(April 13, 2011) - CompHealth has been selected as a preferred staffing vendor by the national nonprofit health organization, Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI). CompHealth will supply locum tenens physicians and mid-level providers, specifically nurse practitioners and physician assistants, to all of CHI's healthcare facilities located across the U.S. "We are excited about this opportunity to partner with CHI," said Melissa Byington, president of CompHealth locum tenens. "We share their passion for providing quality healthcare and look forward to working more closely with them to help fill physician vacancies." With more than 8,000 affiliated physicians, a staff of more than 7,000 physicians and annual revenue of approximately $9 billion, CHI is the nation's third-largest Catholic healthcare system. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., CHI operates in 19 states and includes 73 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; and home health agencies. Dave Ryan, director of strategic sourcing at CHI, cited several reasons for choosing CompHealth, including dependability, quality of providers, and the scope of services and geographic reach. The 3-year contract with renewal options became effective January 2011. About CompHealth Founded in 1979, CompHealth is the nation's leading provider of temporary and permanent physician staffing, as well as a leading provider of temporary and permanent allied health staffing. CompHealth prides itself on having the best people to help provide the best healthcare and is also a proud member of the CHG Healthcare Services family of companies, currently ranked No. 27 on FORTUNE magazine's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For." To learn more about this award-winning company and its service offerings, visit www.comphealth.com, follow us on Twitter: @comphealth, or "like us" on Facebook.