Creating a Strong Organizational Culture

Five takeaways from our journey to be a “Best Place to Work”.

Medical Work Culture

Our parent company, Jackson Healthcare, was recently named the Best Place to Work in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. As a company in the Jackson Healthcare family, we were proud to be part of the team honored by this award.

Shane Jackson, president of Jackson Healthcare, said: “The associates of the Jackson Healthcare companies have come together to build something amazing. Being named ‘Best Place to Work’ is a reflection of what they have created.”

At Jackson + Coker, a national physician staffing firm, we second Shane’s notion. Sure, we have awesome amenities in our building. But we know it’s not the game room or company gym that are propelling our company to greatness. Our culture is centered on our associates who come to work each day ready to hit their goals, support their team members and provide the ideas that are going to propel our company forward.

Upon reflection, here are five takeaways from what we’ve learned in our journey to be a “Best Place to Work” and to create strong organizational culture:

1. Be and do good.

Is your organization one your team can feel good about? Associates care about giving back more than ever before, so look for opportunities to support causes within your industry or your community. We recently participated in Cape Day, a chance for our associates to wear capes in support of the superheroes at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. For every person who wore a cape, we made a donation to Children’s. We loved the opportunity to engage with one of our partners in our local community. Always maintain integrity in all that you do. Honesty is one of our key values, hanging on the walls throughout our offices.

2. Esteem the team.

Jackson + Coker fosters a team-oriented atmosphere, even in a competitive sales organization. One way we do this is through our awards programs that recognize when someone goes above and beyond for their teammates. Our Pegasus Awards give associates the opportunity to acknowledge their coworkers. Winners are announced at quarterly meetings and the perks include gifts, plaques and a chance at one of our group vacations to awesome locations.

3. Pay attention.

Use a “Radar On, Antenna Up” approach to leadership. As you walk around the office, listen to your associates. Do they seem upbeat or stressed? There may be challenges you can help them overcome, or recent wins you can reward.

Our managers at every level take time for periodic one-on-ones so they know how associates are doing and where they are in their career progression.

4. Focus on careers, not jobs.

Your team members would love the opportunity to grow with your organization, so make sure they have the tools to do so.

We work with our associates to understand their aspirations and help them meet their career goals – even if it’s ultimately not with our organization. Our mentorship and continued education programs set associates up for success.

5. Trust your team.

A growth strategy should focus on hiring people that reflect your company’s values. I know when I hire the right people for our organization and show them they are valued, they will maintain high work standards.

People will always be your greatest asset. What are you doing to help your team build something amazing?

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Federal facts for you.

We are a Federal Supply Schedule Contract holder. 

Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Contract: 36F79723D0086, Professional and Allied Healthcare Staffing, effective March 15, 2023, through March 14, 2028.

NAICS Codes:
  • 561320: Temporary help services. 
  • 621111: Offices of physicians. 
  • 621112: Offices of physicians, mental health specialists. 
  • 621399: Offices of all other miscellaneous health practitioners. 
  • 621330: Offices of mental health practitioners.


Once you and our client agree to move forward with your assignment, our privileging team will assist you and the client in gathering information required by the healthcare facility to grant clinical privileges.


We contact the facility’s Medical Service Office (MSO) for their application and requirements.


We will assist you by pre-populating the facility’s application and sending to the MSO.


We will assist the MSO by following up on requested items.


MSO will grant privileges based on your training and experience, and you will be able to start your assignment.

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Maggie Youmans

Senior Vice President, Sales

As Senior Vice President, Maggie oversees several key specialty divisions and adjacent teams. With a demonstrated history of leading teams and developing individuals across the organization, she is dedicated to inspiring, challenging and empowering associates to achieve their personal and professional goals. 

Maggie earned degrees in marketing and management focused on consumer economics from the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business. She enjoys traveling with her husband to visit different bed and breakfasts. Together, they have been able to see the beauty within their own backyard and across the country.

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Anne Anderson

Executive Vice President

"I'm passionate about the locum tenens industry - we make a real difference in the lives of both our heroic healthcare providers and the patients they treat."

Anne has been at the forefront of the evolution of locum tenens for more than 35 years. She’s a respected leader with expertise in corporate operations, risk management, credentialing, and travel services. Before joining Jackson + Coker, she served as Executive Vice President at Medical Doctor Associates, part of Cross Country Healthcare. 

An ardent industry advocate, Anne served several years on the Board of the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO), including two years as president. 

Anne received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Spring Hill College. She is also a PADI open water diver and enjoys scuba diving. 

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