Price at Trump Tower (copy)

Elevator doors close on Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., as he arrives at Trump Tower, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, in New York.

Tom Price, former Health and Human Services Secretary and Roswell congressman, has landed a new job.

Atlanta-based Jackson Healthcare, a healthcare staffing firm, announced Tuesday that Price has joined its advisory board.

“I am honored to join the advisory board at Jackson Healthcare,” Price said in a press release. “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 healthcare environment.”

Price, who worked as an orthopedic surgeon, is one of the founders of Resurgens Orthapaedics. He also served in the Georgia Senate and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004, representing a district that included much of east Cobb.

He served in Congress until he was tapped to be President Donald Trump’s secretary of Health and Human Services. He resigned in September after a controversy surrounding his use of private and government planes for official travel.

Jackson Healthcare is the 17th largest private company in Atlanta with 1,200 employees, according to the firm’s website.

“Nobody has as profound an understanding of the national healthcare landscape as Dr. Price,” Richard Jackson, chairman and CEO of Jackson Healthcare, said in a press release. “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.”

Jeb Bush, former Florida governor and 2016 presidential candidate, also serves on the firm’s advisory board, according to the firm’s website.


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