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At AMN Healthcare, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) represents our commitment to economic and social development that will have a positive impact on the health and well-being of our team members, local and global communities, and stakeholders at large, while advancing the quality of our company through engagement in the world around us. As a company steeped in our Core Values of passion, trust, respect, customer focus, continuous improvement, and innovation, we have always held our operations to high standards. Our CSR Report shares this commitment with all of our stakeholders.
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The following five charities, sponsored by various AMN team members, have been selected receive $500 grants, for a total of $2,500 in grants for our 2018 final quarter.
AMN thanks our team members for championing these wonderful non-profits and bringing attention to their important missions.
AMN team members across the country wore red to bring attention to heart disease and stroke as a leading cause of death for American men and women and support the American Hearth Association. The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.
Our team members were proud to partner with the North Texas Food Bank and volunteer to package products for those in need during the winter season. The North Texas Food Bank is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization, providing access to more than 190,000 meals each day for hungry children, seniors and families across a 13-county service area.
The AMN Healthcare Employee Resource Group, SLIDE (Strength Lies in Diversity and Equality), served furloughed federal government workers at Minnie's Food Pantry on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Pictured with Cheryl Jackson (center), the founder of Minnie’s Food Pantry, the team remembered Martin Luther King’s words, “The time is always right to do what is right.”
Our Dallas team members grilled delicious gourmet cheese sandwiches and made a pot of creamy tomato basil soup from scratch to keep residents of the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas warm and toasty this winter season! Serving as a “home away from home” for these families, the services provided by Ronald McDonald House focus on providing an atmosphere of comfort and care for families going through difficult times.
San Diego team members and their families collected individual toys to benefit Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego at the 14th Annual AMN Healthcare Toy Drive & Charity Breakfast. They enjoyed a delicious breakfast, photo with Santa, crafts, face painting, and balloon hats for the kids.
Our Omaha team members partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands to raise donations for families in need during the holiday season with a poker night and cookie walk. But the fun didn’t stop there – as team members wrapped and gifted presents to children from their wish lists! As a donor and volunteer supported organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 7 through 18, throughout the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro area.
For the fifth consecutive year, team members partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities to raise donations with a Wine & Fries event. Those who attended Wine & Fries tasted wines from 20 different growers ranging from Oregon to South Africa, while raising donations for the Ronald McDonald House of Savannah. Team members were eager to participate in a night that raised money to keep the “house that love built” homey for the families of Savannah with children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals.
For more than twenty years, AMN volunteers across North Texas have been making the holidays a little brighter for the children at Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas. This year was no exception! The annual tradition included a tree lighting and decorating ceremony at the hospital in November. Each tree had a unique theme, and AMN Healthcare chose Toy Story for our unique tree.
The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run brought joy to our team members who volunteered their time to raise awareness and donations for a cure to arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation leads the fight for the arthritis community through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science, and community connections.
Our team members proudly supported the Movember Foundation by growing mustaches and beards during the month of November to raise donations for various men’s health charities! Following a company-wide vote, winners of the Best Mustache, Best Beard, Most Growth, and Best Overall Look categories donated $250 each to the men’s health charity of their choice.
To raise funds for the North Texas Food Bank, members of the AMN Employee Resource Group, PAVE (Power and Value in Equality) grouped up for a friendly competition and four-day fundraiser that included freshly made waffles, bundt cakes, and other treats! The goal of PAVE is to support the retention and advancement of women at AMN Healthcare and beyond through structured programming focused on professional and personal development, especially as it relates to leadership.
To benefit Project Purple® and raise awareness for pancreatic cancer research, AMN Healthcare made a donation for each team member who wore purple on November 15, 2018.
Since 2014, AMN has participated in “Wear Purple for a Purpose” each November in support of raising awareness about pancreatic cancer and cancer research. Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. and has the lowest survival rate among major cancers.
The San Diego office hosted its first Multicultural Fair, where team members representing cultures from all over the world hosted tables that included food, drink, artwork, and history.
Team members shared food and stories about their cultures with pride and love. Cultures of Africa, China, Germany, Guam, Guatemala, Hawaii, India, Laos, Mexico, Philippines, and Sweden were represented. The event featured a live mariachi band and Polynesian dancers.
A check for over $22,000 was presented by AMN Dallas team members to benefit the North Texas Food Bank for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Dallas team members grouped up for a friendly competition and four-day fundraiser that included freshly made waffles, Bundt cakes, and other treats!
Thirty San Diego team members, including Chief Financial Officer Brian Scott and Chief Information Officer Mark Hagan, recently participated in the Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon and 5K to benefit Make-A-Wish San Diego!
Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has given hope, strength, and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions.
For the first annual Multicultural Fair that was held in Dallas, team members celebrated the many cultures represented in organization by hosting tables with food, drink, artwork, and history.
The event included performance from mariachis and Bollywood dancers, as well as a presentation from team members dressed in traditional clothing of their culture.
To benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Center at South Shore Hospital, team members from Phillips DiPisa purchased ribbons through a local high school soccer team program to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives to breast cancer and to support those who are still fighting the disease.
They also matched fudraising efforts from the soccer team to raise money for to promote breast cancer awareness and research.
A 45-member AMN Healthcare team was eager to show its support for Multiple Sclerosis awareness by running, crawling, and swinging through the MuckFest MS mud run!
The normally serene Southfork Ranch became the setting for a gut-busting laugh riot as team members fumbled to get through the obstacle course. “AMN Healthcare Heroes” broke up into smaller crews that helped push and pull each other through the challenging hurdles.
AMN sponsored the event to benefit the American Multiple Sclerosis Society, a nonprofit that helps people who suffer the unpredictable and often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.
In September 2018, AMN Healthcare volunteers embarked on their sixth annual medical and community development mission to the highlands of Guatemala, where volunteer teams provided impoverished indigenous people with integrated healthcare including critical surgeries, and installed safety stoves and water purification systems in homes.
So far, the six AMN missions to Guatemala have directly helped more than 18,000 people, benefiting families and communities. Learn more about Team Hope's accomplishments in 2018!
Team members from our Leaders For Today division took a day to give back by visiting clinicians and patients at the New England Baptist Hospital, Jimmy Fund Clinic, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Team members decorated candy carts filled to the brim with snacks, and passed out treats to clinicians. They also prepared gift bags for children receiving treatment at the Jimmy Fund Clinic.
Group members were proud to provide their time and resources to give back to both the caregivers and patients.
Our inspiring Dallas and San Diego summer associates attended a community outreach event in their local neighborhoods. In Dallas, our associates volunteered at the North Texas Food Bank and prepped, sorted, and packed pineapples. In the end, they made 373 bags of pineapples equaling 1,865 pounds!
In San Diego, our associates volunteered at Feeding San Diego and sorted and integrity and date checked 2,000 pounds of reclamation product that will be distributed to partner agencies across San Diego to help those facing hunger. Our associates have made their impact at AMN, and we look forward to seeing them continue to grow!
The services provided by Ronald McDonald House focus on offering a feeling of comfort and care for families going through demanding times.
AMN is proud that our team members supported the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas by cooking the dinner service. Kevin G., our volunteer head chef, created the menu which consisted of a main course of parmesan chicken and parmesan zucchini as a vegetarian option. Rice and steamed vegetables were the side dishes followed by a caramelized banana sundae. The meal was a treat with residents who were extremely appreciative!
AMN Healthcare was proud to support San Diego Pride 2018! More than 400 AMN team members and their family/friends handed out over 5,000 flags, rainbow leis, and lollipops along the parade route. We also had 30 team members that represented AMN in our corporate tent over the two day festival, engaging the crowd with a prize wheel and awarding over 10,000 AMN prizes.
AMN Healthcare is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse team, and was most recently named to Bloomberg’s 2018 Gender Equality Index and Human Rights Campaign’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index. Our commitment to LGBTQ equality includes our team members, the nurses and physicians we staff, and the communities we serve.
Learn more about our diversity and inclusion efforts.
Team members from our B.E. Smith division organized an office volunteer day, where nearly 70 team members participated with four local organizations. These organizations included Operation Breakthrough, City Union Mission, Wayside Waifs, and the Ronald McDonald House.
Team members eagerly split up into various groups and traveled to these organizations! At Operation Breakthrough, volunteers cleaned and organized sleeping cots for children who may not have appropriate sleeping arrangements at home. At City Union Mission, volunteers did everything from organizing freezer space, to stocking shelves, to making snack bags, to shucking corn! The Wayside Waifs group helped with laundry and making treats for sheltered animals, and the Ronald McDonald House group assembled snack bags for the families of patients in the nearby Children’s Mercy Hospital.
Our Atlanta team members with Merritt Hawkins enjoyed a day of volunteering at Camp Twin Lakes! The volunteers played and interacted with children who have arthritis, Down syndrome, and cancer as they navigated their way through the camp.
Camp Twin Lakes provides an opportunity for children to do the fun things they are capable of doing but aren’t always accessible to them. More than 300 kids ranging from ages 5-18 participated in the camp.
In June, team members traveled to Eustis, Florida to visit Camp Boggy Creek, a camp open year round for medically fragile children and their families. Camp Boggy Creek offers a week long camp session at no cost to the family.
While team members toured the state of the art medical facility, the camp was filled with children living with cancer enjoying all the sports and activities that are offered at a "regular" camp.
Camp Boggy Creek was founded in 1996 by Paul Newman and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, with one simple premise in mind, that every child, no matter their illness, could experience the transformational spirit and friendships that go hand in hand with camp.
The Ronald McDonald House serves as a “home away from home” for families with a nearby hospitalized child, helping with the expense of staying in another city. The services provided by Ronald McDonald House also focus on providing an atmosphere of comfort and care for families going through difficult times.
AMN is proud that our team members were able to connect with and support them through the dinner service this June. Our volunteer team head chef, Trent Hughes created the Ronald McDonald House menu, which included homemade spaghetti, buttered garlic bread, spring salad, and assorted cookies.
The dinner program allows families a small sense of normalcy and an opportunity to see just how much AMN cares.
Following Guatemala’s Volcano Fuego eruption, AMN Healthcare partnered with International Esperanza Project to support disaster recovery and help provide over 632 pairs of shoes to children, many of whom lost their only pair running away from hot lava, ash, and mud.
We look forward to our annual medical and community mission trip to Guatemala to continue to give aid to this community.
This Memorial Day, we made an impact on the lives that protect and guard our freedom. Many team members in our Dallas office came out to support Carry the Load, an annual fundraiser that honors and celebrates the sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes and raises funds to provide direct services to them and their families.
AMN Healthcare was thrilled to sponsor the special event, and between the sponsorship and online donations, as well as fundraising through the sale of t-shirts, root beer floats, and ice cream, we donated over $23,000!
The following five charities, sponsored by various AMN team members, have been selected receive a $500 grant each, for a total of $2,500 for our 2017 final quarter.
Medefis, an AMN Healthcare division in Nebraska, recently volunteered to build a new home in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Omaha.
Habitat for Humanity partners with families in need to build or improve a place to call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers. The nonprofit also provides home ownership workshops and manageable loans.
By Julie Fletcher, Chief Talent Officer, AMN Healthcare
As we start a new year, I am grateful to look back at the long-standing partnership between AMN Healthcare and the San Diego Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
AMN first got involved with the San Diego Make-A-Wish Foundation through the annual Walk for Wishes by organizing a walking group to raise awareness for the organization. What started as a team-building event with our HR department has now grown to include several departments within our San Diego offices as well as team members in Dallas and other locations. This past year we had our largest Walk for Wishes team to date with more than 400 walkers taking part in the San Diego event.
In 2015, AMN Healthcare partnered with the San Diego Make-a-Wish Foundation to mark our successful 30 years in healthcare and to grant the wish of a 10-year-old heart transplant patient. Caden and his family were thrilled when the team surprised him with a brand new backyard, including a play structure, trampoline, and tropical landscaping.
In addition to our support of the San Diego Make-a-Wish Foundation, our B.E. Smith team based in Lenexa, KS grants wishes for local families through their Make-a-Wish chapter.
In all of these moments, I’m reminded of how truly appreciative I am to work with colleagues who share a passion for helping others and a company that encourages community service.
My experience with the San Diego Make-a-Wish Foundation is truly an enjoyable one. I am inspired by the organization’s commitment to give families the opportunity to not think about disease for a moment and instead focus on something positive. In many instances, our work to grant wishes results in stories of healing, such as Caden’s recovery did. I became a board member in 2013 because it was and is an extraordinary opportunity to continue giving back to members of my community and to engage AMN in this work.
I’m extremely grateful to be associated with two organizations who support the higher cause of patient care. AMN team members have gone above and beyond to help put smiles on the faces of many Make-a-Wish families, and I know they will continue to volunteer in support of as many Wish Kids as they can. I look forward to helping the AMN Healthcare and Make-A-Wish partnership continue to grow.
On December 16, AMN team members and their families gathered at our San Diego headquarters for the 13th annual Toy Drive and Charity Breakfast. They enjoyed a delicious breakfast, photo with Santa, crafts, face painting, and balloon hats for the kids.
This year, over 400 individual toys were collected and delivered by team members to benefit the Community Resource Center and their Holiday Baskets Program!
In December 2017, The First String Healthcare in Irvine participated in the Adopt-A-Family program coordinated by S.O.S., a local Orange County organization that provides a host of health, social, and other services to those in need.
This program connected The First String to a family with four young children who are living with their grandparents after their parents left the area to find work. In hopes of helping support the family and bring joy during the holiday season, team members donated money and time to obtain memorable gifts for this deserving family. The gifts included gift cards for grocery stores so the family could have a full pantry for the holidays as well as a bicycle, toys, diapers, and other necessities for the children.
The following five charities, sponsored by various AMN team members, have been selected by the AMN Grant Committee to receive a $500 grant each, for a total of $2,500 for our 2017 final quarter.
The AMN Grant Committee thanks our team members for championing these wonderful non-profits and bringing attention to their important missions.
Julie Fletcher, Chief Talent Officer recently championed the addition of Volunteer Time Off (VTO) for team members. This benefit gives each team member eight (8) hours each year that they can use during normal worktime to support a cause that is important to them.
In 2017, more than 850 AMN team members have volunteered nearly 7,000 hours to improve their local communities.
Since 2014, AMN has raised awareness for Pancreatic Cancer by participating in “Wear Purple for a Purpose” each November in support of cancer research. In 2017, AMN pledged to donate $2 for each team member who wore purple on Friday, November 17. As a result, AMN will donate $1,500 to pancreatic cancer research!
AMN team members from across the country were eager to support first responders and disaster relief efforts with donations matched by AMN Healthcare and totaling over $15,000.
In addition, team members from Dallas and Utah contributed with a “Change is Good” campaign for Houston, where team members were encouraged to donate change. The outpour of generosity was tremendous, and team members gathered over $6,000 in just a few weeks for the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund.
Team members recently hosted a non-perishable food drive to benefit the Food Bank for the Heartland – collecting well over 1,000 pounds of dry goods! Soon after, these team members collected and donated cold weather accessories to the Open Door Mission, which provides shelter and meals to those living in poverty.
The team also held a turkey drive to benefit the Open Door Mission, and donated 873 pounds of non-perishable food items and 60 turkeys at roughly 750 pounds. This donation was earmarked for Thanksgiving meal preparation of Thanksgiving meal kits that were donated to families in need.
November 28 marked “Giving Tuesday” for our Lenexa location – an event that is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving to kick off the charitable season. Team members were able to raise and contribute over $6,000 to the City Union Mission in Kansas City. Efforts from this team will fund more than 3,000 meals for the poor and disadvantaged.
To kick off the holiday season, Atlanta team members went to the Ronald McDonald House to help prepare and serve breakfast and lunch to families with children staying at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Scottish Rite. With its 31 bedrooms, it has helped more than 10,000 families over the years and has been at full capacity for over six months.
Team members recently competed in a cross-office food drive competition to see whether the Atlanta or St. Louis location could gather more food items. These offices made a huge contribution and donated over 900 food items!
Atlanta sent their items to North Fulton Community Charities, which dedicated to building self-sufficiency and preventing homelessness and hunger. St. Louis sent their items to H.E.R.O.E.S Care (Homefront Enabling Relationships, Opportunities, and Empowerment through Support), which provides support for members of all branches of the military and their families through pre-deployment, deployment, family reintegration and post-deployment.
In September 2017, 15 AMN corporate team members and 10 AMN sponsored clinicians, traveled to Guatemala in partnership with International Esperanza Project. This was the company’s 5th annual volunteer trip. By providing medical care to the local community and installing stoves in family homes to help create a safer indoor environment, Team HOPE touched over 2,500 lives.
This milestone journey was a pillar of the team’s great work over the last five years, helping over 16,000 individuals in rural Guatemala since 2013.
AMN Healthcare volunteers recently gathered to serve dinner at the Ronald McDonald House in San Diego. Team members were happy to cook and serve dinner for families with children staying at the local hospital. The dinner program allows families a small sense of normalcy and an opportunity to see just how much AMN cares.
Serving as a “home away from home” for these families, the services provided by Ronald McDonald House focus on providing an atmosphere of comfort and care for families going through difficult times. AMN is proud that our team members were able to connect with and support just a few.
On Tuesday, July 18, CEO Susan Salka and AMN Summer Associates joined Feeding San Diego in the fight against hunger. Fellow volunteers prepped, cleaned, and performed quality checks on vegetables while preparing “ready to eat” food containers. One in eight adults, and one in five children, do not have a reliable source of food at home. In partnership with Feeding San Diego, we made a difference!
During the event, volunteers prepared:
In May 2017, AMN team members gathered in support of the Mental Health Systems (MHS) meditation garden rejuvenation project by painting “messages of hope” for those who battle mental illness. Seeking to create awareness and community for this cause, AMN Healthcare partnered with MHS in 2015, sending messages to a single facility in San Diego each year. This year, the organization donated messages to the MHS Bradley Building in Escondido, CA.
Moving forward, AMN Healthcare is finding ways to expand the program to other locations and is providing team members with “to-go bags” so they can craft messages from home.
In addition to various involvements with non-profit organizations throughout the year, AMN Healthcare offers a grant to its team members through the Community Connections program. This grant makes it possible for team members to act as a funding partner for the non-profit organization of their choice.
The following five charities, sponsored by various AMN team members, have been selected by the AMN Grant Committee to receive a $500 grant each, for a total of $2,500 for our 2017 2nd quarter.
By Denise Jackson, General Counsel and Senior Vice President, AMN Healthcare
This past weekend, 36 AMN Healthcare team members ran a collective 579 miles at Ragnar SoCal. But beyond the miles they covered as part of this annual 193 mile relay race across Southern California, AMN Healthcare’s three running teams also raised more than $25,000 for Girls on the Run. I am thrilled to count myself as a member of the AMN Healthcare SoleMates Team as AMN, Girls on the Run and running are all important parts of my life.
I first got involved with Girls on the Run as a Running Buddy in 2006. I was inspired by the organization’s belief that any girl can define who she wants to be, can rise to any challenge and can change the world. I also love the organization’s approach to developing the whole girl – physically, emotionally and socially – through an experience-based curriculum, community service and mentorship that integrates running.
After seeing the impact of the Girls on the Run program in San Diego, I quickly expanded my involvement with the organization. Since 2012, I have served on the Board for Girls on the Run International and am extremely proud to be the Chairperson.
I am grateful to work at a company that values community service and personal as well as professional growth. I helped start the AMN Healthcare Team SoleMates, a running group that supports our team members in pursuing their passion for running and making an impact in their local community. SoleMates has participated in a number of running events on behalf of Girls on the Run, raising more than $150,000 since we started the team in 2008.
This will be AMN Healthcare Team SoleMates’ fourth year participating in Ragnar. One of the reasons I started running was because of the community around the sport and Ragnar is a perfect race to showcase that spirit with team members depending on one another to complete each portion of the race and provide encouragement along the way. Girls on the Run’s mission of empowering every girl to achieve her limitless potential is inspiring to me, and one of the reasons I stay so motivated to continue competing in endurance races. I want to share my passion and the vision of this great organization with others. I am a Girl on the Run!
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/
We wrapped AMN’s birthday month with a very successful event
at 10-year-old Caden’s house – granting his wish and making over his backyard to
have a play structure, trampoline, lots of lush tropical landscaping – even installing
a box brimming with new toys for him and his siblings to enjoy!
AMN’s employees worked hard to complete all of the yard
work, and even celebrated with a neighborhood block party at the end of the
day. Needless to say, Caden's expression was that of sheer joy when he returned
from LEGOLAND with his family and saw his new backyard -- and all the love and
support from everyone there!
A huge thank you to everyone who participated and
supported our birthday celebration of partnering with the Make-a-Wish
Foundation to make this very special little boy’s wish come true.
As a bonus, we also had an amazing turnout by every local
news station, which captured the highlights of the day, leading up to the big
reveal of Caden’s new backyard.
AMN’s employees volunteered to help work on the yard, donated toys and hosted a party for him at the end of the day, on March 30. It was an emotional day for Caden and his family as well as the AMN team.
sure to check out all the pictures and videos from the day’s event on our event album and watch the videos of making Caden's wish on our event playlist. Follow the event tweets below.
We all wish Caden continued health and well-being. And a
happy 30thAMN! Here’s to many more years of success!
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.
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