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Growth Drives Provider Recruitment Partnership with FQHC

Jackson Physician Search
January 12, 2021


A six-clinic, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in rural Northern and Central Pennsylvania had undergone continuous growth in order to provide its communities with much-needed medical and dental services. With two dental clinics as part of its network, the CEO needed a proven, trusted recruitment partner who had experience in recruiting dentists and physicians. Due to the competitiveness and costs associated with provider recruitment today, prioritizing the opportunity for long-term retention of newly hired providers was mission-critical. For the partnership to succeed, it would be incumbent on the recruitment firm to source high quality candidates who were genuinely interested in moving to rural Pennsylvania and were a good cultural fit with the FQHC.

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After an initial discussion with Regional Vice President Trevor Strauss and knowing we were endorsed by CommonWeath Purchasing Group, the CEO was confident that our 100% digital sourcing strategy would efficiently attract both active and passive candidates. Little did we know at that particular time, but a pandemic was about to take hold in the U.S. Fortunately, our ability to cast a wide net through multiple job boards, dedicated email campaigns, and targeted outreach allowed us to recruit uninterrupted.

Success Factors for an Effective Recruitment Partnership

  • Establish trusting relationships with a recruitment partner, candidates, and your internal hiring team
  • Think high-tech and high-touch by employing modern, agile sourcing technologies and delivering a highly personalized experience candidate experience
  • Create recruitment benchmark metrics that measure performance and return on investment


Partnering with Jackson Physician Search gave the FQHC a recruitment process and fee structure that are rooted in trust and transparency. With a track record of successful placements dating back more than 40 years, the CEO found that her communication with Trevor and Search Consultant Mark Rooney made the biggest difference. From day one, it was our commitment to providing an unparalleled level of service that made her feel that Jackson Physician Search was solely focused on the FQHC’s recruitment needs. From the conception of the partnership, three dentists have been successfully recruited with two happening within 30 days. A fourth search is also already underway.

About Jackson Physician Search

Jackson Physician Search is an established industry leader in physician recruitment and pioneered the recruitment methodologies standard in the industry today. The firm specializes in the permanent recruitment of physicians, physician leaders and advanced practice providers for hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers and medical groups across the United States. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga., the company is recognized for its track record of results built on client trust and transparency of processes and fees. Jackson Physician Search is part of the Jackson Healthcare® family of companies.

To speak further about your physician and advanced practice provider recruitment needs, please contact Jackson Physician Search.

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