Cross Country Healthcare to Co-Ring Nasdaq Closing Bell to Celebrate National Nurses Week 2009
BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 8, 2009--
Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq:CCRN), a diversified leader in
healthcare staffing services, announced today it will co-ring the Nasdaq
closing bell on Friday, May 8, 2009, in a joint ceremony to celebrate
National Nurses Week 2009.
Joseph A Boshart, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cross Country
Healthcare, will ring the closing bell at 4:00 p.m. Joining him at the
NASDAQ MarketSite on Times Square will be Franklin Shaffer, EdD, RN,
FAAN, the Company’s Chief Nursing Officer who has been a Registered
Nurse for more than 40 years, along with six Cross Country RNs currently
on travel assignments at area hospitals in New York City.
Mr. Boshart’s brief remarks will recognize the skills, compassion and
tireless commitment of the nearly 3 million registered nurses in this
country and their efforts to help build a healthy America – one patient
at a time.
Sharing the Nasdaq balcony to ring the closing bell will be Dorrie
Fontaine, RN, PhD, FAAN, Sadie Heath Cabaniss Professor of Nursing and
Dean of the University of Virginia School of Nursing.
In addition to the closing bell ceremony and Mr. Boshart’s remarks, a
Cross Country Healthcare video designed to celebrate the people who
deliver nursing care will play on the NASDAQ MarketSite Tower at Times
Square, the world’s largest stationary video screen. Beginning at 3:50
p.m., a live webcast will show the closing ceremonies at www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.
Nurses Week is celebrated annually throughout the United States from May
6-12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern
nursing. This year, the American Nurses Association has selected "Nurses: Building
a Healthy America" as the theme for 2009.
About Cross Country Healthcare
Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. is a diversified leader in healthcare
staffing services. The Company offers a comprehensive suite of staffing
and outsourcing services to the healthcare market, which together
include being a leading national provider of nurse and allied staffing
services and multi-specialty physician staffing services; a provider of
clinical trials services to global pharmaceutical and biotechnology
customers; and a provider of other human capital management services
focused on healthcare. The Company has more than 5,000 contracts with
hospitals and healthcare facilities, pharmaceutical and biotechnology
customers, and other healthcare organizations. Copies of this and other
news releases as well as additional information about Cross Country
Healthcare can be obtained online at www.crosscountryhealthcare.com.
Shareholders and prospective investors can also register at the
corporate website to automatically receive the Company's press releases,
SEC filings and other notices by e-mail.
Source: Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.
Cross Country Healthcare, Inc., Boca Raton
Howard A. Goldman,
Director/Investor & Corporate Relations, 877-686-9779