DALLAS and SAN DIEGO, March 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) has named Dr. Cole Edmonson, Chief Clinical Officer of AMN Healthcare (NYSE:AMN), as one of the inaugural recipients of its AONE Fellow designation.
The AONE fellow designation recognizes a nurse leader's sustained contributions to the specialty of nursing leadership, commitment to service and influence in shaping healthcare. Dr. Edmonson is one of 18 AONE Fellows from throughout the healthcare industry.
"Dr. Edmonson is an exemplary nursing leader, tremendously well-respected from the bedside to the boardroom in the healthcare industry," said Susan Salka, President and CEO of AMN Healthcare. "His appointment as an inaugural AONE Fellow reflects his long commitment to nursing leadership practice. We celebrate him and this tremendous honor."
AONE Fellows demonstrate exemplary leadership practice with impact at the regional, national and even global levels. They have achieved success in the field, demonstrating expert leadership practice, peer engagement and mentorship, and contributions to AONE at the regional and national levels. AONE will announce the fellow credential at its Annual Meeting in April in San Diego.
Dr. Edmonson joined AMN in January from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, a Magnet hospital with a highly respected and decorated nursing staff, where he was Chief Nursing Officer since 2010. He held the same position at other hospitals since 1998. In addition to nurse leadership, he is deeply involved in research, professional organizations, health policy development, and community service.
He is well known for his success in elevating the nursing leadership role and creating collaborative teams across the clinical delivery continuum. Throughout his tenure as a nurse leader, he has initiated and led innovative programs to advance clinical quality, education, professional practice, patient experience and safety, and clinician safety.
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, mid-revenue cycle solutions, credentialing, and other services. AMN Healthcare is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse team that reflects the communities we serve. Our commitment to the inclusion of many different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enables our innovation and leadership in the healthcare services industry. For more information about AMN Healthcare, visit www.amnhealthcare.com.
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