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Avant Healthcare Professionals Wins 2017 ACG SMART Award

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May 19, 2017

Shari Dingle Costantini, CEO of Avant Healthcare Professionals, has been named the winner of the 2017 ACG SMART Award, which recognizes businesses bringing value to Central Florida through outstanding accomplishments in culture, growth, business creativity and economic contribution.

Costantini founded Avant Healthcare Professionals in 2003 to serve the growing staffing needs of hospitals and healthcare facilities struggling to recruit and hire nurses during a national nursing shortage. Avant Healthcare Professionals has placed more than 1,000 internationally educated nurses, physical and occupational therapists throughout the U.S.

About ACG Orlando

The Orlando Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG Orlando) was formed in 2004, to connect growing businesses in Central Florida with local, national and global capital markets, and to facilitate relationship building between companies, capital sources and professionals in corporate finance. With 55 chapters, ACG is a global community dedicated to driving and sustaining corporate growth. For more information, please visit ACGOrlando.org.

About the SMART Award

The SMART Award reflects ACG Orlando’s continuing commitment to facilitate relationships among middle-market companies, capital sources and professionals focused on corporate growth. Qualified candidate companies must have annual sales of $10 million and not more than $1 billion (U.S.) with headquarters located in Central Florida.

About Avant Healthcare Professionals

Need nurses? Avant Healthcare Professionals is the premier staffing specialist for internationally educated registered nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists. Avant has placed thousands of international healthcare professionals across U.S. facilities to help improve the continuity of their care, fill hard-to-find specialties, and increase patient satisfaction, revenue and HCAHPS scores. Avant is a Joint Commission accredited staffing agency and founding member of the American Association of International Healthcare Recruitment (AAIHR). Avant Healthcare Professionals is a member of the Jackson Healthcare® family of companies.


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