• AMN Healthcare Community Relations

    AMN is a committed and proactive corporate community partner. The goal of the AMN Community Relations program is to responsibly use our resources to support non-profits and community activities in health and human services, women and children initiatives, education, and economic development.

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    AMN Volunteers in Guatemala for Mission Trip

    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.

    2017 Guatemala by the numbers

    Team Members Serve Community Members at the Ronald McDonald House

    AMN Healthcare Ronald McDonald 2017

    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.

    AMN Joins the Fight Against Hunger

    AMN Healthcare Feeds Homeless

    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:

    • 600 lbs of tomatoes
    • 1,540 zucchinis
    • 912 lbs of radishes
    • 35 large “ready to eat” food containers

    AMN Paints a Message of Hope

    By Jeanette Sanchez, Chief Information Officer, AMN Healthcare

    Jeanette Sanchez

    On May 10, 2017, AMN Healthcare 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. I’m truly inspired by the heart of our team members and AMN, and this year, I’m excited to announce that the organization will donate messages to the MHS Bradley Building in Escondido, CA.

    When I involved myself as an MHS board member in 2013, I was able to find purpose in removing stigmas that surround mental illness so those who are suffering can work to live a rich and rewarding life. As a mother to a child with mental illness, I realized that it took a community to make a difference, and I am thankful that the AMN team members have been so receptive to the cause!

    I was thrilled to coordinate the first MHS external event with AMN Healthcare in 2015 because both of our organizations are dedicated to mental and physical health and wellness. At AMN we have a robust Wellness program that helps our team members care for their mental and physical well-being. I feel lucky to work for an organization like AMN that believes in supporting mental health and is so willing to engage our team members in sharing messages of encouragement to those most in need. My favorite part of the event is watching team members collaborate, share stories, and much like myself, find purpose in the cause. I am always excited to see the team come together, and I believe that something as simple as a rock with a painted message can provide some extra motivation for those who need it!

    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. I am very grateful to work with team members who value community service and the personal development of others!

    Our CSR Report shares 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.

    AMN Charitable Grants

    Community Connections

    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.

    • Braking AIDS and Housing Works in Norwalk, CT, is an organization that works to end the dual crisis of homelessness and AIDS through advocacy and the provision of lifesaving services.
    • The Anti-Defamation League in San Diego, CA, works to combat ant-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in the United States and abroad through information, education, legislation and advocacy.
    • Basset and Beagle Rescue of the Heartland in Omaha, NE is an all-volunteer organization that rescues and finds new homes for abandoned Basset Hounds and Beagles in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri.
    • San Diego Children's Choir is an organization that provides children in San Diego with singing education and performance opportunities that nurture individual development and create a foundation for lifelong success.
    • Connecticut Choral Society in Norwalk, CT is noted for community outreach through its benefit concerts. They perform special concerts with proceeds going to support non-profit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and Toys for Tots, as well as preforming a free healing concert in the face of the Newtown tragedy.

    Ragnar: Girls on the Run

    By Denise Jackson, General Counsel and Senior Vice President, AMN Healthcare

    Denise Jackson

    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.

    AMN Healthcare Ragnar

    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.

    AMN Healthcare Girls on the Run

    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!

    AMN Healthcare Team Members Visit Rady Children's Hospital

    AMN team members get in the holiday spirit each year as they collect toys to donate to Rady Children’s Hospital. This year, the team was able to donate more than 100 toys! Thousands of children visit Rady Children’s Hospital facilities every year, and these donations go a long way towards cheering children up during a hospital stay or clinic visit.


    HELPS International Sends Team Esperanza to Guatemala

    AMN Healthcare Sponsors Medical & Community Support Mission for the 4th Year


    Team Esperanza completed a medical and community development mission in the impoverished highlands of Huehuetanango, Guatemala. For the 4th year in a row, the mission was sponsored in part by AMN Healthcare, which sends both medical and community development volunteers.

    Team Esperanza included a team of 32 AMN employees—both healthcare professionals for medical services and company volunteers for community development. The results of the Team Esperanza mission were incredible, including 130 surgeries, 89 stove installations and 452 water filter installations. The mission touched the lives of more than 1,200 people in just one week!

    Read a firsthand account of the mission from AMN team member Caleb Stewart. For more information on AMN Healthcare Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, take a look at our 2015 CSR Report.

    AMN Supports:

    • Komen Race for the Cure
    • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
    • Alzheimer's Association
    • Mental Health Association
    • American Heart Association
    • American Cancer Society
    • Ronald McDonald House
    • San Diego Burn Institute
    • Junior Achievement
    • Girls on the Run
    • Voices for Children
    • Angels Foster Family Network
    • YMCA
    • Girl Scouts of America
    • Boys and Girls Clubs of America
    • Boys Scouts of America
    • Father Joe's Villages
    • San Diego Social Venture Partners
    • San Diego Hunger Coalition
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • Doctors without Borders
    • San Diego Economic Development Council
    • Athena San Diego
    • San Diego Organization of Healthcare Leaders
    • San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
    • LEAD San Diego
    • BIOCOM

    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.