Jellyfish Health LLC will expand its Panama City, FL operations and create 100 jobs. 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 Bay County average.
“Jellyfish Health is all about making life easier for patients and the people who take care of them,” said Dave Dyell, President and CEO of Jellyfish Health. “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. We are pleased to also announce that we’ve received a significant grant to offer these benefits to even more employees and make a bigger impact on the local economy.”
The new positions will work to develop mobile technology solutions that make healthcare more convenient for patients, physicians and care staff. Most notably, Jellyfish’s 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—including for walk-in facilities that don’t know which patients will be walking through their doors next.
“Congratulations to Jellyfish Health on their recent growth,” said Crystal Sircy, executive vice president and COO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. “This is a great example of the strengths Florida has in both the IT and healthcare industries. Innovative companies like Jellyfish Health are demonstrating the ways in which companies are leading their industries and growing across the state.”
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.
“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.”
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.
“We are extremely happy that Jellyfish Health has chosen to stay in downtown Panama City and expand its operations here,” said Clint Mizell, chairman of the Bay County Economic Development Alliance. “This is a company that could have expanded anywhere. The fact that they are creating a significant number of high wage technology jobs in Bay County is a great win for our local economy.”
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