• AMN Healthcare Company History

    Join us as we trace the growth of AMN Healthcare from a regional travel nursing staffing company to a national healthcare workforce solutions provider.

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    2015

    • October AMN Healthcare changes its NYSE trading symbol from "AHS" to "AMN".
    • January AMN Healthcare acquires Onward Healthcare, Locum Leaders and Medefis to expand leadership and technology in Healthcare Workforce Solutions.
    • February  AMN Healthcare CEO, President and Director, Susan Salka celebrates 25 years at AMN Healthcare.
    • March AMN Healthcare celebrates it's 30th Anniversary

    2014

    • April  AMN Healthcare sponsors volunteer team members, physicians and clinicians making a difference in Guatemala.
    • July  AMN Healthcare CEO, President and Director, Susan Salka named Director of the Year for Corporate Citizenship.
    • October  AMN CEO, President and Director, Susan Salka elected to McKesson Corporation Board of Directors.
    • November  AMN Healthcare releases Emerging Roles survey report at 2015 Healthcare Workforce Summit post-ACA.
    • December  AMN Healthcare acquires Avantas, the leading provider of healthcare workforce consulting and analytics.

    2013

    • March  AMN Healthcare partners with HELPS International to sponsor a medical mission trip to Guatemala where physicians and clinicians tended to over 500 patients in need.
    • September  AMN Healthcare Recruitment Process Outsourcing Program is ranked Best in Category by HRO Today's augural healthcare Baker's Dozen Award for outstanding quality and customer service.
    • November  AMN Healthcare acquires Shiftwise, a leading national provider of web-based healthcare workforce solutions  including its vendor management system (VMS)  to hospitals and other healthcare systems.
    • November  With over 400 team members participating, AMN Healthcare becomes the second largest corporate sponsor of San Diego's Susan G. Komen Walk for a Cure helping to raise $1.1 million for cancer research.

    2012

    • March  Novation names AMN Healthcare its 2011 "Purchased Services Supplier of the Year".
    • July  Mark Smith, President of Merritt Hawkins, AMN permanent physician placement company, testifies before the congressional Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations on the topic of "Health Care Realignment and Regulation: The Demise of Small and Solo Medical Practices".
    • October  Bob Livonius, AMN President of Strategic Workforce Solutions, is elected Chairman of the Board for the American Staffing Association (ASA), marking the first time in ASA's history that an executive with a healthcare staffing company has been named to the position.
    • October  Novation selects AMN Healthcare / Staff Care as its exclusive locums and locums MSP provider.

    2011

    • January  AMN Healthcare O'Grady Peyton International Receives First Certified Subscriber Status from the Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment Practices
    • June  The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) grants AMN Healthcare MSP division the "Peer Reviewed by HFMA®" designation.
    • August  AMN earns the Credentials Verification Organization (CVO) Certification from The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

    2010

    • March  AMN Healthcare partners with the Clinton Health Access Initiative to recruit a volunteer pharmacy mentor to work in Port au Prince, Haiti following that country's devastating earthquake.
    • September  AMN acquires Nursefinders Inc. (dba Medfinders), one of the nation's leading providers of clinical workforce managed services program, as well as local and travel nurse and allied staffing, locum tenens, physician search services, and home healthcare services.
    • December  AMN releases first "Social Media Survey of Healthcare Professionals," providing healthcare employers a snapshot of how clinicians and physicians use social media for networking, job hunting and other career development activities.

    2009

    • November  AMN Healthcare releases results of 2009 Survey of Hospital Chief Executives Officers, conducted in partnership with The Council on Physician and Nurses Supply, a national group of healthcare experts. CEOs say too few healthcare workers exist for universal access.

    2008

    • April  The AMN Board of Directors elects Douglas D. Wheat to serve as Chairman of the Board.
    • August  AMN corporate running team raises more than $25,000 to support the San Diego chapter of Girls on the Run.
    • October  AMN Healthcare launches a healthcare staffing industry first with its offering of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), a service designed to help organizations improve on time to hire, candidate pool quality, and cost reduction.

    2007

    • May  AMN Healthcare acquires Rx Pro Health, an allied staffing firm specializing in temporary and permanent placement pharmacists, along with pharmacy portal Pharmacy Choice.
    • July  Professional networking site NurseConnect.com is launched, offering nurses all around the world a professional online community where they can connect, share experiences and learn about facilities, schools and open positions.
    • September  AnesthesiaZone.com is launched, providing a unique online resource for anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists.

    2006

    • April  AMN employees raise nearly $12,000 for multiple sclerosis research by participating in Walk MS in San Diego.
    • June  AMN Healthcare receives the award for Outstanding Corporate Growth from the San Diego Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.
    • June  The Joint Commission's Health Care Staffing Services division certifies AMN Healthcare and its travel staffing divisions American Mobile Healthcare, Medical Express, Nurses Rx, Preferred Healthcare Staffing, O'Grady-Peyton International, and NurseChoice.

    2005

    • May  Susan Salka is named Chief Executive Officer of AMN Healthcare.
    • June  AMN Healthcare becomes the first multi-site corporate healthcare staffing company to receive certification from The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
    • June  In response to the urgent need for nurses, AMN Healthcare launches its newest company and service offering, NurseChoice.
    • September  Furthering its commitment to the health of its community, AMN partners with the American Heart Association to support its annual Heart Walk.
    • October  AMN Cares, the company’s community service program, receives the 2005 National Public Service Award from the American Staffing Association.
    • October  AMN Healthcare acquires Texas-based MHA Group (now Merritt Hawkins), the nation's leader in temporary and permanent physician staffing services; AMN becomes the nation's largest comprehensive healthcare staffing solution provider.

    2004

    • September  AMN Healthcare launches its first scholarship program at San Diego State University's School of Nursing.
    • November  AMN Healthcare is awarded the 2004 Workplace Excellence Award by the San Diego Society for Human Resources. By the end of 2004, AMN Healthcare has surpassed 6,000 hospital and healthcare facility clients.

    2003

    • April  AMN Healthcare launches TheraTech Staffing, a brand dedicated to traveling allied healthcare professionals, including radiation technicians, occupational therapists and physical therapists.
    • May  Susan Salka is named President of AMN Healthcare, Inc.
    • July  AMN Healthcare moves into its new corporate headquarters, located at 12400 High Bluff Drive, in San Diego.
    • October  The California Legislature Assembly proclaims the 8th of October "AMN Healthcare Day". By the end of 2003, AMN Healthcare has more than 4,300 hospital and healthcare facility clients.

    2002

    • June  AMN Healthcare acquires RN.com, an ANCC-accredited provider of continuing education for registered nurses.
    • October  AMN Healthcare is awarded the 2002 Staffing Industry Communications Award by the American Staffing Association in acknowledgement of “exceptional achievement” regarding work with the Thousand Smiles Foundation.

    2001

    • May  Recognizing the demand for quality nurses from foreign countries, AMN Healthcare acquires O'Grady Peyton International, the leading international travel nurse staffing company.
    • May  AMN Healthcare launches NursingJobs.com, an online job network for healthcare professionals.
    • September  In the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, AMN Healthcare team members raise more than $32,000 for American Red Cross relief efforts.
    • November  AMN Healthcare becomes a publicly traded company, appearing for the first time on the New York Stock Exchange.
    • December  AMN Healthcare launches TravelNursing.com, a website recognized as the authority in travel nursing and providing feature articles and job information on the travel healthcare profession.

    2000

    • June  AMN Healthcare acquires Nurses Rx, a national travel nurse staffing company based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
    • August  AMN Healthcare launches its first portal site, NurseZone.com, a comprehensive website providing news, resources, career information, and lifestyle articles for nurses, students and new graduates.

    1998

    • November  American Mobile Healthcare acquires Medical Express, a national travel nurse staffing company based in Denver.
    • December  Recognizing the opportunity to better serve clients through a single staffing provider while still maintaining separate recruitment brands, AMN Healthcare is launched.

    1996

    • October  American Mobile Healthcare enters cyberspace, launching its first websites. In the October 1996 company newsletter, Susan Salka writes: "Someday in the future, it is conceivable that every American Mobile Healthcare employee will have an Internet e-mail address and can communicate with their travelers online. (Don't get too excited yet … we are a few project years away from this)".
    • November  A milestone is achieved as American Mobile Healthcare has 1,000 travelers on assignment.

    1994

    • March  American Mobile Nurses and American Mobile Therapists merge to become American Mobile Healthcare.

    1991

    • January  American Mobile Nurses launches American Mobile Therapists.
    • February  American Mobile Nurses establishes its first executive client accounts with Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, the UC San Diego Medical Center, and New York University Medical Center.

    1990

    • June  Susan Salka (formerly Nowakowski), current President and CEO of AMN Healthcare, joins the company as its first Chief Financial Officer.

    1987

    • July  American Mobile Nurses makes the move from Las Vegas, Nevada to its new home in San Diego, California.

    1985

    • March  American Mobile Nurses, Inc., is founded.
    • March  American Mobile Nurses places its first traveler, Doris Ward, through Washoe Medical Center in Reno, Nevada.

     

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