SAN DIEGO, July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sean Ebner and Travis Singleton, executives from AMN Healthcare (NYSE: AHS), the nation's most comprehensive workforce solutions company, have been named to the Dallas Business Journal 2015 "Who's Who in Health Care," an annual list honoring North Texans who demonstrate leadership and innovation in the business aspects of healthcare.
Ebner is president of the AMN Healthcare locum tenens division, which includes Staff Care, Linde Healthcare and Locum Leaders, the top providers of temporary physician and advanced practitioner staffing services. Singleton is senior vice president of Merritt Hawkins, an AMN Healthcare company that is the leading permanent physician and advanced practitioner search and consulting firm.
"The inclusion of Travis and Sean on this prestigious list is well-deserved recognition for their contributions to patient health and to the healthcare industry," said Susan Salka, President and CEO of AMN Healthcare. "It also highlights the evolution of our company and our contribution to the North Texas economy. This honor marks a new understanding of the critical role that effective workforce solutions play in providing excellence in healthcare."
Ebner has overseen a reinvigoration of the role of temporary physician staffing, developing new service lines and approaches to meet the changing needs of hospitals, medical groups and other facilities. All of this has benefited healthcare delivery in North Texas. Staff Care – one of the most recognized brands in the industry – has provided temporary physician staffing services for more than 150 North Texas healthcare facilities during the past four years. That translates into about 650 physicians who have handled approximately 300,000 patient encounters, creating greater access to medical services for North Texas patients.
This growth has also meant jobs and career opportunities for North Texans. Staff Care and Linde Healthcare now employ more than 420 people as recruiters, quality control specialists, information technology professionals and risk management assessors, among other roles.
Singleton is nationally recognized for his expertise in a broad range of staffing areas, from compensation to medical staff planning. He has consulted with hospitals and medical groups regarding physician and allied health needs assessment, population health management, demographic and healthcare trends, and physician-hospital relations. Singleton has also overseen permanent physician and advanced practitioner search assignments across the nation. He serves on the board of the Health Industry Council of North Texas and is a professional development partner of the Texas Healthcare Trustees.
Both executives are frequently cited in media coverage, with Ebner's perspective on employment trends featured in The New York Times, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today among others. He is co-author of "Have Stethoscope, Will Travel: Staff Care's Guide to Locum Tenens." Singleton also has been a trusted source for stories featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, HealthLeaders Magazine, USA Today, Modern Healthcare, Hospitals & Health Networks, Forbes and New England Journal of Medicine. Earlier this year, Singleton submitted expert testimony to the U.S. Congressional Subcommittee on Health Oversight regarding the ability of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs facilities to recruit and retain qualified healthcare professionals.
Ebner and Singleton, along with fellow healthcare honorees, will be profiled in the Dallas Business Journal's July 31 issue.
About AMN Healthcare
AMN Healthcare is the leader and innovator in healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services to healthcare facilities across the nation. AMN Healthcare's workforce solutions - including managed services programs, vendor management systems, recruitment process outsourcing and consulting services - enable providers to successfully reduce complexity, increase efficiency and improve patient outcomes within the rapidly evolving healthcare environment. The Company provides unparalleled access to the most comprehensive network of quality healthcare professionals through its innovative recruitment strategies and breadth of career opportunities. Clients include acute-care hospitals, community health centers and clinics, physician practice groups, retail and urgent care centers, home health facilities, and many other healthcare settings. AMN Healthcare disseminates news and information about the Company through its website, which can be found at www.amnhealthcare.com.
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