Jellyfish Health attacks patient wait times with Panama City expansion, 100 $70,000 jobs
Panama City, FL—Jellyfish Health LLC is expanding operations and creating 100 new jobs at an annual wage of $70,000, the healthcare technology company recently announced.
The majority of the new jobs will be focused on software development at an average wage that is more than 200 percent of the current average in Bay County, Florida.
The high wage is geared to attract professionals talented at developing mobile technology solutions that make healthcare more convenient for patients, physicians and care staff. The company says its suite of products dramatically reduce wait times for patients and give healthcare facilities insight into where staff and other resources are needed to speed up patient throughput—especially for walk-in facilities that don’t know which patients will be walking through their doors next.
“Let’s face it, waiting sucks! And what’s worse, it’s totally avoidable,” stated Dave Dyell, the company’s President and CEO. “Jellyfish Health is all about making life easier for patients and the people who take care of them.
“We bring that same philosophy to the workplace by giving employees an opportunity to explore their passion along with competitive pay and a flexible work schedule.” For career info, click here.
The company received a $750,000 grant from the Industry Recruitment, Retention and Expansion Fund (IRREF) grant program, which is administered by the University of West Florida Office of Economic Development and Engagement. To date, the IRREF program has spurred 9,000 new jobs in Florida.
“The medical software field brings exactly the kind of business expansion we need in Bay County,” said state Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville. “The Jellyfish project creates 100 jobs paying twice the average wage in our area. The company has a national market and has the potential to grow, prosper and contribute substantially to our community.”
Florida’s infotech strengths are diverse, from mobile technologies to communications equipment to modeling and simulation and beyond. The state boasts one of the nation’s largest software and computer systems industries, with 14,100 firms employing 84,400+ industry professionals.
Much of this growth can be attributed to strategic alliances between Florida’s business community, non-profits and government leaders. The Jellyfish project, for example, was made possible through strong partnerships between Enterprise Florida, the University of West Florida, Bay County Economic Development Alliance, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bay County Board of County Commissioners, City of Panama City, CareerSource Florida and CareerSource Gulf Coast.
“I’m very pleased to share in the announcement that an innovative and successful company is growing in our downtown and adding 100 new jobs. This proves that Panama City is the best place to live, work and play,” said Panama City Mayor Greg Brudnicki. “Jellyfish’s new employees will help to add energy to our downtown area, aiding in our revitalization efforts. The City of Panama City looks forward to welcoming them and showing them all that we have to offer.”