SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

                             Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934




        Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported) January 3, 2002



                               Cross Country, Inc.
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             (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Delaware                             0-33169                          13-4066229
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(State or Other                  (Commission                    (I.R.S. Employer
Jurisdiction                     File Number)                     Identification
incorporation                                                               No.)







       6551 Park of Commerce Blvd., N.W., Suite 200, Boca Raton, FL 33487
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               (Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)





                                 (561) 998-2232
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              (Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)





                                 Not Applicable
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         (Former Name or Former Address, If Changed Since Last Report.)




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ITEM 5.  Other Events.

          Incorporated by reference is a press release issued by the Company on 
January 3, 2002, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 1.1.




ITEM 7.  Financial Statements, Pro Forma Financial Information and Exhibits.

(c)  Exhibits.

Exhibit           Description
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1.1               Press release issued by the Company on January 3, 2002



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                                   SIGNATURES

         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, 
the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the 
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



                                     CROSS COUNTRY, INC.




                                     BY:  /s/ Emil Hensel 
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                                          Name: Emil Hensel
                                          Title: Chief Financial Officer 
                                                 



Date:  January 3, 2002


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Exhibit 1.1

Cross Country,  Inc.  Announces the Purchase of the NovaPro Healthcare  Staffing
Division from HRLogic Holdings, Inc.

BOCA RATON, FL, Jan. 3, 2002/PRNewswire/ -- Cross Country,  Inc. (Nasdaq:  CCRN)
today  announced the purchase of the assets of the NovaPro  healthcare  staffing
division  (Tampa,  FL)  of  HRLogic  Holdings,  Inc.,  a  professional  employer
organization. The purchase price was $7,125,000. NovaPro's revenues for the year
ending  December 31, 2001 were  approximately  $15,000,000  based on  management
estimates.

"We are pleased with today's  announcement  of Cross  Country's  acquisition  of
NovaPro," said Joseph A. Boshart,  Chief Executive  Officer and President.  "The
NovaPro business  represents an opportunity for Cross Country to procure new and
additional  supply  channels  for its  travel  nursing  operations.  We are also
pleased to announce that NovaPro's current operating management has joined Cross
Country to continue  running  this  business.  It is our  expectation  that this
acquisition will be accretive to earnings during the first half of 2002."

Cross Country, Inc. is a leading provider of healthcare staffing services in the
United  States.  The company has an active client base of over 2,500  hospitals,
pharmaceutical  companies and other  healthcare  providers across all 50 states.
For more information on Cross Country, Inc., please go to www.crosscountry.com.

The forward-looking statements about the purchase of the NovaPro assets by Cross
Country,  Inc. are based on management's  current  expectations.  The statements
included in this release are not guarantees of future performance.

For further information, please contact: 
Brian Hekman, Director, Corporate Communications at 800-998-5187
Susan Eccher, Director, Investor Relations at 877-686-9779