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CHG Healthcare Services

Healthcare staffing firm.

6440 South Millrock Dr., Suite 175
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Employees: 1,400
CEO: Mike Weinholtz
Privately held

Website: http://www.chghealthcare.com

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CHG began in 1979 when it introduced the innovative idea of locum tenens, or traveling physicians, as a way to deliver medical care to rural communities. The company has since grown into a diverse suite of healthcare staffing brands including CompHealth, Weatherby Healthcare, RNnetwork and Foundation Medical Staffing.

The CHG family of companies is one of the largest providers of healthcare staffing in the country. It is the leading supplier of locum tenens and have also broadened its services to include both temporary and permanent placement of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

The company employs over 1,400 people in seven offices located around the U.S. and does business in all 50 states. CHG touches the lives of six million patients and their families every year.

CHG was named No. 3 on the Best Companies to Work for in America by Fortune magazine for 2013.


The company began when Therus C. Kolff, MD, developed the concept of locum tenens, or traveling physicians, as a way to deliver medical care to rural areas of the western United States. The success of this effort spurred Dr. Kolff to establish the nation’s first locum tenens staffing company, CompHealth, in Salt Lake City in 1979.


In addition to comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and income-replacement insurance benefits, CHG Healthcare Services offers an array of unique and innovative benefits that support a work/life balance.

WellnessPays: This innovative wellness program provides opportunities for CHG employees to improve their professional and personal lives. It includes free health screenings, flu shots, on-site yoga classes, massage therapy, and more. Employees also have the opportunity to earn discounts on their annual health insurance premiums by participating in select wellness events held during the year.

Flexible Schedules: Twenty percent of our employees benefit from work schedules that differ from standard working hours by more than two hours.

Extended Illness Bank: This allows employees to accrue leave in addition to personal time off that can be used in the event of an extended illness for them or their spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent.

Smoking Cessation Program: This program reimburses employees for prescription medications used to help smokers quit their smoking habit that are not covered by health insurance plans currently offered by CHG.

Rock Your Body: Similar to NBC's Biggest Loser television show, the CHG Rock Your Body challenge uses percentage of total weight lost to determine winners in male, female, and team categories. An increasing number of employees participate in this competition each year.

PTO Gifting Program: This offers a way for employees to donate a portion of their accumulated PTO to coworkers facing hardship brought on by a serious health condition, birth or care of an infant, adoption or foster placement, or care of a spouse, child or parent with a serious health condition.

Tuition Assistance: Our tuition advance program allows employees to request advance tuition payment rather than getting reimbursed; funds can also be used to cover textbooks and mandatory course fees.

TelaDoc: Employees love this phone consultation service, which is available 24/7 and gives employees access to physicians who provide patient evaluations, prescriptions, or referrals to additional care.

PatientCare: This free advocacy service assists employees with healthcare billing and insurance issues, eliminating the time and frustration of trying to resolve such issues on their own.

Employee Assistance Program: A variety of services are provided by this program, including legal and financial consulting and referrals for adoptions, child and senior care, summer care, and pet care.

In 2012, CHG partnered with Marathon Health to open an on-site health center at our Salt Lake City and Fort Lauderdale locations for CHG employees and their immediate family members. The center provides primary and acute care services that include screenings, exams, prescriptions, blood tests and referral management.

Updated July 9, 2013