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Team Esperanza departed this week for the impoverished highlands of Huehuetanango, Guatemala, on a medical and community development mission that will help change the lives of more than a thousand people. For the 4th year in a row, the mission is sponsored in part by AMN Healthcare, which sends both medical and community development volunteers.
Team Esperanza includes a team of 32 AMN employees—both healthcare professionals for medical services and company volunteers for community development. This year’s Team Esperanza mission includes a record number of 125 volunteers and 15 Guatemalan staff on both the clinical and community development teams.
Keep up with this year’s trip by following #AMNGivesBack and #AMNHelps
Read a firsthand account of the mission from AMN team member Caleb Stewart.
Green Rose Day is a celebration of people with and recovering from mental illness founded by Mental Health Systems. AMN is a sponsor, and Jeanette Sanchez, AMN Healthcare Chief Information Officer, is an MHS Board member. As part of the celebration, AMN Healthcare team members joined together in support of the Mental Health Systems meditation garden rejuvenation project by painting messages of hope across the organization.
In continued support of the Make-A-Wish® Foundation, AMN Healthcare sponsored the San Diego Walk for Wishes. More than 150 AMN team members came out to the San Diego Embarcadero Marina Park for this family-friendly event, including Julie Fletcher, Chief Talent Officer, AMN Healthcare and a Make-A-Wish San Diego Board of Director. For more information, visit: http://sandiego.wish.org/
The Customer Support Leadership Team had a great time volunteering at the San Diego Food Bank in April. They packed 3,400 bags of Oatmeal and bagged almost 500 pounds of carrots that will go out to families around San Diego County. It was a very rewarding to help out the community while spending time with fellow colleagues.
In an effort to help those in need in our community, the Dallas AMN office has partnered with Project Sleeping Bag to deliver food, clothing and other necessities to the homeless communities in Dallas and Fort Worth.
On Saturday, March 5, 23 AMN volunteers and family members helped to serve over 400 hamburgers to those who came to the event. Additionally, those who were unable to make the Saturday volunteer event helped donate other food and clothing items for the community. Our AMN team will continue to volunteer at both Dallas and Fort Worth locations the first Saturday of each month.
The following videos showcases some highlights of the efforts of our volunteers and images of those who we were able to serve! If you are interested in finding out more information on how to help, please contact Bonnie Britton or Noah Zimmerman.
In partnership with Kaiser and other San Diego companies, AMN Healthcare was proud to sponsor the Carmel Valley 5K & Fun Run on Sunday, January 24, 2016. In addition, AMN provided over 3,000 water cups for the halfway point water station and covered the registration fee for all team members who joined. The AMN team was the largest at the event with 75 participants! Proceeds from the event will benefit a variety of schools and educational programs in the local community of AMN’s headquarters.
Green Rose Day is a celebration of people with and recovering from mental illness. AMN team members from San Diego, CA, Irving, TX, St. Louis, MO and Wilton, CT, took part this year, exemplifying the AMN commitment to supporting health in the community. Green Rose Day was launched last year by Mental Health Systems (MHS). AMN is a sponsor, and Jeanette Sanchez, AMN’s Chief Information Officer, is an MHS Board member. Celebrations included painting rocks with messages of hope and support to be placed in the gardens of mental health facilities.
The statistics for the annual AMN Healthcare 2015 mission to Guatemala, part of HELPS International’s Team Esperanza, are nothing short of amazing. Our clinical volunteers helped create a temporary acute care hospital and then took part in 112 surgeries and 1,178 patient visits. Our corporate volunteers helped install 76 stoves for impoverished families. All of this in fewer than six days!
At the makeshift hospital, work days were very long, beginning and ending in darkness. Guatemalan men, women and children formed lines as early as 4 a.m. Prepping for surgery began early in the morning, and so did the clinic, where doctors and nurses saw an endless stream of indigenous people from nearby villages and the city of Huehuetenango.
In under a week, AMN volunteers changed the lives of more than a thousand people – maybe thousands of people. The medical care made a powerful, immediate difference in people’s lives, while the safety stoves made a long-range, significant improvement. And volunteers came home changed forever by their amazing experience.
Read more from the other volunteers on the Guatemala mission here: AMNHealthcare.com/blog/
About 20 AMN Healthcare volunteers recently gathered to serve dinner at Father Joe’s St. Vincent de Paul Village in San Diego. Volunteers included CEO Susan Salka and other company leaders and team members, who welcomed the homeless and others and then prepared and served nearly 250 dinners at the downtown facility, which provides meals, shelter and services to the homeless and disadvantaged members of the community. AMN team members spent the evening serving plates of pork stew, chicken, plantains and rice to individuals and families in the facility’s dining rooms.
Each day, St. Vincent de Paul Village serves 3,000 meals to community members, including homeless and non-homeless individuals and families, who might otherwise go hungry or have to engage in panhandling to meet this basic need. San Diego has the 5th largest homeless population in the nation among major cities, behind New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Seattle.
For more information about AMN Community Relations, email Steve Wehn, Vice President of Government and Community Relations, or call him directly at (877) 282-0369.