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Brightstar Healthcare expands to Little Rock 

Business provides compassionate care for local residents

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BrightStar Healthcare

CHICAGO-BASED BRIGHTSTAR HEALTHCARE EXPANDS CAREGIVING NETWORK TO LITTLE ROCK

New location “just what the doctor ordered”; Business provides compassionate care for local residents

CHICAGO – BrightStar Healthcare, a full-service healthcare staffing agency, announces the expansion of its caregiving network to Little Rock. The company recently opened its first area location at Financial Park Place, 11219 Financial Centre Parkway, Suite 215 in Little Rock, with plans to open a total of three area locations in the next five years. BrightStar of Little Rock will serve the residents of Pulaski, Saline, Faulkner, Garland and Lonoke Counties.

The expansion into the Little Rock market is part of a national growth plan that calls for 400 new franchises and 40 corporate locations to open by the end of 2010. With 11 locations currently operating in the United States, BrightStar Healthcare is targeting Arkansas, Arizona, Nevada, California, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri and Ohio for expansion.

“We are incredibly excited about our arrival in Little Rock,” said Shelly Sun, founder and president of BrightStar Healthcare. “As specialists in the rapidly growing healthcare industry, we look forward to providing the highest quality healthcare staffing solutions to families and businesses in the market.”

Arkansas native Mike Scott is the latest franchisee for BrightStar Healthcare, a growing national franchise specializing in both medical and non-medical private duty homecare, as well as supplemental healthcare staff to corporate clients such as hospitals and nursing homes. Inspired by a promise he made to his mother after witnessing the poor conditions of the facility in which his great grandmother lived, Scott knew BrightStar was “what the doctor ordered” – an opportunity for him to provide reliable and trustworthy caregivers to all in need.

“Families expect support from someone who can not only provide a higher and more knowledgeable level of care, but also answer questions and help lower anxiety,” Scott said. “Our services allow clients to remain in the comfort of their own homes and offer peace of mind to family members who can be confident that their loved ones are receiving the care and attention they need and deserve."

With Arkansas’ elderly population growing at a rapid pace, Scott expects that senior citizens will make up the majority of the franchise’s private duty clientele. BrightStar of Little Rock also expects to work with pediatric and workers’ compensation cases, long-term care and Veteran clients, and provide staffing to institutional clients, such as hospitals and nursing homes.

“We empower our team to live our values and provide compassionate care and service, anytime, any place,” Scott added. “BrightStar caregivers strive to improve our clients’ quality of life, maintain their dignity and relieve the stress that their families face on a day to day basis.”

BrightStar of Little Rock can be reached by phone at (501) 224-3737 or by e-mailing mscott@247brightstar.com.

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