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AMN Healthcare Celebrates Allied Health Professionals Week by Recognizing Inspirational Travel Clinicians

November 10, 2017

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE: AMN), the leader and innovator in workforce solutions and healthcare staffing services, recognizes the vital role that Allied Health Professionals provide in supporting quality patient care throughout the nation. In honor of Allied Health Professionals Week, AMN Healthcare companies Med Travelers and Club Staffing presented two deserving Allied Health professionals with awards recognizing their compassionate caregiving.  

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"Allied Health Professionals, which include imaging, respiratory, laboratory, physical, occupational and speech therapy, hospice and home health professionals, are critical to our nation's healthcare system and quality patient care," said AMN Healthcare President and CEO Susan Salka. "We are thrilled to recognize these important professionals for their exceptional service that improves the lives of patients in truly meaningful ways."

While Allied Health Professionals have always been an integral part of our nation's healthcare system, they are becoming increasingly important as more Americans seek access to healthcare in an expanding care delivery environment that includes home health services, a variety of outpatient services and schools.

In celebration of Allied Health Professionals Week, which takes place this year from Nov. 4 - 10, two outstanding Allied Healthcare travel clinicians were recognized for their service by AMN Healthcare.

The following two Allied Healthcare Professionals were recognized with the AMN Allied Achiever Award. This award honors clinicians who go the extra mile for their patients and colleagues, greeting everyone with a smile, creating an air of comfort to their facilities, and always seeking new ways to enhance patient care.

  • Brian Kura, Physical Therapist with Club Staffing, currently on assignment with Jefferson Healthcare in Port Townsend, WA. Brian was selected for this award because of his respectful and careful interactions with patients and staff that represent the clinic in a positive light. "As a traveling clinician, Brian quickly assimilated to the culture at Jefferson Healthcare," said Mitzi Hazard, DPT, Director of Rehabilitation Services and Wellness at Jefferson Healthcare. "Already he has people asking to see him because they have heard from others about how good he is."
  • Eric Elick, SLP with Med Travelers, currently on assignment with Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA. Eric was selected for this award because he is a standout performer. "Eric demonstrates high levels of productivity, great enthusiasm and always shows his passion for his profession by delivering great care to patients," said Carla Griffith, Director of Therapy Services at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

Award recipients will receive an engraved award, gift basket and $500 in continuing education support and travel vouchers.

About Jefferson Healthcare

Jefferson Healthcare is a DNV accredited, fully integrated health care system providing services to residents of east Jefferson County in Washington State.  The hospital is a 25-bed, critical access care hospital with complete 24 hour coverage by a physician staff of hospitalists.  Top rated surgical services include:  emergency department, laboratory services, swing bed unit, the latest in digital imaging and a comprehensive array of respiratory, physical, speech and occupational rehabilitation therapies.  In addition, Jefferson Healthcare has clinics located in and around the hospital which include a full service orthopedic clinic and an accredited oncology clinic administering infusion services of chemotherapy, immunotherapy and other treatments. Outpatient Specialty Clinics provide wound care, sleep medicine, Coumadin and anticoagulation services.  Jefferson Healthcare has the latest equipment in diagnostic imaging for outpatient and inpatient radiology services.  The seven primary care clinics and the Surgery and Endoscopy Center are located near the hospital in Port Townsend and in the surrounding areas of Port Ludlow and Quilcene.  Primary care clinics provide pediatrics, family medicine, obstetrics, women's health and internal medicine.  Additional Specialty Clinics provide cardiology and pulmonary, nephrology and urological surgery and pelvic floor reconstruction.  A broad range of support groups and community education programs to round out Jefferson Healthcare's total approach to patient wellness.

About Cottage Health
The not-for-profit Cottage Health, based in Santa Barbara, is the leader in providing advanced medical care to California's Central Coast region.  Specialties include the Cottage Children's Medical Center, Level 1 Trauma Center, Neuroscience Institute, Heart & Vascular Center, Center for Orthopedics, and Rehabilitation Hospital. The Cottage Health medical staff is comprised of more than 700 physicians, many with subspecialties typically found only at university medical centers. Last year, the three Cottage Health acute-care hospitals (Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital and Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital) provided inpatient care for 19,000 people, treated 78,000 patients through their 24-hour emergency departments and helped deliver 2,500 newborns. Learn more at

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

Media Contact:
Jim Gogek
Corporate Communications
AMN Healthcare
(858) 350-3209 


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