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                     U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                             Washington, D.C. 20549

                                     FORM 3

            INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

    Filed  pursuant to Section  16(a) of the  Securities  Exchange  Act of 1934,
       Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or
               Section 30(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940

(Print or Type Responses)
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1.   Name and Address of Reporting Person*

    Kalafa                          Victor
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   (Last)                            (First)              (Middle)

                                3126 NW 60th St.
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                                    (Street)

  Boca Raton                        Florida                 33496
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   (City)                            (State)                (Zip)

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2.   Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)

     2/27/02
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3.   IRS Identification Number of Reporting Person, if an Entity (Voluntary)

     
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4.   Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

     Cross Country, Inc. (CCRN)
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5.   Relationship of Reporting Person to Issuer
     (Check all applicable)

     [_]  Director                             [_]  10% Owner
     [x]  Officer (give title below)           [_]  Other (specify below)

     Vice President, Corporate Development
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6.   If Amendment, Date of Original (Month/Day/Year)


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7. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check applicable line)

     [x]  Form Filed by One Reporting Person

     [_]  Form Filed by More than One Reporting Person

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             Table I -- Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
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                                                                 3. Ownership Form:
                                      2. Amount of Securities       Direct (D) or  
1. Title of Security                     Beneficially Owned         Indirect (I)       4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
   (Instr. 4)                            (Instr. 4)                 (Instr. 5)            (Instr. 4)                              
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   <S>                                   <C>                         <C>                  <C>

None.
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*    If the Form is filed by more than one  Reporting  Person,  see  Instruction
     5(b)(v).

Reminder: Report on a separate line for each class of securities beneficially
          owned directly or indirectly.

Potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information  contained
in this form are not required to respond  unless the form  displays a currently
valid OMB Number.

                                                                          (Over)

                                                                  SEC 1473(3-99)


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FORM 3 (continued)

              Table II -- Derivative Securities  Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts,
         calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)

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<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                                        5. Owner-
                                                    3. Title and Amount of Securities                      ship
                                                       Underlying Derivative Security                      Form of
                         2. Date Exercisable           (Instr. 4)                                          Derivative
                            and Expiration Date     ---------------------------------    4. Conver-        Security:
                            (Month/Day/Year)                               Amount           sion or        Direct      6. Nature of
                         ----------------------                            or               Exercise       (D) or         Indirect
                         Date       Expira-                                Number           Price of       Indirect       Beneficial
1. Title of Derivative   Exer-      tion                                   of               Derivative     (I)            Ownership
   Security (Instr. 4)   cisable    Date            Title                  Shares           Security       (Instr. 5)     (Instr. 5)
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<S>                      <C>        <C>             <C>                    <C>           <C>            <C>            <C>

Employee Stock Option    (1)        7/1/2011         Common Stock           20,305            $17.00              D
(right to buy)
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Explanation of Responses:

(1) The option is subject to the vesting  schedule  set forth in the Amended and
Restated Cross  Country,  Inc. Stock Option Plan. The option will be exercisable
as to 5,076 shares as of July 1, 2002,  10,153 as of July 1, 2003,  15,229 as of
July 1, 2004 and 20,305 as July 1, 2005.


VICTOR KALAFA

     /s/ Victor Kalafa                                       March 5, 2002
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      **Signature of Reporting Person                             Date

**   Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal
     Violations.

     See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).

Note:  File three copies of this Form, one of which must be manually signed.
       If space provided is insufficient, see Instruction 6 for procedure.

Potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information  contained
in this form are not required to respond  unless the form  displays a currently
valid OMB Number.

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