300 healthcare jobs created in Limerick

300 healthcare jobs created in Limerick

Three hundred new jobs are being announced in the health sector in Limerick.

Fazzi Healthcare Services is setting up a base to provide medical coding for the US homecare and hospice sector.

The project is supported by the Department of Jobs through the IDA.

Founded in 1978, parent company Fazzi Associates is headquartered in Northampton, Massachusetts.

It also operates in the areas of consulting, education, benchmarking and research.

Making today’s announcement, Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor said: "This is a very significant announcement for Limerick with the creation of 300 new jobs in a new and emerging business activity for the medical sector.

"I am very keen to pursue opportunities for investment and job creation in new sectors, these are increasingly possible with our infrastructure and talented workforce which enables companies like Fazzi to undertake work for customers in different parts of the world.

"It is also very heartening that such a large project has been secured for a regional centre which represents the ongoing success of the Government's Action Plan for Jobs initiative, particularly the new Regional Action Plan for the Mid West".

IDA’s CEO Martin Shanahan said: "This is terrific news for Limerick and for the entire region as the creation of 300 jobs is substantial and will spread the benefit over a wide area.

"There is a growing number of Healthcare Services located here and Fazzi, as the first company to engage in medical coding services in Ireland, is a positive addition to the Life Sciences profile of the Mid West.

"I wish Dennis and his team every success."

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