Ashley Gougè & Client Partner Rob Brinkerhoff Present at 2014 People in Health Care Talent Management Summit

Houston, TX – January 29, 2014 – Today, Ashley Gougè, Vice President of Client Development for Pinstripe Healthcare, the leader in talent solutions for the healthcare industry, and Rob Brinkerhoff, SPHR, CCP, CBP, Corporate Director, Human Resources Operations for Palmetto Health, will present Mission Possible: Palmetto Health Talent Transformation at the 2014 People in Health Care Talent Management Summit in Houston, Texas, presented by Talent Management Alliance.

The case study presentation will follow the first six months of the partnership between Pinstripe Healthcare and Palmetto Health, a prominent health system located in Columbia, South Carolina.

Palmetto Health’s HR function, led by Brinkerhoff, is on a mission to be more strategic and proactive to support the organization’s quality and patient care goals. Palmetto Health selected Pinstripe Healthcare to initiate transformational change and integrate best practices across the health system. Leveraging its deep healthcare knowledge, Pinstripe Healthcare supports the attraction, acquisition and onboarding of all non-physician hires for the health system comprised of nearly 9,000 employees. Pinstripe Healthcare also handles a tailored exit management process, providing a full-cycle Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) partnership, including all hiring for the opening of Palmetto Health’s new Parkridge facility scheduled to open in March of 2014.

“Examining our current hiring needs and strategic goals, and the added demands of acquiring quality-driven staff, it was clear that partnering with a consultative talent partner with proven healthcare expertise was the best decision for our health system,” says Brinkerhoff. “After just six short months, our dedicated Pinstripe Healthcare team has proven they can secure the talent we need to continue serving our communities with the highest standard of quality care possible.”

For more information about Pinstripe Healthcare’s presence at People in Health Care Talent Management Summit, or to inquire about having Ashley Gouge speak at your event, please contact Kristen Wright at (262) 754-5340.

About People in Health Care Management Summit
This year’s People in Health Care conference will address all the changes your organization is facing in light of reform and their implications on your talent. Discover how you can equip your organization with the right talent and effective leaders in the face of reform. Focused sessions will address HR’s strategic role during these changes, effective leadership at all levels, recruiting for “the new normal,” and tapping into development as a means of engagement. Visit for more details.

About Palmetto Health
Palmetto Health, located in Columbia, South Carolina, is the region's largest, most comprehensive, locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare resource. The 1,138-bed system, a JCAHO-accredited institution, has more than 8,400 employees and 1,000 physicians. The hospitals of Palmetto Health provide care for 70 percent of the residents of Richland County and more than 55 percent of the healthcare for the combined Richland/Lexington county area. Palmetto Health leads the region in the number and volume of inpatient and outpatient services provided because of the depth and breadth of available services including general, acute and critical care; the number and diversity of specialty physicians providing the full array of treatment from primary to emergency care and beyond; care that is delivered with compassion by a staff that records high levels of satisfaction in their work and achieves the highest level of patient satisfaction in the nation; and because of its emphasis on leadership development, patient safety and quality outcomes. All patients are provided needed care regardless of ability to pay. More information can be found on the company’s website at: