Cross Country Healthcare Completes CEO Transition

  Cross Country Healthcare Completes CEO Transition

Business Wire

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- July 8, 2013

Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: CCRN) announced today that William J.
Grubbs became the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company,
effective July 5, 2013. In March, the Company announced that Joseph A.
Boshart, who had been the CEO and President since 1994, would be retiring in
July 2013 and that Grubbs would be transitioning into that role. Effective
July 5, 2013, Mr. Boshart also retired as a Director of the Company. Mr.
Boshart led the Company from its private ownership through its IPO in 2001 and
its growth as a publicly traded company over the past decade, including
several successful acquisitions.

William J. Grubbs became the Chief Executive Officer and President of Cross
Country Healthcare, Inc. ...

William J. Grubbs became the Chief Executive Officer and President of Cross
Country Healthcare, Inc., effective July 5, 2013. (Photo: Business Wire)

“I’ve had an incredible experience at Cross Country and, after working with
Bill through a transition period the past few months, I’m confident I’m
leaving it in good hands,” said Boshart.

Before joining Cross Country Healthcare, 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. He has more than 25 years of staffing experience.

"Cross Country has a stellar history, a great reputation and an excellent
team. I am very excited to build on this strong foundation to drive value for
our customers and shareholders,” said Grubbs.

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.

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Contact:

Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.
William J. Grubbs, 800-530-6152
CEO and President