• AMN Corporate Social Responsibility ReportAt 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.

    Download our Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2018 Update


    Community Connections at AMN Healthcare


    Dallas Team Members Volunteer at Junior Achievement

    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.


    Dallas Team Members Spread Joy to the Patients of Cook’s Children’s Hospital

    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.


    AMN Fights Child Poverty through Laughter This Red Nose Day

    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


    San Diego Team Members Run Dream Big 5K

    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.


    Boca Raton Team Members Lend a Helping Hand

    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.


    Team Members Compete in Ragnar Race to Raise Funds for Girls on the Run San Diego

    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.


    A Blue Wave at AMN Supports Autism Awareness Month

    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.


    San Diego Team Members Make Stuffed Bears for Military Children

    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 Team Participates in Walk for Wishes

    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.


    A Heartwarming Breakfast at the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth

    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 Volunteer at Dallas Humane Society

    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.


    AMN Charitable Grants

    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.

    • Mission 22 is a non-profit organization that combats the ever-rising veteran suicide rate. Every day, more than twenty veterans are lost to suicide. Mission 22 wants to bring that number to zero. It does this with three main programs; veteran treatment programs, memorials, and national awareness.
    • 3 Little Birds 4 Life is an organization that is passionate about giving adults currently managing cancer the experience of living life as if they were never diagnosed with cancer. While it is certainly right to give attention and care to children and elderly people with cancer, those between the ages of 25 and 55 often are forgotten and lost in the shuffle. This organization wants to make sure that people in this age group have a daily wish granted and are given the resources they might need to find help in all aspects on their journey.
    • Basset and Beagle Rescue of the Heartland (BBRH) is an approved 501(c)3 non-profit rescue group, all donations are tax-deductible. This organization is devoted to rescuing and rehoming bassets and beagles in Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa. BBRH also puts great emphasis on educational efforts regarding these breeds and responsible pet ownership.
    • Instruments for Education has the mission to collect used and unused musical instruments and provide them to classrooms that may not otherwise have it in their budget to purchase instruments for their students.
    • Together We Rise is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprised of motivated young adults and former foster youth. Their vision is to improve the lives of children in foster care, who often find themselves forgotten and neglected by the public. The group collaborates with individuals, companies, and community partners to bring resources to foster youth and use service-learning activities to educate volunteers on issues surrounding the foster care system.

    AMN thanks our team members for championing these wonderful non-profits and bringing attention to their important missions.


    A Red Wave at AMN Supports Heart Health Awareness

    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.


    AMN Team Members Volunteer at Dallas Food Bank

    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.


    AMN Employee Resource Group Gives Back to Local Workers

    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.”


    Dallas Team Members Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House

    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 Toy Drive and Charity Breakfast

    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.


    Omaha Team Members Support Local Families in Need

    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.


    Savannah Team Members Partake in the Season of Giving

    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.


    AMN Employee Resource Group Makes Spirits Bright at a Local Hospital

    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.


    Dallas Team Members Raise Awareness for Arthritis

    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.


    AMN Participates in Movember to Benefit Men’s Health

    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.


    Dallas Team Members Compete to Beat Hunger

    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.


    A Purple Wave at AMN Supports Pancreatic Cancer Research

    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.


    San Diego Team Members Host Multicultural Fair

    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.


    Dallas Team Members Compete to Beat Hunger

    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!


    Team Members Triumph at Kaiser Permanente Half Marathon and 5K

    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.


    AMN Celebrates Culturally Diverse Team Members with Dallas Multicultural Fair

    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.


    Boston Team Members Support Breast Cancer Awareness

    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.


    Dallas Team Members Get Muddy for Multiple Sclerosis Awareness

    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.


    Team Hope Touches 18,000 Lives

    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!


    Boston Team Members Volunteer at Local Clinics

    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.


    Summer Associates Make an Impact!

    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!


    Dinner Made with Love at the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas

    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!


    San Diego Pride Parade

    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.


    Kansas City Team Members Hold Volunteer Day

    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.


    Atlanta Team Members Volunteer at Camp Twin Lakes

    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.

     


     

    AMN Visits Children of Camp Boggy Creek

    AMN visits boggy creek 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.


    Dallas Team Members Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House

    Dallas team members volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House

    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.


    Giving Guatemala Hope

    Giving Guatemala Hope

    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.


    Carry the Load DallasDallas Gives Back to Our Nation's Heroes

    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!


    AMN Charitable Grants

    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.

    • Frosted Faces Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to developing and delivering solutions to fulfill the promise of family and adequate veterinary care for senior animals whose love and lives are in jeopardy.
    • Portland Homeless Family Solutions empowers homeless families with children to get back into housing and to stay there long-term.
    • Diakonos International’s vision is to serve as catalyst that drive social change where the destitute children of Haïti can live safely, learn, grow, and develop into healthy, happy, educated, and confident adults.
    • The Wounded Warrior Support Network is a non-profit, 501c3 that provides both active duty and veteran wounded, ill, and injured and their family members with a team of Wounded Warriors who stay connected through the long journey back to happy and productive lives.
    • The goal of Hugs & Bags isn’t to give a hand-out but a hand-up to those that have fallen on hard times by providing all basic needs along with the human touch in the form of a hug. Our primary population has grown from homeless teens, veterans to immigrants, single parents and anyone who may need assistance.

    AMN thanks our team members for championing these wonderful non-profits and bringing attention to their important missions.


    Omaha Team Members Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

    Habitat for Humanity OmahaMedefis, 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.


    AMN Supports the San Diego Make-A-Wish® Foundation

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    Julie Fletcher

    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.


    amn toy drive charity breakfastToy Drive and Charity Breakfast

    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!


    Irvine Team Members Support a Family in Need

    amn team members support a family in needIn 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.


    AMN Charitable Grants

    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.

    • CRY (Children Rights and You) America ensures that basic rights of education, healthcare, and protection from exploitation and abuse are restored to underprivileged children.
    • Mission Twenty-Five 35 in Veneta, Oregon implements a solution that addresses the lack of clean water, food sustainability short comings, the limited access to primary healthcare, and the absence of technical and vocational job training for the poor and marginalized in the "El Cibao" region of the, Dominican Republic.
    • The Lewisville New Hope Learning Center provides quality, loving, and nurturing low cost child care for low income and at risk families for the Lewisville and other surrounding communities. This service allows families to work and improve their standard of living.
    • The YWCA children’s program in Bremerton, Washington is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities.
    • Butterfly Haven serves the greater St. Louis area’s foster, adoptive families, and children in crisis. Dedicated to love in action, compassion and service, the mission of the organization is to enrich the lives of children in the foster care system.

    The AMN Grant Committee thanks our team members for championing these wonderful non-profits and bringing attention to their important missions.


    AMN Sponsors Volunteer Time Off in 2017

    Julie Fletcher Headshot_2016Julie 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.


    AMN Supports Pancreatic Cancer Research

    AMN Supports Pancreatic Cancer ResearchSince 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!


    Team Members Support Hurricane Relief

    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.


    Omaha Team Members Give during Charitable Season

    Team Members Give During Charitable SeasonTeam 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.


    Lenexa Team Members Make an Impact

    Lenexa Team Members Make an ImpactNovember 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.


    Atlanta Team Members Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House

    Atlanta Team Members Volunteer at Ronald McDonald HouseTo 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 Host Food Drive Competition

    Team Memebers Host Food Drive CompetitionTeam 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.


    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 2017AMN 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

    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 Healthcare Feeds Homeless

    AMN Paints a Message of Hope

    rocksIn 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.


    AMN Charitable GrantsCommunity 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

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    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 RagnarI 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 RunI 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 Sponsors the San Diego Walk for Wishes

    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/

     


    AMN partners with Make-A-Wish to celebrate 30th birthday

    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.

    Be 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.