Washington, D.C. 20549







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


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) June 17, 2014





Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)








(State or Other Jurisdiction




(I.R.S. Employer

of Incorporation)


File Number)


Identification No.)


6551 Park of Commerce Blvd., N.W., Boca Raton, FL 33487

(Address of Principal Executive Office) (Zip Code)


(561) 998-2232

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers


Resignation of Officer


Effective June 17, 2014, James Ginter’s employment as President of MDA Holdings, Inc. terminated.


Appointment of Officer


Effective June 17, 2014, B. Franklin Phillips, 55, was appointed to the position of President of MDA Holdings, Inc. (“MDA”).  Prior to joining MDA, from 2009 through June 2014, Mr. Phillips served as Vice President, Sales, Operations and Quality Assurance of Interim Physicians, LLC, which provided physician staffing services. From 2007 through 2009 Mr. Phillips served as Division President of Maxim Physician Resources LLC, which also provided physician staffing services. In 1995, Mr. Phillips founded Weatherby Locums, Inc. which was later acquired by CompHealth, Inc. Mr. Phillips holds a BA in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Phillips and any other persons pursuant to which he was selected as an officer and he has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


Mr. Phillips’ base salary will be $175,000 per year.  He is an at-will employee. Mr. Phillips will participate in certain benefit programs and plans of Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. He is also subject to a confidentiality, nonsolicit and non-compete agreement.






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.












/s/ William J. Burns



William J. Burns



Chief Financial Officer


Dated:  June 17, 2014