MOUNTAIN MEDICAL Client Inland Hospital Recognized as 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital

We are proud to share that Inland Hospital has been recognized with the 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital distinction. MOUNTAIN MEDICAL has partnered with Inland for nearly a decade, evolving into a true “extension of their organization” and recruiting efforts.

Hear Inland Hospital Vice President Dan Booth speak about his experiences with MOUNTAIN MEDICAL

Below is an excerpt from the formal press release from December 3, 2014:

Inland Hospital Awarded 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital Distinction

Recognition Highlights the Nation’s Premier Hospitals for Safety and Quality

Waterville, Maine – December 3, 2014 - For the fourth time in five years, the Leapfrog Group has named Inland Hospital in Waterville to its annual list of Top Hospitals. An elite distinction awarded to hospitals nationwide for demonstrating excellence in hospital safety and quality through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is given to less than seven percent of all eligible hospitals. The awards, which are given annually, were announced at Leapfrog’s Annual Meeting and Top Hospital Awards on December 2, in Washington, D.C.

Inland Hospital is part of EMHS, a statewide health system. It was one of only nine hospitals in Maine honored with the Top Rural Hospital award, and one of only 60 in the nation.

“We are so pleased to be recognized again this year,” said John Dalton, Inland’s President and CEO.  “I am very proud of our staff who make safety and quality a priority every day at Inland. They are to be commended for achieving excellence on a continuous basis. The culture here is to always put the patient first, even when it’s not easy or convenient. This national award is a testament to everyone who works and volunteers at Inland.”  

“Leapfrog’s Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions any hospital can achieve in the United States. It recognizes institutions for their excellence in quality of care and patient safety, as well as their commitment to transparency. By achieving Top Hospital status, Inland Hospital has proven it is a premier institution and deserves to be recognized for its dedication to the families and patients in the greater Waterville area,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

The selection is based on the results of The Leapfrog Group’s annual hospital survey, which measures hospitals’ performance on patient safety and quality, focusing on three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare, resource use and management structures established to prevent errors. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including rates for high-risk procedures and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors.

Do you want to hear more about how MOUNTAIN MEDICAL may be able to help in your career search or recruiting needs? Please reach out to MOUNTAIN MEDICAL’s Director of Talent Acquisition, Don Richard. He can be contacted directly at


System One President & CEO Troy Gregory Named 2014 Top 100 Staffing Leader

Congratulations to System One’s President & CEO Troy Gregory, who has been named as a member of the 2014 Staffing 100. Compiled by Staffing Industry Analysts, the list recognizes the 100 most influential people in North American staffing. System One acquired MOUNTAIN, LTD.™ in 2013.

The Top 100 reflects individuals whose ideas, innovations and accomplishments have impacted the world of contingent work and influenced people’s perception of talent and how it can be used. According the SI Review publication, “Our intention is to give you a peek at the leading lights of the industry – people who have taken it to the next level.” Troy’s profile for the Top 100 appears as follows:

Troy Gregory is president and CEO of System One Holdings, LLC. The Pittsburgh-based firm is the fifth- largest U.S. engineering staffing firm and 35th-largest U.S. staffing firm overall. Gregory guided the firm through two acquisitions: engineering provider MOUNTAIN, LTD.™ along with parent company Joulé Inc. in the third quarter of 2013 and Compliance, a legal staffing business, from Randstad in 2011. Earlier in 2008, Gregory led the management buyout of System One from the Hudson Highland Group. His previous posts include EVP of Hudson Legal and CEO of legal staffing firms Gregory & Gregory and Attorneys on Assignment before they were acquired by TMP Worldwide/Monster, which later divested the operations.

In related news, System One achieved another growth milestone with its inclusion on the 2014 Global 100, Staffing Industry Analyst’s list of the world’s largest staffing and talent engagement firms. The company ranked 94th on the annual list.

MOUNTAIN, LTD.™ Founder, Joe Hosmer, Receives Distinguished NAPS Hall of Fame Award

If you’ve ever worked with Joe Hosmer, CTS., founder and former Chairman, CEO and President of MOUNTAIN, LTD., current President of Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF), adventurist, entrepreneur and corporate leader with a list of accolades, awards and credentials that reach around the world, then you’ll be pleased, and not too surprised, to learn he was recently inducted into the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS) Hall of Fame.

On September 17th in Dawsonville, Georgia, at the annual NAPS Convention, Joe Hosmer was recognized for making a significant, positive and lasting impact on the staffing industry – fitting for someone who is known for making such an impact everywhere he goes.

From the start of MOUNTAIN, when a twist of fate in a far off land put him in the right place at the right time, where quick thinking and resourcefulness allowed him to seize an opportunity and organize a team of contract engineers to build a telephone network across remote land in a third world country, to building that small company into a leading telecom staffing solutions provider across this country and beyond, Joe’s aptitude for finding and retaining quality personnel and building a solid company to support its client’s staffing needs is unequaled. Though Joe and his wife, Sandy, sold MOUNTAIN in 2007, as current SCIF President, Joe oversees the organization’s recruiting efforts and about one hundred employees. Joe is also an independent consultant who is sought after and hired by various businesses and professional organizations to assist in their recruiting process.

Everyone at MOUNTAIN knows that the key principals of dedication to excellence, quality and professionalism that serve as the cornerstones of our business philosophy today, started with Joe Hosmer. Joe nurtured our company, and he encouraged and expected his team to take leadership positions in organizations, to promote industry education and to uphold the highest level of ethics. These values are still very much a part of MOUNTAIN’s culture today. No one is more deserving of a place in the N.A.P.S. Hall of Fame than Joe Hosmer!

MOUNTAIN MEDICAL Welcomes Linda Kelly

The MOUNTAIN team wanted to join in welcoming Linda Kelly, a candidate we recently placed with one of our longstanding clients in Waterville, ME. It is always great to see our folks making such a positive impact on the local community.

Welcome Linda Kelly!

MOUNTAIN MEDICAL specializes in physician, advanced practice provider and executive direct placement search for healthcare organizations nationwide. Please visit for even more details on how our team can help you in your search.


MOUNTAIN, LTD. has a long-standing relationship with both the Telephone Association of Maine (TAM) and the Telephone Association of New England (TANE). This year, we’re excited to be a “Silver” sponsor for the TAM/TANE 2014 Fall Convention, which takes place next week from October 21st through October 23rd at the beautiful Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine. The theme for this year’s TAM/TANE convention is, “Higher, Faster, Stronger – Today’s Vision, Tomorrow’s Reality”.

Annually, the TAM/TANE Convention offers valuable technical and educational workshops, vendor exhibitions and a variety of other activities. Aside from being a Silver sponsor, we’re also sponsoring a hole at the “TAM/TANE 2014 Open”, the annual golf tournament, as well as donating a 32” Flat Screen Color TV for this year’s Casino Night, themed, “Team Spirit”. One of the best parts of the annual convention is the ITPA Silent Auction, which benefits the ITPA-NE Chapter Scholarship Fund. For more information on the TAM/TANE 2014 Convention, visit

CenturyLink Engineering Team raises $8,000 during United Way benefit

Kudos to the CenturyLink Engineering Team based in Kent, Washington for raising over $8,000 during a charity auction to benefit the United Way! This not only beat last year’s proceeds, but exceeded this year’s goal by over $2000. MOUNTAIN, LTD.™ was honored to be invited to the event as well as donate items to be included in the auction. Below you will see a snapshot of the generous donations that were up for grabs. Congratulations to the team and all who participated for such a great accomplishment.

CTL United Way

MOUNTAIN, LTD.™ Founder Visits Maine Headquarters

Joe Hosmer, founder and former owner of MOUNTAIN, LTD.™, visited with our Maine-based telecommunications recruiting team yesterday. He conducted his “Phone School”, an industry specific training used extensively while he operated MOUNTAIN for over 25 years. The course encompasses a variety of Outside Plant concepts and principles, an invaluable knowledge base our recruiters tap into daily.

Below you will see Joe and some of the team members during the “Field Notes” portion of the course.

Phone School1  PhoneSchool2

Welcome Rich Valladao!

Please join us in welcoming Rich Valladao to the MOUNTAIN team. In the short time he has been with us, he has proven to be an invaluable asset to our team. Below is a formal introduction highlighting Rich’s diverse background:

National telecommunications engineering solutions provider, MOUNTAIN, LTD., based in New Gloucester, Maine, is pleased to announce that in response to the growing demand for their services in all regions of the country, they have expanded their operations with a new office in the San Francisco Bay, California area, and they have hired native Californian, Rich Valladao, based in Dublin, CA. as their West Coast Business Development Manager.

As a business savvy problem solver with solid ties to the telecommunications industry, Mr. Valladao’s primary responsibility as Business Development Manager is to identify, encourage and nourish new business relationships for MOUNTAIN, LTD. in order to help expand the firm’s West Cost presence and support their clients in achieving their project goals.

Prior to joining MOUNTAIN, LTD., and over the course of 14 years, Rich Valladao has held increasing responsibilities in the staffing, engineering and telecommunications industry. Additionally, Valladao worked for a Silicon Valley start-up company and also worked in the financial services industry.

Mr. Valladao earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Chico, and is a member of the California State University Alumni Association.

MOUNTAIN, LTD. is a full service engineering solutions provider with over thirty years in the telecommunications industry, offering excellent service and on-time delivery for regional communications providers across the United States. For more information, visit or call MOUNTAIN at 800-322-8627.

Welcome to MOUNTAIN, LTD’s first blog posting!

Looks like 2014 is going to be a banner year at MOUNTAIN. While we regularly discuss business conditions with our clients across the country, we wanted to add a forum in which we can circulate this relevant information in real time and to provide our clients, partners and employees a window into MOUNTAIN’S daily activities and projects.

We invite you to check out and celebrate our successes, employees, and all things “MOUNTAIN”. Keep a lookout for events, articles, employee spotlights, as well as new projects and endeavors we are involved in nationally.

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