SAN DIEGO, May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AMN Healthcare (NYSE: AMN), the leader and innovator in healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services, and BJC HealthCare, one of the nation's largest nonprofit healthcare integrated delivery organizations, were recognized for outstanding collaboration with the 2017 HRO Today Services and Technology Association Award for Partnership in Recruiting Excellence.
The award honors the high-achieving BJC HealthCare and AMN Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) partnership, which reduced contingent labor costs and improved recruitment efficiency to fill critical nursing needs at the healthcare provider.
The talent acquisition partnership is led by Andrea Lampert, VP Talent Strategies at BJC HealthCare, and Chris Scowden, who leads the RPO division at AMN Healthcare.
"We strive to be a national model for patient advocacy, clinical quality, medical research, employee satisfaction and financial stability," Lampert said. "Talent drives all of those outcomes, and it is a critical priority to have the right staff in the right place to deliver and support exceptional patient care."
AMN Healthcare's recruitment services focus on the client's most pressing workforce needs to create a customized solution that delivers the right outcomes cost effectively. For BJC specifically, AMN was asked to fill high-need nursing positions so that BJC could focus on strategic organizational initiatives such as clinician retention, productivity, community outreach, and, most importantly, patient care. The partnership resulted in the placement of more than 350 nurses across 10 health care locations in its first year.
"We are honored to be recognized alongside BJC HealthCare for our recruitment partnership," said Dan White, President of Strategic Workforce Solutions at AMN Healthcare. "Providing a quality patient experience requires balancing hiring needs with budget guidelines and organizational goals. We are excited to be supporting BJC HealthCare in recruiting quality healthcare talent so that they can focus on promoting the health and well-being of the patients and communities they serve."
AMN Healthcare is the leading provider of workforce solutions for the healthcare industry. It has the nation's largest and most diverse network of healthcare providers to deliver high-quality clinicians that meet client needs. AMN Healthcare also has developed the healthcare industry's most advanced practices to recruit, select, interview and onboard healthcare professionals, which they deliver to their clients every day.
About BJC HealthCare
BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, and is focused on delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. With net revenues of $4.8 billion, BJC serves the health care needs of urban, suburban and rural communities and includes 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice. BJC's nationally recognized academic medical centers, Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children's hospitals, are affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine. BJC is the largest provider of charity care, unreimbursed care and community benefits in the state of Missouri. To learn more, visit www.bjc.org.
About AMN Healthcare
AMN Healthcare is the leader and innovator in healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services to healthcare facilities across the nation. The Company provides unparalleled access to the most comprehensive network of quality healthcare professionals through its innovative recruitment strategies and breadth of career opportunities. With insights and expertise, AMN Healthcare helps providers optimize their workforce to successfully reduce complexity, increase efficiency, and improve patient outcomes. AMN delivers managed services programs, healthcare executive search solutions, vendor management systems, recruitment process outsourcing, predictive modeling, medical coding and consulting, and other services. 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. For more information about AMN Healthcare, visit www.amnhealthcare.com.
SOURCE AMN Healthcare