In a press release published on February 09, 2018 Medical Solutions, an Omaha based medical staffing firm, announced they will be acquiring PPR Talent Management Group. PPR provides travel nurse staffing from their offices in Jacksonville, FL. PPR will continue to operate on its own accord indefinitely according to the press release.
This appears to be a great investment for Medical Solutions as PPR has a great reputation among travelers in the healthcare field and has consistently won awards from several organizations for being a great company to work for. As of 2017 PPR Travel Nursing had been awarded a spot on the national list of America’s “Best Places to Work”. In 2016 they received the number 7 spot on the list which is incredible for a staffing agency. The staffing industry is so often viewed negatively from the outside in so it’s a testament to their performance to win such an honor. In 2016 PPR was also named a Gallup Great Workplace Award Winner among 35 other organizations. They’ve also received accolades from Highway Hypodermics, a travel nursing community website as one of the top 10 travel nursing companies of 2018.
“In partnering with PPR, we are combing two great businesses with a shared vision and commitment to delivering an exceptional experience for employees and clients. With industry-leading talent retention, PPR is aligned with our focus on creating a positive and supportive environment that gives employees the opportunity to grow, both personally and professionally. As demand for travel nurses continues to outgrow supply, this combination gives us the depth and resources to serve even more patients across the country.”
– Craig Meier, CEO of Medical Solutions
“This transaction brings together two highly-reputable brands in the healthcare staffing sector that, together, are well positioned to tackle the tremendous and growing need for contingent labor in healthcare across the United States. The addition of PPR will enable Medical Solutions to diversify into new care settings, expand its MSP efforts, and continue recruiting best-in-class talent across the business. This partnership creates more jobs and opportunities for new and existing travel nurses across both organizations. We are pleased to support Craig and the team in this exciting next chapter.”
– Shamik Patel of TPG Growth.
Medical Solutions acquired PPR from Trivest Partners, who partnered with PPR in 2016. The transaction is subject to standard conditions, including regulatory clearance, and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018. Additional terms of the transaction have not yet been disclosed.