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As the leader and innovator in healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services to healthcare facilities across the nation, AMN Healthcare believes in the benefits of investing in the future of our communities through the following:
We feel a strong commitment on behalf of our team members to responsibly use our resources to support non-profits and community activities through focused efforts primarily in the areas of:
Our programs primarily serves the communities in which the majority of our team members live and work and we are proud to make a positive impact on the lives of our neighbors. AMN encourages our team members to get involved in organizations they have an interest in and feel passionate about. AMN supports our team member’s engagement in their local community through paid volunteer time off, gift matching and community grants. Coming together in community service with our team members represents a fundamental act of citizenship for individuals, AMN Healthcare and community members to create a stronger, more cohesive society and reinforces our mission of "Helping Achieve Professional and Personal Goals Everyday" by encouraging employees to take an active role in their community.
AMN Healthcare will only support non-profits that encourage diversity, promote tolerance, nondenominational values and ethics, and also respect all team members beliefs, privacy, and dignity.
AMN team members from across the United States joined together to volunteer virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Partnering with Safehaven of Tarrant County and Hope’s Door New Beginning, several AMN team members participated in virtual storytime events for women and children who are seeking refuge as victims of domestic violence. Team members have enjoyed telling Dr. Seuss stories while dressing up in costume and speaking in character voices!
During the COVID-19 health crisis, the Scottish Rite Hospital has provided life-saving treatment for children with cancer and babies who are premature or have congenital heart defects and must remain in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit for weeks or months at a time. As a result, the Ronald McDonald House of Atlanta continues to serve families at their homes by following safey procedures and social distancing guidelines.
AMN team members assisted the Ronald McDonald House by sending dinner to these families, who enjoyed Zoë’s delicious kabobs, savory sides, and chocolate chip cookies!
Merritt Hawkins, an AMN Healthcare division based in Dallas, TX, along with other company and donor sponsors, helped raise money and resources to benefit The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB). Through a partnership with Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House restaurant, Merritt Hawkins took part in the fundraiser to support NTFB, who are currently serving an average of 650 families per week.
The need for basic necessities such as food has skyrocketed due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy. The NTFB provides essential food assistance to people who have been affected by COVID-19.
As the NTFB shifts from crisis mode to sustaining this heightened response for the foreseeable future, they have needed supporters, like Merritt Hawkins and AMN Healthcare, to help them.
AMN Healthcare had its 2nd Annual Fundraiser to support the NTFB last November, and also volunteers often at the food bank. Over the last two years, these fundraisers have raised over 40,000.
AMN has partnered with team members across the company to create a video compilation of AMN kids singing their thanks to the healthcare heroes, who are a true light to our communities!
The theme song, "This Little Light of Mine," is a tribute to our first responders. Florence Nightengale, a revolutionary figure in nursing, was also known as the Lady with the Lamp. She said, "To be ‘in charge’ is certainly not only to carry out the proper measures yourself but to see that everyone else does so too.”
The AMN crew recently paid a visit to the front entrance of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Plano, Texas, by unloading 125 lunch boxes containing chipotle meatloaf wraps, house salad with vinaigrette, and mini chocolate cakes. Among those pitching in to unload the meals was CEO Susan Salka.
“I came here to show my support to those on the frontlines of the pandemic,” she said. “This is an expression of our profound gratitude to healthcare workers everywhere – from ambulance drivers to respiratory therapists, from ICU nurses to pulmonologists. They have risen to the challenge in the most heroic ways and answered the call of their country and their profession. They are working under the most stressful and overwhelming conditions. They are putting their own lives at risk. They are isolating from their families. We need to support them in every way we can – as AMN team members, as residents of our communities and as a nation.”
AMN Healthcare thanks Judd Fruia, VP of Operations at Haywire / Front Burner Restaurants, for the amazing food his team provided!
The AMN deliveries to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital have expanded to other hospitals in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, including Parkland Memorial Hospital, and Baylor Scott and White Medical Center. In total, AMN team members delivered 2,500 meals!
Team members from our ShiftWise division shared their appreciation for local first responders by baking and delivering treats to five Fire and Rescue stations in Portland and Tigard, Oregon!
The team visited Stations 50 and 51 in Tigard and Stations 4, 20, and 24 in Portland. The team was especially excited to meet their neighbors, who work hard to ensure the safety of others.
The first responders were incredibly appreciative and kind when receiving the unexpected treats, which included:
AMN Healthcare was proud to take part in the City of Dallas’ 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week, which included volunteerism, events, ceremonies, and a parade. Team members eagerly represented AMN through our sponsorship of the Martin King Jr. Gala and Parade by celebrating and perpetuating the need for racial equality while celebrating our diversity!
Team members from our Employee Resource Group, SLIDE (Strength Lies in Diversity and Equality), marched in the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. Sporting their SLIDE t-shirts, the team acted on their goal to build a community that upholds the inherent worth of people of color in an atmosphere of mutual respect, trust, and civility within the workforce and our community.
Also taking place that week, the Scholarship & Awards Gala supported the educational aspirations of the City of Dallas youth through scholarships and recognized the City of Dallas residents that have made invaluable contributions to their communities reflecting the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Team members from every division, in a variety of roles, also joined the cause, from recruiters to our CEO, Susan Salka!
AMN team members in Dallas, TX, proudly joined CEO, Susan Salka and her husband to volunteer for families in need at the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas.
The team joined together in making tasty stuffed manicotti with Italian sausage, mixed sautéed peppers with sausage, salads, toasted buttery garlic bread, banana pudding, cookies, and brownies.
Founded in 2003, Operation Gratitude provides volunteer opportunities and service projects to meet the evolving needs of our Military and their families.
In 2019, Operation Gratitude delivered more than a half million care packages to the Military and their families by engaging proud civilians through service projects, community events, and in-person package deliveries across the nation.
Thousands of those care packages included Battalion Buddies that were hand-delivered to Military children for comfort while their parents are serving overseas and in the U.S.
Team members from our Phillips DiPisa division in Hingham, MA, assembled Battalion Buddies for these children!
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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Team members from our Nursefinders division in St. Louis, MO donated more than 200 items to the Military Food Pantry! These items included food and toiletry items for members the U.S. military and their families.
The Military Food Pantry has been serving the U.S. military and their families for 13 years and operates strictly by community support. This year alone, the Pantry has served 1,653 veterans, local and deployed soldiers, and their families.
AMN Healthcare hosted its second annual fundraiser to benefit the North Texas Food Bank and supprt those who are suffering from food insecurity. Team members raised $20,000 which amounts to 60,000 meals in partnership with the North Texas Food Bank! The team is proud to continue their effort to close the hunger gap in North Texas by providing access to nutritious meals.
AMN team members recently visited the Genesis Women’s Shelter to cook a Thanksgiving Feast!
The annual event was hosted by Genesis HeROs (He Respects Others), a group of fathers, brothers, boyfriends, sons, friends, and husbands who are dedicated to creating safe homes and communities for domestic violence survivors.
Our team members assisted the HeROs to serve dinner to around 100 women and children at the shelter.
Genesis Women’s Shelter was created to give women in abusive situations a way out. Their emergency shelter is where women and their children are welcome to stay for up to six weeks. After a family has completed the six weeks stay, they are sometimes not in a position to live independently. In association with Genesis Women’s Shelter, Annie’s House allows them to stay up to 12 months in a private apartment.
Dallas team members attended the Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Black Tie Ball at the Hilton Anatole. Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) has a goal to help all children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with volunteer mentors. The AMN team is proud to support mentoring relationships for the children who need it most in the Dallas community.
BBBS mentors approximately 2,000 kids each year. Even with that kind of outreach, there are still over 800 kids in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex that are on the waitlist for a mentor.
AMN is fortunate to have three team members that are actively involved with BBBS.
Team members from our O’Grady Peyton division in Savannah, GA hosted a food drive for Emmaus House, which serves as an interfaith ministry that feeds breakfast to more than 200 hungry people each morning, Monday through Friday.
The team came bright and early with supplies and stayed for several hours to prepare and serve food to the homeless of Savannah. For a “paper drive,” the team filled two cars with more than 1000 products from Styrofoam cups and plates to dishwashing fluid and napkins. Emmaus House was so grateful for their contributions, but particularly for the participation to serve breakfast in the morning.
The team fed over 150 people and some made upwards of 500 pancakes which were served the following day.
Dallas team members had the privilege to walk at The North Texas Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to help bring light to the darkness of cancer for this past year. Each year friends, families, and co-workers form teams to raise money in support of LLS mission. This event took place on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Frisco Square.
LLS has the mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
They were proud to come together as an AMN team to take steps together to help end cancer. Two of our very own team members are survivors of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and were there to support and honor their victory over the fight against cancer!
Team AMN raised awareness for breast cancer research at the Susan G. Komen Dallas County Race for the Cure! The initiative raised more than $1M to invest in breakthrough research with the goal of reducing the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026.
Dallas team members attended the International Student Foundation 2019 Gala. The International Student Foundation (ISF) is a private charitable organization which helps youth who have been orphaned or aged out of foster care to pursue a college education.
The event helped to raise funds for the nearly 25,000 young people that are emancipated from the foster care system at the age of 18 and left to “do life” on their own. One in five become homeless and less than 3% graduate college. ISF hopes to bridge this gap by providing scholarships, mentorship, and leadership development to students accepted into its program.
The Black Tie Dinner, held in Dallas, TX is the largest fundraising dinner for the LGBTQ community in the nation. Funds raised at the event and events sponsored throughout the year benefit several organizations. Several team members attended the special event on behalf of AMN Healthcare.
Each year, the Black Tie Dinner Board of Directors select up to 20 North Texas Beneficiaries and a National Beneficiary, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, to receive proceeds from that year’s Dinner. To date, Black Tie Dinner has distributed over $23M to its beneficiaries and distributed $1.18M in 2018 with $600k going to North Texas Organizations.
The AMN Healthcare Team Hope Mission to Guatemala, which provides life-changing and sustainable assistance to people in the country's impoverished highlands, has been awarded the American Staffing Association's top Care Award for exceptional corporate social responsibility.
Each year, Team Hope brings volunteer nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals to Guatemala to set up an acute-care hospital, pharmacy, and clinic that provide critical surgeries, medical care, therapy, and dentistry. As part of Team Hope, volunteers from the AMN family of companies go into the community to carry out development projects in homes and schools.
Over the years, the AMN missions to the highlands of Guatemala have improved the lives of more than 20,000 people. In the 2019 mission to Guatemala, Team Hope completed 104 surgeries, installed 72 safety stoves, provided care for 1,512 clinic patients, and built the school community center – all in about five days. Former Louisiana US Senator Mary Landrieu took part in the 2019 Team Hope mission, working on the stove teams and other projects.
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More than 60 of our San Diego team members 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.
AMN Healthcare sponsored the special event, where our team won two awards for the Largest Corporate Team and Fastest Corporate Team!
Team members from Portland and Omaha relayed a combined 329 miles over two days to raise funds for local nonprofits!
With the help of AMN Healthcare donation matching, the Portland to Coast ShiftWalkers team raised $5,284.14 to support Albertina Kerr, which offers a wide range of services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health challenges in Portland, the Northwest, and beyond.
In addition, the Hood to Coast team raised $5,121.52 to support the Sunshine Division, which provides food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need.
The Dallas team prepared enchilada casseroles, refried beans, Spanish rice, and a large mixed greens salad for the residents of the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. Billing Specialist Bridget D. served as head chef by perfecting the recipe and leading the sous chefs into the preparation of the delicious meal. An assortment of brownies and cookies topped the delicious dinner!
The volunteers were able to feed many busy families caring for their sick and injured children. Credentialing Analyst Valeria L. loved her experience and said, “I really enjoyed making dinner and working as a team. It was a real feel-good moment, and I would do it all over again.”
Our Summer Associates partnered with the San Diego Food Bank to package 1,140 boxes for local seniors on the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.
Last year, the Food Bank distributed 28 million pounds of food, and the Food Bank serves, on average, 350,000 people per month in San Diego County.
During their visit, the team packaged 33,060 pounds of food for a total of 77,550 meals! We thank this team for giving back to their community.
The AMN Business Solutions team members volunteered to help children who grow out of foster care by assembling and donating hygiene bags for Just in Time for Foster Youth in San Diego and CitySquare in Dallas. Just in Time for Foster Youth concentrates on helping young adults transition from the foster care system into adulthood.
Lisa L., VP of Business Solutions shared, “Children are our greatest treasure and I could not be more proud of our team members for coming together to help make an impact in our communities and contribute to a meaningful cause.”
Business Solutions team members, alongside the Employee Resource Group for gender equality, collected donations to supply the necessities we take for granted daily. They raised over $600 through donations and a baked goods sale. The San Diego and Dallas team donated over 1,000 essential items to complete 296 bags filled with shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothbrushes, and other basic needs.
The Learning and Talent Development Team gave back to the community by picking up trash along the boardwalk, beach, and parks surrounding Mission Beach, California. The team was able to fill 12 trash bags making a positive influence in the community.
The team was grateful to give back to the community using their Volunteer Time Off (VTO) benefit!
Team members from the B.E. Smith division in Lenexa, Kansas hosted their second annual day of giving back to the community. This year, 75 team members volunteered at six different charities!
Team members participated in activities such as preparing snack bags for families with patients receiving treatment at Children’s Mercy Hospital and cleaned the living areas of the House. At City Union Mission, team members painted the exterior of a shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. At Operation Breakthrough, employees moved furniture and cleaned out closets, while the group at the B.E. Smith Family Center participated in a fun day of water activities with the children of the center. The group at Harvesters did a variety of activities, from sorting canned food, placing food into sacks for distribution to local food pantries, and shucking corn! The Wayside Waifs group folded linens and prepared treats for the furry residents of the shelter.
The AMN Healthcare team was well represented at PrideSTL which took place at Soldiers Memorial in downtown St. Louis! The AMN booth was active and engaged with many local medical professionals stopping by to learn more about AMN and our commitment to the community.
Dallas Summer Associates volunteered at the North Texas Food Bank to create boxes for seniors struggling with food insecurities. The team got together to build 240 boxes, making 6,140 meals and 7,368 pounds of commodities!
The volunteers supported the food bank’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program. The program provides monthly food packages to low-income senior citizens.
Many seniors face a unique set of health risks, including high blood pressure and diabetes. North Texas Food Bank works to ensure that these seniors have access to nutritious foods that meet their health needs.
The AMN team of Dallas, TX spent a day of volunteering at Junior Achievement. Junior Achievement runs programs to help inspire and prepare young people to be active participants in the global economy.
AMN team members visited the Build-a-Bear workshop in the Cook Children’s Hospital of Fort Worth, TX to make stuffed golden retriever dogs for the children receiving treatment at the facility. Cooks Children’s Hospital is a not-for-profit, nationally recognized pediatric health care organization, dedicated to treating disease, illness, and injury.
There’s no clowning around for the AMN team on Red Nose Day! (From left to right) Even Jeff Decker, Locum Tenens Division President, Robin Johnson, Allied Division President, Susan Salka, CEO and President, and Ralph Henderson, President of Professional Services and Staffing, got in on the fun by sporting red noses!
By wearing bright red clown noses, team members embraced their silly side, while still supporting a charitable cause. Red Nose Day is a campaign put on by Comic Relief, Inc., where people purchase red clown noses to help end child poverty around the globe
On a beautiful Saturday morning, San Diego team members brought their friends and family together to participate in the Dream Big 5K for Rady Children’s Hospital. Beyond the 5K, the team members could participate in fun-filled activities, like listening to live bands, playing carnival-style games, or enjoying different food vendors. The event supported the children currently receiving treatment at the hospital.
Our fabulous team members in Boca Raton, FL volunteered for a day of charitable giving by partnering with Boca Helping Hands (BHH) to package food products for those in need. This year alone, BHH has served more than 20,000 meals, delivered over 1,000 meals, and distributed over 29,000 pantry bags! Along with their food collection and school distribution programs, BHH has helped thousands of people hungry people.
Forty-eight team members ran almost 200 miles in a Ragnar race for Girls on the Run San Diego. They ran all the way from Huntington Beach, CA to Coronado, CA, having at least one member of the team on the course 24 hours a day! Their efforts paid off, and they raised $26,000, enough to cover the fees for 111 girls!
Girls on the Run uses running to inspire girls to pursue their dreams by being joyful, healthy, and confident.
Team members across the nation proudly wore blue in support of Autism Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 in 59 children are affected by autism, making it even more important to education the public on autism and promote acceptance for autism.
Our San Diego team partnered with Operation Gratitude to assemble Battalion Buddies for children with parents deployed here in the U.S. or overseas. Operation Gratitude continues to support our troops by sending them much appreciated care packages containing hygienic products, entertainment, and food items, counting in at over 150,000 packages per year.
San Diego, CA team members rallied together friends and family to become the largest support group at the Walk for Wishes, sponsored by Make-a-Wish. The funds raised by the Walk grant a terminally ill child’s wish, giving the child a once-in-a-lifetime experience to help boost their mental state on the difficult road to recovery.
AMN team members woke up bright and early to cook breakfast for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, TX with our very own Richard C. volunteering to be the head chef. By providing comforting meals and housing, the Ronald McDonald House allows the parents of seriously ill children to focus on caring for their child instead of worrying about daily chores.
AMN team members had a blast volunteering for the Dallas Humane Society where they were able to play and care for the cats and dogs of the shelter. The Humane Society is a not for profit organization with a strict no kill policy, and is reliant on volunteers like the AMN team to assist in providing the proper services and care for the animals.
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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