Cross Country Healthcare Announces the Appointment of William J. Grubbs as President, Chief Operating Officer and a Director

  Cross Country Healthcare Announces the Appointment of William J. Grubbs as
  President, Chief Operating Officer and a Director

Business Wire

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- March 21, 2013

Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: CCRN) today announced that effective
April 1, 2013, William J. Grubbs will become President, Chief Operating
Officer and a director of the Company. Joseph A. Boshart will remain Chief
Executive Officer of Cross Country Healthcare until he retires in July 2013.
At that time, Mr. Grubbs will become Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

Mr. Grubbs was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of
TrueBlue, Inc. (NYSE: TBI), a staffing company, from October 2012 through
March 2013. From 2005 through 2011, Mr. Grubbs held various senior executive
positions, including Chief Operating Officer, with SFN Group, Inc., a staffing
company formerly known as Spherion Corporation. Mr. Grubbs holds a B.S. degree
in Computer Science from University of New Hampshire.

“Bill is a seasoned executive in the staffing industry and his operational
experience will prove very valuable in Cross Country’s future development and
the successful execution of our growth strategy. We are very glad to have him
on board,” commented Joseph A. Boshart, Chief Executive Officer of Cross
Country.

About Cross Country Healthcare

Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. is a leader in healthcare staffing with a
primary focus on providing nurse, allied and physician (locum tenens) staffing
services and workforce solutions to the healthcare market. The Company
believes it is one of the top two providers of nurse and allied staffing
services, one of the top four providers of temporary physician staffing
services, and one of the top five providers of retained physician and
healthcare executive search services. The Company also is a leading provider
of education and training programs specifically for the healthcare
marketplace. On a company-wide basis, Cross Country Healthcare has
approximately 4,000 contracts with hospitals and healthcare facilities, and
other healthcare organizations to provide our staffing services and workforce
solutions. Copies of this and other news releases as well as additional
information about Cross Country Healthcare can be obtained online at
www.crosscountryhealthcare.com. Shareholders and prospective investors can
also register to automatically receive the Company’s press releases, SEC
filings and other notices by e-mail.

In addition to historical information, this press release contains statements
relating to our future results (including certain projections and business
trends) that are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of
Section27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and are
subject to the “safe harbor” created by those sections. Forward-looking
statements consist of statements that are predictive in nature, depend upon or
refer to future events. Words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,”
“plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “suggests,” “appears,” “seeks,” “will” and
variations of such words and similar expressions intended to identify
forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and
unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual
results and performance to be materially different from any future results or
performance expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These
factors include, without limitation, the following: our ability to attract and
retain qualified nurses, physicians and other healthcare personnel, costs and
availability of short-term housing for our travel nurses and physicians,
demand for the healthcare services we provide, both nationally and in the
regions in which we operate, the functioning of our information systems, the
effect of existing or future government regulation and federal and state
legislative and enforcement initiatives on our business, our clients’ ability
to pay us for our services, our ability to successfully implement our
acquisition and development strategies, the effect of liabilities and other
claims asserted against us, the effect of competition in the markets we serve,
our ability to successfully defend the Company, its subsidiaries, and its
officers and directors on the merits of any lawsuit or determine its potential
liability, if any, and other factors set forth in Item 1A. “Risk Factors” in
the Company’s Annual Report on Form10-K for the year ended December31, 2012,
and our other Securities and Exchange Commission filings made prior to the
date hereof.

Although we believe that these statements are based upon reasonable
assumptions, we cannot guarantee future results and readers are cautioned not
to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect
management’s opinions only as of the date of this press release. There can be
no assurance that (i)we have correctly measured or identified all of the
factors affecting our business or the extent of these factors’ likely impact,
(ii)the available information with respect to these factors on which such
analysis is based is complete or accurate, (iii)such analysis is correct or
(iv)our strategy, which is based in part on this analysis, will be
successful. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise
forward-looking statements. All references to “we,” “us,” “our,” or “Cross
Country” in this press release mean Cross Country Healthcare, Inc., its
subsidiaries and affiliates.

Contact:

Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.
Howard A. Goldman, 877-686-9779
Director/Investor & Corporate Relations
hgoldman@crosscountry.com
 
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