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) May 15, 2019





Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware 0-33169 13-4066229

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)


File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


5201 Congress Avenue, Suite 100B, 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)


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class   Trading Symbol   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share   CCRN   The NASDAQ Stock Market


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Item 8.01Other Events.


On May 15, 2019, Cross Country Staffing resolved a medical malpractice lawsuit relating to the care rendered by a labor and delivery nurse in 2013 at a hospital in the northeast. The nurse, with more than 30 years of labor and delivery experience, was one member of a care team supporting the midwife and attending obstetrician at one of the nation’s preeminent hospitals.  Nevertheless a rare and unfortunate outcome resulted. The Company’s heartfelt prayers go out to the affected family.


Through a settlement agreement with plaintiffs, the Company was able to mitigate its exposure to a substantial jury award. While the settlement is confidential, the Company expects its total financial exposure in this case to be approximately $1,000,000 with the balance of the settlement to be funded by its insurers, as is customary in cases of this nature.


Long recognized for its clinical excellence, Cross Country Staffing has maintained a proven track record for 33 years of delivering high quality, flexible healthcare staffing solutions with qualified professionals dedicated to exceptional patient care.







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.


    By:   /s/ William J. Burns
      William J. Burns
Dated:   May 15, 2019   Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer