The Innovation Institute Forms Far West Staffing Services

The Innovation Institute Forms Far West Staffing Services

James HoLa Palma, Calif. – June 6, 2014 – The Innovation Institute announced today that it has formed Far West Staffing Services (FWSS), LLC, to provide both technical and non-technical support staff on demand, primarily in the healthcare industry. FWSS will be implementing a combination of full- time, part-time, and sub-contracted employment methodologies to fulfill project needs.

James Ho has been appointed to serve as president of FWSS. He previously held the position of assistant vice president of Construction Operations for Petra Integrated Construction Strategies, an EDG company that provides healthcare-related program and construction management services.

FWSS is one of The Institute’s Enterprise Development Group (EDG) companies. The EDG is a strategic portfolio of healthcare-related companies providing competitively-priced services to The Institute’s member owner health systems, while also providing them with revenues.

“We are pleased to provide this valuable resource, which will ensure that qualified support personnel are available to fill in as needed to complete small to large projects, often under tight deadlines,” said Joe Randolph, president and CEO of The Innovation Institute.

About The Innovation Institute

The Innovation Institute is an independent, for-profit LLC structured to cultivate innovative solutions to transform healthcare delivery. The Innovation Institute will be owned by seven non-profit health systems. This collaborative will tap into physicians, employees, and industry business partners to incubate and commercialize new products and ideas. Comprised of three distinct elements – an innovation lab, an investment fund, and a shared services group (Enterprise Development Group), the Institute strives to “do more, with less, for more people.” For more information, visit