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Veteran business partner shares why it rocks to be a BP at CHG

Kym Fessler, senior director of the payroll and assignment coordinator teams at CompHealth

We understand why job seekers may be wary of joining a sales organization, as a non-salesperson. Many other companies direct all their attention toward the crew bringing in the bucks. But that’s not how we operate at CHG Healthcare. We love our business partners! They know it and we show it. 

At CHG, we call any employee not in a sales role (a recruiter or consultant), a business partner (BP). IT, marketing, product development, project management, and sales support staff all fall within that role — among multiple other teams.  

Meet Kym Fessler. She’s been with CompHealth, a CHG company, going on 19 years. She knows a thing or two about being a BP at CHG.

“I started as an assignment coordinator, but after that I knew I wanted to do something different, so I pursued leadership.” explains Kym. “I became a  supervisor — a leader over a few different people.”

Kym’s career continued to flourish over the years. She built the foundation for the division’s business partner trainer program, led a few different BP teams, and a sales team. She’s currently the senior director of the assignment coordinator and payroll teams.  

“I wouldn’t have stayed if I didn’t love it,” says Kym.

While it may appear CHG is mostly salespeople, it is quite the opposite. The company has more than 1,600 BPs and just over 1,200 salespeople. Kym is a huge advocate of joining the BP side of our business, because, she says, “The growth is there if you want it.”  

More than just a job

After nearly two decades of walking the floors of CompHealth, it’s the two Ps that have kept her motivated: people and purpose. 

“I’ve made some lifelong friends at CHG. I love the work family. I know whatever happens in my personal or professional life, I have people that I can go to, people that I can lean on,” says Kym. “People say you have work life and home life and I wholeheartedly disagree. You have one life. They bleed together.” 

Kym balances her life with the help of supportive leaders, colleagues, and major flexibility. 

“I really enjoy the flexibility that CHG gives me because it provides me an indescribable amount of balance in my life. I am a mom of two kids, active children who are in sports and piano. I also have cared for my parents for the last 12 years — taking them to doctors’ appointments and everything that goes along with caring for aging parent,” explains Kym.  

That’s one reason why the work BPs do at CHG is so near and dear to Kym’s heart.  

What we do matters

“My father passed away from cancer and to see what [doctors] do, I couldn’t think of anything more admirable,” says Kym. “We work to put physicians in those positions to make patients’ quality of life better.”

It takes collaboration between BPs and our recruitment teams to carry out CHG’s purpose — to place providers in healthcare systems to ensure patients receive the quality care they deserve. The job can’t be done without either party.  

In Kym’s video, she talks more about how CHG stands out as a business partner organization.  

Are you interested in joining CHG as a business partner? Check out chgcareers.com to view our open positions.  

About the author

Ashley Miller

Ashley Miller is a senior communications specialist who enjoys building relationships with all of CHG Healthcare’s unique employees. As a former television journalist, storytelling comes naturally to Ashley. She’s always looking for a new way to highlight our people and their contributions to our company, clients, providers, and communities.

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