AMN Announces Managed Services Agreement Implementation With Rady Children's Hospital

SAN DIEGO, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE: AHS), the nation's largest healthcare staffing and workforce solutions company, announced that it is now serving Rady Children's Hospital–San Diego for all of its contingent workforce needs, both clinical and non-clinical, under a Managed Services Program (MSP) agreement entered into recently.  

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"We're excited about our partnership with AMN," said Mamoon Syed, Vice President, Human Resources, for Rady Children's.  "Not only do we look forward to cost savings and streamlined processes leading to greater efficiencies as a result of our working together, but having a San Diego-based company as a partner is a bonus for us.  We – and our patients – will benefit from the expansive resources of AMN's clinical and administrative support and, in fact, are already experiencing positive results."  

Susan Salka, AMN's President and CEO, said, "We're honored and elated to be a committed partner in helping Rady Children's deliver quality patient care to the children and families of our community.  Our agreement brings together two well-established and successful San Diego institutions committed to quality and compassionate patient care, innovation and the delivery of cost-effective healthcare solutions."

Under terms of the Rady Children's agreement, AMN will provide travel and local clinical staff including nurses, allied and pharmacy healthcare professionals.  In addition, AMN will also provide travel and local non-clinical staff such as receptionists, executive and administrative assistants, security guards and information technology professionals.  The agreement also calls for AMN to provide non-employee vendor and independent contractor support.  AMN will be the exclusive supplier of contingent staffing, and will manage several subcontractor agencies to ensure positions are filled.  

The agreement with Rady Children's is one of the latest of 28 MSP contracts AMN has been awarded since July of last year when the company announced plans to acquire Arlington, Texas-based Medfinders, creating the largest healthcare staffing managed services provider in the U.S. The MSP agreements executed since the acquisition was announced have a cumulative gross spend under management by AMN of over $75 million. The AMN MSP program is proving to be successful in many healthcare settings including acute care, rehabilitation, and long-term acute care facilities.

About AMN Healthcare

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, CA, 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 clinical staffing managed services programs and recruitment process outsourcing solutions. Settings staffed 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 Rady Children's Hospital–San Diego

Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, the largest children's hospital in California, is a 442-bed pediatric care facility providing the largest source of comprehensive pediatric medical services in San Diego, Southern Riverside and Imperial counties. Rady Children's is the only hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare and is the region's only designated pediatric trauma center. On October 10, 2010, Rady Children's opened the Acute Care Pavilion, a LEED-Certified (green) building that is home to the incredible Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, the state-of-the-art Warren Family Surgical Center, and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for our community's most fragile newborns. In May 2011, U.S. News & World Report ranked Rady Children's among the best children's hospitals in the nation in all ten pediatric specialties the magazine surveyed.  For more information, visit www.rchsd.org and find us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Contacts:

Don Cowan

Ben Metcalf


AMN Healthcare

Rady Children's Hospital – San Diego


858.523.6622

858.966.8579


don.cowan@amnhealthcare.com

bmetcalf@rchsd.org



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