Redefining Recruitment to Retention

Building Trust Through Partnership: AAPPR Signature Partner Jackson Physician Search

By: Carey Goryl


The marks of a good partnership are trust, transparency, and a desire to work together toward a common objective. Through AAPPR’s Corporate Partnership program, we seek organizations that provide these key aspects to our members and the physician and provider recruitment community.

Recently, Jackson Physician Search joined AAPPR as a Signature Partner, our highest Partner level, to support AAPPR’s mission of advancing and empowering physician and provider recruitment professionals with high-quality education, resources, and connections, so they can best serve their communities.

I spoke with Tony Stajduhar, President of Jackson Physician Search, to gain insight into what a partnership with AAPPR means to him and his organization. Tony shared how Jackson Physician Search is dedicated to supporting our members by partnering on original research, and with thought leadership and a knowledge base built on hundreds of years of collective experience to AAPPR members.

“At Jackson Physician Search, we support recruitment professionals based on our company’s values that include putting others first and doing the right thing,” said Stajduhar. “Recruitment is a long process, and it’s inevitable challenges will arise. We recognize that no two in-house recruitment teams are the same, and that every recruiting challenge is unique, so we work to understand the industry’s wide-ranging needs and to deliver support and solutions for each.”

Four decades into working with thousands of in-house recruitment professionals, Jackson Physician Search will provide AAPPR members with the resources, education, and expertise they need to improve recruitment efforts. From navigating the challenges of the ongoing physician shortage, to best practices for sourcing and recruiting, to gaining a seat at the table, Jackson Physician Search will share actionable insights on the most significant challenges facing our profession today.

“With the right tools, AAPPR members can drive real change in the healthcare systems they serve,” said Stajduhar. “We’re excited to collaborate with AAPPR and to be a resource for in-house recruitment professionals by listening, understanding their goals, and leveraging our knowledge from thousands of searches to share what we know – from trends and best practices that will improve their workforce strategies.”

As the largest, privately owned permanent physician recruitment firm specializing in physician, physician executive and advanced practice provider searches, Jackson Physician Search has dedicated significant resources to gathering data and insights that bring fresh thinking to the ongoing challenges in healthcare recruiting, and to the best practices that work today.

AAPPR is excited about the value this partnership will bring to our members and for the wide-ranging benefits it will have on our organizations and our communities.

In closing, Stajduhar said, “We’re here to support members in any way we can. We’re not just here to gain customers, but to be an extension of the team, a sounding board and a resource to serve our common goal of improving healthcare and ensuring communities around the country have access to the quality care they need.”

To learn more about Jackson Physician Search and their services for in-house recruitment teams, visit For more information on AAPPR’s Partner programs, visit