tenens staffing marketplace and one of the fastest growing locum tenens organizations in the nation. The Company, which was principally backed by investment group, W3, LLC of Alpharetta, Georgia, specializes in temporary staffing of Hospitalists, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry and Anesthesiology/CRNA providers to healthcare organizations throughout the United States.
“The U.S. health care system is undergoing a significant expansion with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. As a result, hospital executives are experiencing an acceleration of labor shortages of skilled healthcare professionals while trying to effectively manage patient care and maintain positive operating margins. OGH is focused on providing its clients with leading solutions that can help address these issues and to combat potential disruptions in patient care. We look forward to working with the entire Locum Leaders team and expect the company will continue to be a market leader for many years to come,” said Kevin Clark, CEO of OGH.
“This is an exciting day for our company and I am pleased to have our entire team join the OGH family of companies,” said Will Drescher, President & CEO of Locum Leaders. “With the locum tenens industry expected to grow at a projected 10% rate for 2013, we are pleased to have the backing of OGH to help us further expand and scale our solutions offerings.”
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Bob Harrington added, “Our focus from day one has been on quality. We have been very fortunate to work with great physicians over the last several years and are thrilled to be able to partner with OGH, allowing us to expand our services and grow quickly without sacrificing our commitment to quality physicians.”
OGH is backed by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a specialized private equity firm that manages $20 billion of total capital in the information/business services and healthcare industries. OGH plans to continue to operate Locum Leaders as a dedicated brand within the locum tenens space and keep the company headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia.
CHILDS Advisory Partners served as Locum Leader’s exclusive advisor for this transaction.
About Locum Leaders, Inc:
Locum Leaders is one of the nation’s fastest growing locum tenens recruitment firms and specializes in hospitalist jobs, emergency medicine jobs and other physician employment opportunities. The company has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in Atlanta for the past three years and is on Modern Healthcare’s list of the Best Places to work in healthcare. For more information and to find locum tenens jobs, visit the company’s website at http://www.locumleaders.com or call 877-562-8656 (877-LocumJobs).
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About OGH, LLC:
OGH, LLC is one of the nation’s leading providers of human capital services for healthcare and technology. It consists of four staffing service providers: Onward Healthcare, Onward MD, Onward Search, and Onward ITG; Medefis, a SaaS based vendor management platform for healthcare facilities, and Recruitics, an online recruitment platform OGH, LLC is headquartered in Wilton, CT, with over twenty-five offices throughout the United States.
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