BMO Capital Markets Hosts Institutional Investor Conference on the Healthcare Staffing Industry



    NEW YORK, March 21 /CNW/ - BMO Capital Markets will hold its second
annual investor conference devoted to the healthcare staffing industry on
Thursday, March 22, 2007. The event, which is being held at the Millennium
Broadway Hotel in New York City, will be hosted by Jeffrey Silber, Managing
Director and Senior Research Analyst.
    Mr. Silber forecasts healthcare staffing revenue growth will continue to
accelerate in 2007, marking the fourth straight year of accelerating growth.
    The conference will feature presentations from executives of leading
companies in the healthcare and staffing industries. A luncheon keynote
address will be delivered by Peter Buerhaus, Valere Potter Distinguished
Professor of Nursing, Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville,
Tennessee.
    Presentations are being broadcast live and archived at:
    http://www.bmocm.com/conferences/healthcarestaffing2007/default.aspx
    An up to the minute agenda with presentation times for the conference is
also available on the web site.
    Media interested in attending the conference and/or scheduling interviews
are asked to call (416) 867-3996.

    
    Scheduled presenters and times are(*):

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    8:30 a.m.    OPENING REMARKS
                 Jeffrey Silber, Managing Director & Senior
                 Research Analyst, BMO Capital Markets

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    8:45         CROSS COUNTRY HEALTHCARE (CCRN)
                 Joe Boshart, President & CEO

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    9:30         ON ASSIGNMENT (ASGN)
                 Peter Dameris, President & CEO
                 Jim Brill, SVP - Finance & CFO

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    10:30        AMN Healthcare Services (AHS)
                 Susan Nowakowski, President, CEO & Director

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    11:15        HEALTHCARE STAFFING INDUSTRY TRENDS PANEL:
                 Access Nurses: Alan Braynin, CEO
                 ATC Healthcare (AHN): David Savitsky, CEO
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                 FASTAFF / U.S. Nursing: Greg Mikkelsen, President & CEO
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                 Supplement Health Care: Mike Jacoutot, President & CEO
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    12:15        LUNCHEON GUEST SPEAKER
                 Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, Valere Potter Distinguished
                 Professor of Nursing, Vanderbilt University Medical Center


    1:30         Medical Staffing Network (MRN)
                 Kevin Little, President & CFO
                 Jeff Yesner, VP of Finance
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    2:30         HEALTHCARE STAFFING CUSTOMER PANEL:
                 All About Staffing (subsidiary of HCA): Linda Doughty, COO,
                 Ethics & Compliance Officer
                 Broadlane: Jeff Ondeck, SVP, Service Lines
                 North Shore LIJ Health Systems: Joe Cabral, Vice President &
                 Chief Human Resources Officer

    3:30         HEALTHCARE STAFFING M&A TRENDS PANEL:
                 CHG Healthcare Services: Mike Weinholtz, President & CEO
                 Gryphon Partners: Alex Earls, Vice President
                 Nursefinders: Ray Marcy, Executive Chairman

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    (*) Agenda subject to change.
    

    BMO Capital Markets is a leading North American financial services
provider offering investment and corporate banking, advisory services,
treasury and market risk management, institutional investing, and research.
BMO Capital Markets is a member of BMO Financial Group (NYSE, TSX: BMO), which
has more than US$284.9 billion in total assets and 35,000 employees as of
October 31, 2006. For more information, visit www.bmocm.com.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Kim Hanson, Toronto,
kim.hanson@bmo.com, (416) 867-3996; Patrick O'Herlihy, Chicago,
patrick.o'herlihy@bmo.com, (312) 293-8905; Kevin Windorf, New York,
kevin.windorf@bmo.com, (212) 885-4111; Lucie Gosselin, Montreal,
lucie.gosselin@bmo.com, (514) 877-1101; Laurie Grant, Vancouver,
laurie.grant@bmo.com, (604) 665-7596; Internet: www.bmocm.com

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