AMN Healthcare and Hendrick Medical Center Announce Integrated Workforce Solution Partnership

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE: AHS), the nation's largest healthcare staffing and workforce solutions company and Hendrick Medical Center, a 500-bed hospital in Abilene, TX, jointly announce a Managed Service Provider (MSP) and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) contract between the two.

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"Hendrick Medical Center has been a long-standing partner with AMN for both nursing and health professionals, including a preferred partner for travel nursing," says Jo Rake, RN, MSN, vice president of nursing at Hendrick Medical Center.  "Through our long-standing relationship with AMN, they've proven their ability to provide quality temporary healthcare staff.  Our confidence in AMN's ability to meet our temporary staffing and permanent recruitment healthcare staffing needs, and the value of consolidating suppliers, to include cost savings, are a few of the many benefits of this agreement."  

Ralph Henderson, AMN President for the Nursing and Allied divisions, said, "This partnership not only provides Hendrick Medical Center access to the largest supply of healthcare professionals, but it will also create efficiencies resulting in lower bill rates and operational costs, reduced liability and mitigated insurance risks, and increased compliance with clinical standards.  We see this as a tremendous advantage for Hendrick, our healthcare professionals, our team members and ultimately, the quality of patient care."  

With the MSP agreement Hendrick will transfer the day-to-day healthcare staffing management responsibility to AMN.  The MSP will provide Hendrick access to automated administrative and operational processes associated with their supplemental labor and internal resource pool management.  Benefits include more efficient operations, standardized quality control requirements as well as streamlined workflow for candidate matching, interviews, approvals and hiring.  

The RPO partnership gives Hendrick Medical Center the opportunity to outsource its core staff recruitment process to AMN.  Benefits include reduction in cost per hire, access to the nation's largest network of quality candidates, decreased vacancy rates and improved candidate satisfaction.  By combining both MSP and RPO, Hendrick will centralize the administration of both their permanent staffing recruitment and staffing vendor management to achieve an all-inclusive workforce management solution.

The contract between AMN Healthcare and Hendrick became effective July, 2010.

About AMN Healthcare

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. is the nation's largest provider of comprehensive healthcare staffing and workforce solutions.  As the leading provider of travel nurse, per diem (local) nurse, allied and locum tenens (temporary physician) staffing and physician permanent placement services, AMN Healthcare recruits and places healthcare professionals on assignments of variable lengths and in permanent positions with clients throughout the United States.  AMN Healthcare is also the nation's largest provider of healthcare managed services programs and recruitment process outsourcing solutions.   Settings we staff include acute-care hospitals, government facilities, community health centers and clinics, physician practice groups, and a host of other healthcare settings.  AMN Healthcare also provides home healthcare services in select regions.  For more information, visit http://www.amnhealthcare.com.

About Hendrick Health System

Hendrick Health System was founded in 1924 as a not-for-profit healthcare institution in response to a community need for quality healthcare.  Today, Hendrick Health System includes Hendrick Medical Center, licensed for 500 beds, and a comprehensive range of healthcare services, including centers for care in women's, cancer, rehabilitation, children's and cardiovascular services.  With more than 2,700 employees, Hendrick serves 21 counties in the Texas Midwest area.  Hendrick has received the Gallup Great Workplace Award for four years in a row and has earned the Pathway to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  In fall 2009, Hendrick broke ground on Project 2010, the largest expansion project in the hospital's 85-year history.  For more information, visit http://www.hendrickhealth.org.

Contacts:

Don Cowan

Lynne Bruton


AMN Healthcare

Hendrick Medical Center


858.523.6622

325.670.2431


don.cowan@amnhealthcare.com

lbruton@ehendrick.org



SOURCE AMN Healthcare Services, Inc.