Medical practices without a doctor in the house look to CHG Healthcare Services to find them one. The privately held company provides locum tenens (physician staffing) services, recruiting physicians in a wide array of specialties for temporary and permanent assignments at hospitals and medical practices throughout the US. It offers temporary placement of nurses and allied health professionals, including physician assistants, pharmacists, and radiology technicians. CHG Healthcare operates under the names CompHealth, Weatherby Locums, Foundation Medical Staffing, and RN Network.
Shortly before the recession tightened its grip on the economy, CHG Healthcare expanded its presence in a niche market in late 2008 through the acquisition of AHR Pharmacy Solutions, a California-based provider of temporary and direct-hire placement services for pharmacists. The deal broadened CHG Healthcare's customer base to include retail pharmacies. – less