Dr. Tom Price, largely out of the public eye since resigning as U.S. health secretary, has been named to the advisory board of an Alpharetta-based company.
Jackson Healthcare is the third-largest U.S. health care staffing company, with nearly $1 billion in revenue.
“Nobody has as profound an understanding of the national health care landscape as Dr. Price,” Richard L. Jackson, chairman and CEO of Jackson Healthcare, said in a statement. “Tom has exhibited an unwavering commitment to preserving the patient-physician relationship. That mindset, along with his physician, business and policy experience, will make him an invaluable addition to our board.”
Price, a surgeon, was a U.S. congressman representing a suburban Atlanta district for 12 years. His longtime involvement in health care policy made him President Trump’s choice to be HHS secretary. Price resigned from the Cabinet post in September amid criticism of his use of charter flights for some taxpayer-funded travel.
“I am honored to join the advisory board at Jackson Healthcare,” Price said in a statement. “Jackson Healthcare’s mission of working to improve patient care is wholly aligned with the work I have done for over four decades, and I look forward to helping them navigate the always changing health care environment.”