With expansion, Health Check also grows in place

Published: Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

The main floor of Health Check was abuzz last week.

Computers ablaze, keyboards clacking, phone headsets to ears, the company was wired to hospitals across the country from its home base on County 386 in Overstreet.

That activity reflected the recent months for one of the county’s largest private employers, which has overseen expansion to Oxford, MS while continuing to grow its local workforce.

Following its announcement late last year that it was expanding to Mississippi, in large part, president and CEO Carol Kelley said, due to the unavailability of infrastructure to meet technology needs and frustration with apathy from local public officials, the company found “willing ears.”

“Not only did we have willing ears, but we had actual assistance from several Gulf County and state officials who expressed the desire to help us expand and grow right here,” said Susan Thiel, senior vice president and nursing office for the company.

“Their desire to keep a local success story here was evident by the interest that was generated in helping us remain a viable employer of local talent.”

The result has been a rousing success for Health Check.

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