News : IntelliHARTx Bringing 350 to 500 Jobs to Kingsport
Kingsport, TN, Dec 10, 2014 -- State, regional, and local officials welcomed IntelliHARTx, LLC to downtown Kingsport last week.
The healthcare revenue cycle business, that has a specific focus on healthcare patient balance accounts, announced that it will employ 100 people within a year and forecasts between 350 and 500 new jobs within four years of opening its Kingsport offices this fall. Company officials also said they are expanding operations by locating an ITx Patient Contact Center in Northeastern Tennessee to complement their Patient Contact Center in Findlay, Ohio.
"We’ve had an incredible reception and growth in Findlay, Ohio and felt Kingsport, Tennessee was the perfect match to complement our operations as our business continues to expand due to our unique ‘Patients, Not Debtors ITx Core Values’ and the way we treat patients," said John Kunysz, ITx co-founder, president and CEO.
"It is very exciting to have entrepreneurs like John Kunysz and IntelliHARTx invest in your community," said Kingsport Mayor Dennis Phillips. "ITx had the opportunity to expand their business in various locations and chose Kingsport. Exciting things happen when communities express a desire for an opportunity to actively engage with the business leaders as they consider expansion.
"Employees of ITx will have the ability to earn much more than minimum wage and it is opportunities like this that we must continue to take advantage of and seek out. Our sincere thanks to John and the IntelliHARTx leadership for choosing Kingsport."
The company has entered into lease agreements on several downtown properties owned and managed by Urban Synergy, to create a downtown campus including space in the First National Bank and Progress Building on Broad Street and the historic Mills Motor Company building on Commerce Street. The ITx Patient Contact Center will open in January 2015 once construction is finished on that property. While the company plans to employ about thirty positions immediately, officials said they expect to increase employment 20-30 people a month until the facility is at capacity.
"We were extremely fortunate to partner with Urban Synergy to develop our downtown Kingsport, Tennessee campus," Kunysz said. "John and Angela Vachon have a unique vision for urban historicalization and redevelopment that matches our vision for workspaces that attract top talent and increase team member satisfaction and productivity."
Officials cited that the job creation, revitalization and reuse of historic buildings, and the direct and indirect economic impact of the city’s downtown brings value to the region.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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