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Ireland-Based RelateCare Expands Sherwood, Arkansas, Operations

RelateCare, an Irish healthcare communications and services organization, will establish operations at the Wildwood Centre in Sherwood, Arkansas. The project is expected to create 225 jobs within three years.

The newly-leased facility will support back-office functions for hospitals and healthcare facilities for clients in the U.S. through remote clinical support services, post-discharge management services, and telehealth and patient appointment scheduling services.

“RelateCare has seen rapid growth over the past two years, with our administrative and clinical solutions increasingly supporting a wide range of health systems in the United States,” said Conor O’Byrne, CEO of RelateCare Group. “We’re delighted to widen our U.S. operations here in Sherwood, Arkansas during a very exciting time of customer expansion for our company. Our goal is to provide a flexible working model that affords our employees great opportunities to progress and upskill to support our dynamic business. As a homegrown Irish organization increasingly focused on growing in the U.S., we now have a really strong platform to continue to drive solutions and create value for our healthcare clients here.”

Headquartered in Waterford, Ireland, RelateCare began as a joint venture between Rigneydolphin and leading U.S. healthcare institution Cleveland Clinic in 2014. Part of the Akusus Group, the company provides patient-access and patient-engagement solutions to leading healthcare organizations globally through its technology platforms.

"We are proud to welcome RelateCare to Arkansas, where it will find a robust workforce to power its operations,” noted Clint O’Neal, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC). “Arkansas continues to provide a competitive business environment for international companies to grow and thrive."

RelateCare’s client partners include Cleveland Clinic, Stanford Children’s Health, Beth Israel Lahey Health, Duke Health and the Health Service Executive in Ireland, among others.

“This announcement proves yet again that metro Little Rock is a destination of choice for international employers,” added Jay Chesshir, president and CEO of the Little Rock Regional Chamber. “I want to thank RelateCare for placing their trust in us and congratulate Mayor Heye-Townsell on this significant jobs announcement.”

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