AMN Healthcare History

Workforce Solutions Innovation in Action: The Story of AMN Healthcare. Join us as we trace the growth of our company from a regional travel nursing staffing company to a national healthcare workforce solutions provider.

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2021-2020 2019-2010 2009-2000 1999-1985

2021-2020

 

2021

January
April
  • AMN Healthcare acquires Synzi, virtual care communication platform that enables organizations to conduct virtual visits and use secure messaging, text, and email for clinician-to-patient and clinician-to-clinician communications
June

 

2020

January
February
  • AMN Healthcare acquires Stratus Video to broaden a footprint in lowering barriers to healthcare for people with limited English proficiency and extend the ability to nurture healthy and vibrant communities.
March
May
November
December

2019-2010

 

2019

January
  • AMN Healthcare acquires Silversheet to reduce the complexities and challenges of the credentialing process for clinicians and healthcare organizations.
  • AMN Healthcare listed to the Bloomberg 2019 Gender Equality Index.
April
May
June
September
  • AMN Healthcare completes 7th annual medical mission trip to Guatemala.
October
November

 

2018

January
April
May
June
July
August
September

 

2017

September
November

 

2016

January
  • AMN Healthcare acquires B.E. Smith to expand leadership position in healthcare workforce solutions.
June
October
  • AMN Healthcare changes its NYSE trading symbol from "AHS" to "AMN".

 

2015

January
February
  • AMN Healthcare CEO, President and Director Susan Salka celebrates 25 years at AMN Healthcare.
March
  • AMN Healthcare celebrates it's 30th Anniversary
June
September
  • AMN Healthcare acquires The First String Healthcare to enhance interim and permanent nursing leadership capabilities.
October
November

 

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 Healthcare 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.
  • 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 Healthcare 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 Healthcare 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.
  • 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 Healthcare 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 Healthcare 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 Healthcare 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.

 

2009-2000

 

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 Healthcare Board of Directors elects Douglas D. Wheat to serve as Chairman of the Board.
August
  • AMN Healthcare 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 Healthcare 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Healthcare partners with the American Heart Association to support its annual Heart Walk.
October
  • AMN Healthcare Cares, the company’s community service program, receives the 2005 National Public Service Award from the American Staffing Association.
  • AMN Healthcare acquires Texas-based MHA Group (now Merritt Hawkins), the nation's leader in temporary and permanent physician staffing services; making AMN Healthcare 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.
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.
  • 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.

 

1999-1985

 

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

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